Welcome to the “I knew George Washington” Series Book Site

The "I knew George Washington" series is a unique collection of stories on the “father of his country” as told from the perspective of historic figures who were closely associated with him.

Selected to narrate each book are individuals who, based on their interaction with George Washington, came from distinctly varied walks of life. Together with Washington, they are not only witnesses to his failures and successes, but to the most incredible events in world history.

The "I Knew George Washington" series of Books are Available at these Historic Bookstores

Historic Mount Vernon
The Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA
Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing, PA
Valley Forge National Historic Park, Valley Forge, PA
Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA
Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

Hope Lodge, Fort Washington, PA

Lafayette College Bookstore, Easton, PA

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA
Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, VA
The Washington Heritage Museums, Fredericksburg, VA
The Liberty Bell Museum, Allentown, PA
Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, N.J.
The Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA

Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, PA

The books are also available from our On-Line Bookstore. Click on the button below to purchase.

Praise For The I Knew George Washington Series

Colonel Washington and Me

“Jeff Finegan takes a look at history through a new set of eyes: Those of a Mount Vernon slave who became the personal valet of our nation’s father. The story of William Lee provides valuable insights into the life of George Washington and the birth of our nation.”

Larry McShane, New York Daily News

“This is a magnificently illustrated, vividly told history of the founding of our nation as seen through the eyes of George Washington’s trusted servant William Lee. Here we get the story from the bottom up, by a historically true figure who comes to life like a character out of Dickens. It is solid history, wonderfully told, as alive as a fine work of fiction.” 

Donald L. Miller, Author of Masters of The Air 

“Colonel Washington and Me is a heartwarming story about loyalty and redemption. William Lee’s story is America’s story.”

Lou Reda, Lou Reda Productions

“This is a very nice story about relationships, progression of thought of humankind, processes of culture through time, devotion and loyalty. As a homeschooler of African American children, studying American history has often left my son with a negative taste in his mouth and mind. This is a refreshing approach to discuss actual historical documented events besides the vicious and brutal depiction of the usual books written about this era.”

Sherita Blackburn, Home School Mother  

Artwork From The Books

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Original documents and correspondence help bring the stories to life.