Number of page: 928
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, 2010
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography“Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal“Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books“A truly gripping biography of George Washington
I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.” –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New YorkerLin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Washington: A Life Audiobook From Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington. In WASHINGTON: A Life, celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other onevolume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and
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Quite Decent but LOTS of pages were taken up with stating the fact, over and over, that Washington and others (gasp) OWNED SLAVES and didn’t cry about it. It’s what folks did, and it’s REALLY time we put the past behind us and MOVE ON; if we were talking about anything BUT slavery, the advice would be to check it out in the rear view and get over it. If we’re going to keep beating this equine cadaver, let’s do it for folks who are actually enslaved NOW, not folks who haven’t been for over a century. Just sayin’
LibraryThing Review It took me a long time to read this huge book, but it was well worth it. It is very well researched both in the story of Washington’s life and in the way of life. I felt I got to know the real man who
LibraryThing Review “Washington – A Life” by Ron Chernow is a Pulitzer prize winner. It’s very interesting and informative, and long, very long. 817 pages. I felt it was certainly worth the investment in time, but I also
LibraryThing Review Definitely one of the better biographies of Washington. Given this is a Pulitzer Prize winning work this should not come as a surprise. Chernow does not disappoint. It is cliche – as every Washington
Review: Washington: A Life Very through review of his life and the times that he lived. Very detailed on the revolution especially, would definitely recommend.
- Chad Franks
Review: Washington: A Life This is the most comprehensive work on George Washington that I have ever reade. I loved the details that a book of this length afforded. I walked away believing that I had met Washington. I did not
Review: Washington: A Life Every author writing on George Washington leads the preface with the same sentence: “The reason the world needs another Washington biography is because ” Chernow claims that newly discovered papers
ANew York TimesBestseller andthe inspiration for the hit Broadway musicalHamilton Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Ale
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