Virginia planter, military man, and stoic presence in the storm of the revolutionary time of 1776, George Washington was very much a self-made man and self-made personality. Though he helped form much of the early American government, his greatest act was giving up his power without the necessity of violence; once as Chief of the Army, once as President of the United States. These peaceful power transfers defined a democratic government of the people, by the people, for the people. After being President, he returned to his farm where he died two years later in peace. True American mix breed, Ross Bolton is an editor or author of over 30 books dealing with the history of mankind and its actions, in order to make the past information more accessible to the people of today. His works have been seen in the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, the Los Angeles Times, and Blogs across America. This book is the first dealing with the revolutionary period. Some of his other titles include Handbook for Scout Masters 1914, Shake 'Em Up! 1930, and the Home Comfort Cook Book 1925.