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- Best Book Selection Bank Street College of Education
When the American colonies needed a general to build an army that could fight against the British, George Washington did it. When they needed a commander-in-chief who could lead that army, George did it. But when Americans asked George to be the first president of the brand-new United States, George said, “NO, THANK YOU.” This is the humorous story of how our first president tried to avoid his most important job. Filled with little-known and funny facts, this book reveals a more personal side of our first president—a great leader who also be a little nervous.