David O. Stewart

After many years as a trial and appellate lawyer, David O. Stewart became a bestselling writer of history and historical fiction.  The Wall Street Journal called his most recent history, George Washington:  The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, “an outstanding biography,” with writing that “is clear, often superlative” and “a narrative drive such a life deserves.” 

His other histories have explored the writing of the Constitution, the gifts of James Madison, the outrageous western expedition and treason trial of the mysterious Aaron Burr, and the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.  He has won the Washington Writing Award for best book of the year, the History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati, and the William H. Prescott Award of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.

Learn how George Washington's successes were hard-won through effort, discipline, and lifelong learning.