The Life of George Washington

The Life of George Washington

by John Marshall
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The Life of George Washington by John Marshall

Within eight years of the death of George Washington in 1799, the first major biography of “the father of his country” was written by John Marshall and published in five volumes. Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was induced to the task by the first President’s nephew, Bushrod Washington. Marshall’s own principal biographer, Albert J. Beveridge, has described The Life of George Washington as “to this day the fullest and most trustworthy treatment of that period from the conservative point of view.” In fact, so significant is the biography that Marshall later executed a one-volume abridgment, first published in 1838 and used widely for generations in American schools and colleges. The twentieth and final version of the abridgement, published in 1849, is the text reproduced in the new Liberty Fund edition of what Charles A. Beard has praised as a “great” and “masterly” biography. The editors’ foreword and notes, together with maps of major battle campaigns not included in the original edition, make this edition especially attractive for classroom use. The Appendices include Washington’s Speech to the Officers of the Army (15 March 1783), Address to Congress on Resigning Commission (23 December 1783), Letter to Congress Transmitting Proposed Constitution (17 September 1787), First Inaugural Address (30 April 1789), and Farewell Address (19 September 1796).


Robert Faulkner is a Professor of Political Science at Boston College.


Paul Carrese is a Professor of Political Science at the United States Air Force Academy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614871323
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 542
File size: 998 KB
Age Range: 17 - 18 Years

About the Author

John Marshall, born near Germantown, Virginia, on September 24, 1755, was the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is remembered today as the longest-serving chief justice of the United States (1801–1835) and as the founder of constitutional law. He was a lieutenant during the American Revolution and was a comrade in arms with Washington at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Stony Point, and Valley Forge. Marshall announced Washington’s death and said his eulogy. Marshall died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 6, 1835.

Wayne LaPierre is the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association of America.

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