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"George Washington would consider himself quite fortunate that one of his descendants was as creative and adventurous as Austin Washington."
- Jim Rees, Emeritus President, Mount Vernon


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book. I definitely recommend it for a younger audience and people who have a sense of humor., February 4, 2016
This review is from: The Education of George Washington: How a forgotten book shaped the character of a hero (Hardcover)
I read this book over a year ago and I have a passion for history, especially colonial history. My friends have been raving about the show Hamilton and I thought it would be awesome to recommend this book to them, since it's easy and fun. If I've been telling them to read it, it's only fair that I give this book a recommendation on Amazon.

This book's cover doesn't have the romantic painting of George Washington riding his horse majestically in a battle or endless pages of stale, textbook descriptions. That's not the point of it. It's conversationally written and simply a ton of fun!

What I think the author portrayed perfectly was that George Washington was human. He was a real person. He once was a child. He once was a teenager. But not the kind of child or teenager that exists today. The author gives an oddly vivid description of the world of the 1700s, the world of George Washington -- the expectations, the society, and the people that surrounded him. This world is completely alien to us in the modern era, but the author blended education with humor and a bit of imagination. George Washington developed into a great leader and man, became a founding father and truly became one of the greatest men that ever lived... but he was still a human.

We really have it easy in this world. (I used spellcheck to correct the word "expectations.") I'm a bit bummed that the exceptional traits possessed by George Washington and the Duke are unlikely to be attainable today... but it really makes me think about my life, my future, and my kids.

All in all, loved the book and hope there's more to come in the future!
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1) Award winning speaker Austin Washington has spoken (in speeches and through the media) to over 30 million people in many cultures and countries around the world.

2) Austin Washington has been called a "future world leader" by the BBC, "America's Prince William" by visitors to Mount Vernon, and a "worthy representative of a great family" by Moscow's Shalom Daily News.

3) Jim Rees, Emeritus President of Mount Vernon, said Austin is "the speaker I received the most compliments on in a series of talks [Austin] appeared in at Mount Vernon recently, leaving the audience educated, entertained, and even charmed."

4) Austin Washington is currently working with two Emmy winners on some new film and video projects, including one about music around the world.

5) Austin produced, directed, and acted in dozens of plays, some with a production company he co-founded. A loyal following developed, with a typical - if unusually memorable - comment being "Better than the Royal Court" (theatre, that is...)

6) Austin Washington has done groundbreaking research in colonial American history at Oxford University. Austin was then encouraged by Dr. Theodore Crackel, Emeritus Editor of the George Washington Papers Project at the University of Virginia, and Jim Rees, Mount Vernon's President, to combine his talents for writing and speaking to help bring the first new discovery about George Washington in 200 years to the world. He agreed, devoting several years to the project.

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Austin's current project expands his mission, incoprorating his other love - music.

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Here is the result of some videos Austin made during his travels that led to the offer to create and host this music and travel network television series, currently in development.

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Tamara Gverdtsiteli and pianist Yuri Rozum present Austin Washington with Humanitarian Award...etc (!)  
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Austin's other current project He is working on a movie and a book If that sounds a bit vague, here is a video about his next book (the first of a trilogy of novellas which will comprise, um, a novel...and perhaps a second film). Included is a clip from the film, in the works, about love. What genre is it? As genre-breaking at UnFriended. This taster video doesn't do it justice, as the genre-breaking, dark, and imaginative parts haven't been filmed yet.

Free preview of his new book? Speaking info etc about George Washington? Collaborations? Music, TV? It's all here:

Austin recently made a casual attempt to swim in the social media cesspool. Although his head, arguably, stuck above the surface, that's a pretty low bar (to mix unmixable metaphors, but, what the heck...)

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