Washington: A Life

By | February 21, 2020
Washington: A Life Author Ron Chernow
ISBN-10 0143119966
ISBN-13 9780143119968
Year 2011-09-27
Pages 928
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author ofAlexander 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 BiographyTruly magnificent a well researched well written and absolutely definitive biographyAndrew Roberts The Wall Street JournalSuperb the best most comprehensive and most balanced single volume biography of Washington ever written Gordon S Wood The New York Review of BooksA truly gripping biography of George Washington I cant recommend it highly enoughas history as epic and not least as entertainment Its as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling sweeping Victorian novels Hendrik Hertzberg The New YorkerLin Manuel Mirandas smash Broadway musicalHamiltonhas 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

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