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Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


Because of his astounding success and leadership, George Washington is often treated more as a deity than a human. He is seen as God’s anointed one, sent here to lead the country through its early trials. The truth is both more common and more inspiring. George Washington achieved his astounding success by putting himself through a series of exercises and by becoming aware of his own strengths and weaknesses.

In Indispensable, author David P. Cross strips away the mythology around Washington and shows us the real man, taking the life lessons he has left us and offering them in a clear, succinct, and entertaining manner that applies to modern life. If success leaves clues, George Washington left a roadmap.

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Author Bio

After twenty-five years as a criminal defense attorney, David P. Cross decided he’d had enough of a job that made him miserable, so he began his journey toward becoming a Historical Expeditionary. David founded Bow Tie Tours, providing elite historical tours in Philadelphia, but discovered that he was in serious need of advice to make his new business profitable. He found that advice by trading in his old friends–who spent their days complaining–for new ones, like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. By following their advice and life lessons, David was able to turn Bow Tie Tours into the top historical tour company in Philadelphia. David is now CEO of Indispensable Leadership and provides seminars throughout the world on learning leadership techniques from great historical figures.

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