A dramatic portrait of George Washington's presidential years, Patriarch is a gripping story of politics and statecraft. Smith describes Washington's struggle to preside over the bitter feud between Jefferson and Hamilton--two brilliant members of his cabinet--while attempting to distinguish the first presidency.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Richard Norton Smith is the author ofThomas E. Dewey and His Times and biographies of George Washington and Herbert Hoover. A distinguished political speechwriter, he has worked especially closely with Bob and Elizabeth Dole, with whom he collaborated on their best-selling memoir Unlimited Partners. The director of the Gerald R. Ford Museum and Library, he lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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I am sad & proud to tell you this is the first book that I have read as an adult. I was able to sense the mind of Washington as a human dealing with the issues of the day. When I finished I wanted to start over!
THIS IS AN INCISIVE AND REVEALING LOOK INTO ONE OF OUR GREAT FOUNDING FATHERS. THIS BOOK IS VERY WELL WRITTEN, PACKED WITH DETAIL AND INTERESTING 'SIDE ISSUES' IN THE MAKING OF THE FIRST PRESIDENT. WE ARE ABLE TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WASHINGTON AND HIS VISION FOR AMERICA. THIS A MUST READ FOR ANYONE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND THE BIRTH OF OUR COUNTRY.