Washington: A Life PDF/EPUB ☆ Washington: A MOBI

Washington: A Life PDF/EPUB ☆ Washington: A  MOBI The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life, he carries the reader through Washington s troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention and his magnificent performance as America s first presidentDespite the reverence his name inspires Washington remains a waxwork to many readers, worthy but dull, a laconic man of remarkable self control But in this groundbreaking work Chernow revises forever the uninspiring stereotype He portrays Washington as a strapping, celebrated horseman, elegant dancer and tireless hunter, who guarded his emotional life with intriguing ferocity Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, he orchestrated their actions to help realise his vision for the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidencyRon Chernow takes us on a page turning journey through all the formative events of America s founding This is a magisterial work from one of America s foremost writers and historiansIn Washington A Life biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation With a breadth depth matched by no other one volume life, this crisply paced narrative carries readers thru his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French Indian War, his creation of Mt Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention his performance as the st president Despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains a lifeless waxwork for many, worthy but dull A laconic man of granite self control, he often arouses respect than affection This work, based on massive research, dashes the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man A strapping, Washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions many moods Probing his private life, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children grandchildren He also provides a portrait of his marriage to Martha his complex behavior as a slave master At the same time this is an astute portrait of a canny politician who knew how to inspire people Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including Madison, Hamilton, Adams Jefferson, but he also orchestrated their actions to shape the new federal government, define the separation of powers establish the office of the presidency This biography takes us on a page turning journey thru the formative events of America s founding With a dramatic sweep worthy of its subject, this is a magisterial work from an elegant storyteller


10 thoughts on “Washington: A Life

  1. Matt Matt says:

    George Washington had dominated American political life for so long that many Americans could not conceive of life without him A widespread fear arose that, deprived of his guiding hand, the Republic itself might founder Perhaps as an antidote


  2. Jerome Jerome says:

    I generally don t like biographies, but, knowing little of Washington save for his French and Indian War and Revolutionary War exploits, and not having heard anything bad about Chernow s biography, I figured I might as well learn something.Why shoul


  3. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. George WashingtonMy first exposure to Chernow was his now ber famous biography My daughter owns her own copy of Chernow s Alexander Hamilton and just today showed me Chernow rapping Alexander Hamilto


  4. Darlene Darlene says:

    I have been a political junkie for most of my life I realized, however, that outside of the presidents in my lifetime, I have little or no knowledge of the earlier presidents My goal is to read a biography of every president if possible I started with this on


  5. Matt Matt says:

    After reading a fictional series set throughout the U.S War of Independence, I became highly curious about some of its key actors The first such individual is George Washington, known as the general who led the troops to victory and became the Republic s first pre


  6. ShirleyS ShirleyS says:

    In early 2017, in an effort to numb myself to the clown show, I began a quest to read a biography of each President in order, one through 44 I wanted to immerse myself in Presidential history by selecting a good, well reviewed biography on each one So, after extensive


  7. Paula W Paula W says:

    It was long It was extremely well researched and very detailed Did I say it was long It was really long It was also brilliant Before reading this, I knew the basic things everyone knows about George Washington Now I know that he wasn t always this god that we think he was H


  8. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    3.5 thoughts soon.


  9. Joe Joe says:

    This is book six I think in my Joe reads at least one book about every President challenge This one was a beast at 928 pages but well worth it What I knew about George Washington before this book you could fit in a thimble I only knew all the stuff they teach to little kids He couldn


  10. Lyndsey Lyndsey says:

    41 hours and 54 minutes later, I am finished 3.5 stars.This biography was fascinating and definitely comprehensive I knowabout Washington s dental troubles than I need to, really.It was great on audio because it didn t allow me to get bogged down in the details, but by listening to this t


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