Episode 17 & 18: The Political Genius of George Washington

April 10, 2015

In this two part follow up to my President's Day podcast, I explore one of George Washington's greatest talents and perhaps the talent for which he receives the least recognition...that of a brilliant political strategist.  In this age, Americans place George Washington on a pedestal and think of him as the Founding Father who was above politics.  But perhaps that is because George Washington was a master of the greatest political skill of all - being a politician without looking like a politician. 

 

In this episode, I'll talk with author and historian John Ferling.  He has written a dozen books on the subject of the American Revolution including The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon.  He'll talk about the traits that made George Washington one of the greatest politicians in American history.  

 

Click below to listen to the full podcast episode on The Political Genius of George Washington.

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