Washington: Lessons in LeadershipGreat Generals
Gerald M. Carbone; Foreword by General Wesley K. Clark
St. Martin's Griffin
Before he became "the Father of our Country," George Washington was the Father of the American Army. He took troops that had no experience, no tradition, and no training, and fought a protracted war against the best, most disciplined force in the world—the British Army. Deftly handling the political realm, he left his mark with a vision of the Revolution as a war of attrition and his offensives which were as brilliant as they were unpredictable. In Washington, award-winning author Gerald M. Carbone argues that it is this sort of fearless but not reckless, spontaneous but calculated offensive that Washington should be remembered for—as a leader not of infallibility but of greatness.
Praise for Washington: Lessons in Leadership
“Good generalship is about tactics, but great generalship requires vision, grit, character, charisma, daring, and drive. Despite losing more battles than he won, Washington enjoyed these virtues in spades, and Carbone persuasively makes the case for greatness in his vigorous, stirring account of this essential Founding Father's military career.” —Alexander Rose, author of Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
“Ged Carbone's military biography of George Washington is both concise and action-packed, chronicling the most dramatic moments of his career and exposing the essence of his greatness. It will satisfy readers at all levels, from armchair generals to scholars.” —Edward G. Lengel, author of General George Washington: A Military Life
“With this book, Ged Carbone reminds us that greatness is not simply a matter of victories on the battlefield. Greatness is about leadership, determination, and character.” —Terry Golway, author of Washington's General