Military Genius?: The Generalship of George Washington

  title={Military Genius?: The Generalship of George Washington},
  author={Andrew J. O’shaughnessy},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={405 - 410}
A plethora of recent biographies of George Washington include popular works by best-selling authors such as Ron Chernow and Joe Ellis, all part of a continued trend of writing on the Founding Fathers that was dubbed Founders’ Chic in 2001. Stephen Brumwell does not attempt to justify another addition to this corpus, but his book is different in its virtually exclusive focus upon the military career of Washington from the French and Indian War to the 1790s. With distinguished exceptions like…