George Washington: America's Patriot tells the story of a hungry, cold and discouraged General George Washington as he fought the battles of the American Revolution against the mighty empire of Great Britain. Despite almost every adverse condition imaginable, George Washington went on to lead America's patriots to victory! Now our new country needed a new kind of leadership. The people of the United States of America chose their general and hero, George Washington, to be their first president. George took his duties very seriously and he led the young nation not as a king but as a servant, who willingly gave up his power when his service was completed. Even George III, Great Britain's king, declared, "George Washington is the greatest character of this entire age." This book is part of the Heroes of History for Young Readers series which captivates younger children with rhyming poems and unforgettable color illustrations.