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George Washington

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2004

    well written

    I thought the book was well written leading up to Washingtons Presidency, but I would have like to seen more than two chapters devoted to this. It felt like the end of the book was more a story of Jefferson and Hamiltons feud rather than dealing much with the Presidency of George Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2003

    engaging fun

    This book is my second presidential biography and my first by this author. The author kept my attention easily. I feel that I have a much greater apreciation of our first president. Willard Sterne Randall did a great job explaining the motivations and insperations of president Washington. A few times I found the lists of items that the former president owned tedious but there weren't that many long lists. The war coverage was exciting but at times i wished that there was better explination of terms used to describe the intracasies of fort preperations and weopons. A lot of words I couldn't even find in my scrabble dictionary but sometimes there meaning became clear in the sentence. This should not discourage anyone from reading this this boook. Having lived in virginia beach for 17 years i loved reading about his trips through virginia. I have visited Mount Vernon and I hope anyone who reads this book will also get a chance to rock in the rocking chairs on the portico overlooking the Potomic. I loved The storys about his family and his embarising mother. This book made a stoic figure from my school days a man thatI could relate to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2002


    Randall paints the human and very early English-American side of Washington. The book reads very well and is easy to read.

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