By Rod Gragg
“At the end of his presidency, [George Washington] published a farewell address that left the American people a legacy of wise advice: Live as a patriot, he advised. Cherish liberty and oppose despotism. Prepare for war, but strive for peace. Seek the public good rather than political power. Avoid national debt, and be responsible citizens. And never forget the true foundations of the American nation.”
Unlike other books about George Washington, this compelling interactive biography reveals anew why Washington is proclaimed as the “Father of Our Country” and remains America’s most-beloved president. Graced by a captivating fast-paced narrative and intricate, colorful design, George Washington: An Interactive Biography literally places history in the hands of the reader through a fascinating collection of Washington artifacts and documents.
Tucked away throughout the book is “history you can hold”—authentically reproduced letters, diary pages, maps, sketches, official orders, and artifacts from Washington’s life which can be removed for close examination. Through these reproductions, the reader can study and enjoy primary-source materials normally accessible only to historians. Never has the reader had the opportunity to examine George Washington’s extraordinary life and times in such a personal and intriguing way.
About the Author
Rod Gragg is the author of numerous works of history, including The Declaration of Independence and Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery, as well as Planters, Pirates, and Patriots: Historical Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand and Robert E. Lee: Character and Valor, both from Pelican Publishing. His books have won the James I. Robertson Award, the Douglas Southall Freeman Award, the Jefferson Davis Medal, and the Fletcher Pratt Award and have been selected for the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club, and the Military History Book Club. A native of Conway, South Carolina, he earned his BA in journalism and MA in American history from the University of South Carolina. He and his family live on the South Carolina Grand Strand.
An Interactive Biography
By Rod Gragg
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State;
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800);
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
48 pp. 11 5/8 x 10 1/4
Illus. Photos Maps Graphs Charts Appendices