[PDF] Download ✓ A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington | by ↠ Adrienne Harrison

By Adrienne Harrison | Comments: ( 649 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

His formal schooling abruptly cut off at age eleven, George Washington saw his boyhood dream of joining the British army evaporate and recognized that even his aspiration to rise in colonial Virginian agricultural society would be difficult Throughout his life he faced challenges for which he lacked the academic foundations shared by his highly educated contemporarieHis formal schooling abruptly cut off at age eleven, George Washington saw his boyhood dream of joining the British army evaporate and recognized that even his aspiration to rise in colonial Virginian agricultural society would be difficult Throughout his life he faced challenges for which he lacked the academic foundations shared by his highly educated contemporaries Yet Washington s legacy is clearly not one of failure.Breaking new ground in Washington scholarship and American revolutionary history, Adrienne M Harrison investigates the first president s dedicated process of self directed learning through reading, a facet of his character and leadership long neglected by historians and biographers In A Powerful Mind, Harrison shows that Washington rose to meet these trials through a committed campaign of highly focused reading, educating himself on exactly what he needed to do and how best to do it In contrast to other famous figures of the revolution Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin Washington did not relish learning for its own sake, viewing self education instead as a tool for shaping himself into the person he wanted to be His two highest profile and highest risk endeavors commander in chief of the Continental Army and president of the fledgling United States are a testament to the success of his strategy.


  • Title: A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington
  • Author: Adrienne Harrison
  • ISBN: 9781612347257
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington

  • Rohit

    - place higher importance on reading for practical stuff- find a spot where you can read in your life and sanctify it- read multi disciplinary ( going against point 1)


  • Alex Strick van Linschoten

    ‘A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington’ tells the story of Washington’s reading habits (and how they benefited him). You can read only the introduction and get the main message: he read a lot and the things he read allowed him to grow as a military and political leader. The rest of the book is a detailed exploration of this thesis alongside some of the supporting evidence.Extensive and deep reading alike were important throughout his career. In one of the most fascinatin [...]


  • A kalinchuk

    It was interesting for how it laid out another man's reasoning process when making the decisions that would affect millions of people. I liked it much, although as far as the description of Washington's house, well, I could give a good goddamn what kind of self-trained architect he was.


  • Jono

    Great book.I skipped large parts of the minutiae about American history, but the core message of how much direct, intense reading can lift one up to levels you wouldn't believe rang through clearly.


  • Diana

    Interesting information and powerful message about the value of self-education through reading. Very repetitive. I don't know if it's my lack of experience with this type of book, but it reads more like an academic paper than a book.


  • Joan

    I was quite charmed by this book. While it is obviously a repackaged PhD thesis, I found it a really easy read and more like a long visit with the world’s biggest George Washington nerd. It does well enough to paint a portrait of Washington as a complex person who did what he could to fill in his knowledge gaps. I found it peculiar that the only real mention of slavery is where the author chooses to point out that Washington had some pamphlets about abolition and anti slavery in his collection [...]


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