George Washington, Entrepreneur

How Our Founding Father's Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World
Product Number: EB00718772
Released: Dec 25, 2020
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250172617
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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A detailed business biography of George Washington, focusing on his many innovations and inventions. George Washington: general, statesman, businessman? Most Americans don't know that Washington was the country's first true entrepreneur, responsible for revolutionizing several industries. In George Washington, Entrepreneur, John Berlau gives us a tour of Mount Vernon, explaining how our founding father is at the heart of American innovation. Some of Washington's contributions to business and invention: -Every American mule can be traced to Mount Vernon; Washington was instrumental in breeding horses with donkeys to create a superior farm animal. -Unlike most Virginia farmers, Washington grew vast fields of wheat. His state-of-the-art mill exported flour throughout the US and Europe. By stamping his initials on each package, he created GW Flour, one of the very first branded food products. -On the advice of a Scottish worker, Washington built a distillery, grew all of the necessary crops, and became one of the largest American whiskey distributors of his time. Showing an unfamiliar side of our Founding Father, lovers of business and history will find this book informative and enchanting.

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Author(s): John Berlau
Original Publish Date: Dec 25, 2020

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Author(s): John Berlau
Product Number DD38471
Released: Jun 26, 2018
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427296689
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Author(s): John Berlau
Product Number Z100128756
Released: Dec 25, 2020
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427296696

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