George Washington

George Washington

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by Paul Johnson
     
 

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By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years. Yet today Washington remains a

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By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years. Yet today Washington remains a distant figure to many Americans—a failing that acclaimed author Paul Johnson sets out to rectify with this brilliantly vivid, sharply etched portrait of the great hero as a young warrior, masterly commander in chief, patient lawmaker, and exceptionally wise president.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061744174
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
354,436
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

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George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives Series) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
LoveSeaStories More than 1 year ago
The only fault I found with this book was that the author could of added more details of Washington's life. An increase of 50 pages plus over the current 125 would be nice. Other than that small criticism I thought Mr. Johnson's book on George Washington was excellent. The author covered Washington's career, from the early time when he was a surveyer, his service in the French and Indian War, and then he moved into Washington's command of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and then Washington's stewardship during the constitutional convention and finally he covered the time that Washington was President of the United States. If you want a quick understanding, plus an education into one of the great patriots during the founding of the USA then I highly recommend this book. If you just want to find some new facts about Washingtion (this was my case) then this may be you book. Either way, I think you will be pleased by the author's approach into the life of George Washington.
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