George Washington

George Washington

Willard Sterne Randall, whose biography of Thomas Jefferson was hailed as “outstanding” by The Wall Street Journal and whose Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor was praised as “riveting” by The New York Times, turns his attention to the founding father of our country—George Washington. Randall tells the fascinating tale of a man who turned an impoverished childhood into a life of creative rebellion. He follows Washington’s rise to greatness as he turns from managing plantations to becoming a professional soldier and eventually joining in the fight again taxation without representation, which would spark the American Revolution.

Title:George Washington
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781578661527
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    George Washington Reviews

  • Jason

    This is an excellent, one volume, scholarly approach to the life of George Washington. Writing about Washington, and even reading about him, has its difficulties. You immediately are confronted with t...

  • Bryson

    If you are looking for the definitive Washington biography, look elsewhere. In 560 pages Randall covers Washington’s entire life from boyhood through the presidency. By packing 60+ years of critical...

  • Tom

    This is an excellent Washington biography although probably too in depth for casual readers. Anyone with an interest in American History, Biographies, or World History should read at least one Washing...

  • Michelle

    Read this as a young History teacher & used sections of it in my classes to prep my students for their "mock trial" of Benedict Arnold. This particular bio delves into the people in his life & his rel...

  • Jodi

    Simply put, this book is amazing. Never before has the real George Washington been presented, and you'll really see what a real-life super hero is all about. If you read any book on Washington, make s...

  • Katbus

    I sought this book out knowing hardly anything about Washington. I was looking for a general understanding of him as a person, not just as a president, founding father, and war hero. This book hit tha...

  • Michelle Sampson

    I really wanted to broaden my book choices and read something non-fiction. I read this last year and can't remember why I picked it up. Nonetheless, some of the book was fascinating. I learned so much...

  • Kevin Kizer

    George Washington's mom was kind of a bitch: she didn't want the States to separate from the Crown and she didn't think her son should be president....

  • Gerry

    The author information is, in places, at odds with authors that have written before and after him, but overall it was a good read....

  • Heather Baldus

    After reading the first chapter I found it filled with many assumptions, presumptions and worse the horrible unnecessary dramatization....one of the most absurd in the first chapter..."Into Wakefield,...