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Washington 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 President.Despite 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 Presidency.Ron 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 Historians.In 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 1st 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 6 , 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

  1. says:

    I think it has something to do with his portraits George Washington is our most important president for good or bad he shaped the office into what it is today , he is our most distant president, and he is our most inscrutable president of the presidents we care about, of course Benjamin Harrison is also a tad inscrutable, as if anyone cares To many of his contemporaries, Washington was a demigod As the leader of the Continental Army, he d done the impossible in fighting off the British Em I think it has something to do with his portraits George Washington is our most important president for good or bad he shaped the office into what it is today , he is our most distant president, and he is our most inscrutable president of the presidents we care about, of course Benjamin Harrison is also a tad inscrutable, as if anyone cares To many of his contemporaries, Washington was a demigod As the leader of the Continental Army, he d done the impossible in fighting off the British Empire, then the most powerful military force on earth Later, when people were lining up to give him absolute power, he refused, and eventually, walked away Throughout the course of his life, he also carefully tended his image, suppressing his fierce temper in an atte...


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    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 should you read this book when you think that you know all you need to about George Washington I think that you should because this book is wonderful, both in the writing and in the level of detail Chernow is a wonderful writer As with his other biograp I generally don t like biographies, but, knowing little of Washing...


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    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 one. Washington A Life by Ron Chernow It is a tome. over 800 pages but I am so happy I stuck with it.Outside of the folklore, I realized I knew nothing of the person who was George Washington This book changed that for me Chernow s I have been a political junkie for most of my life I realized, however, that outside of the p...


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    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 president However, as Ron Chernow seeks to illustrate in his tome, little is actually known about Washington beyond his general persona Chernow posits that many short and superficial biographies have been written, which offer only a sh 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 president However, as Ron Chernow seeks to illustrate in his tome, little is actually known about Washington beyond his general persona Chernow posits that many short and superficial biographies have been written, which offer only a shallow glimpse into the man and his life Other pieces span volumes and are likely too dense or detailed to be of much use to the general public For Americans and history buffs alike, this single volume work offers a comprehensive look at Washington as it weaves along a narrative from cradle to grave The tome highlights numerous asp...


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    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 Hamilton dressed in the show s distinctive revolutionary garb for Ham4Ham We were lucky enough to see Hamilton in NYC.So, now, after President Trump s election, I m finding spiritual solace in reading a book a day at least in January and trying 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 Hamilton dressed in the show s distinctive revolutionary garb for Ham4Ham We were lucky enough to see Hamilton in NYC.So, now, after President Trump s election, I m finding spiritual solace in reading a book a day at least in January and trying to read at least one presidential biography a month this month I read two, this one and Caro s The Path to Power, LBJ 1 I need to be reminded that, yes, politics has always been nasty AND yes this too will pass Anyway, while I didn t like the George Washington bio QUITE as much as I enjoyed Chernow s Hamilton bio, it might have been for reasons beyond Chernow s co...


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    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 He was ambivalent about slavery, made some fairly bad decisions, and spent much of his time dealing with his own insecurities imposter syndrome In short, George Washington was an imperfect human just like the rest of It was long It was extremely well researched and very detailed Did I say it was long ...


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    This was the fourth and thickest book I ve read about George Washington, and the third book I ve read by Chernow I previously read his Rockefeller and Hamilton books so I knew what to expect going in It s slow moving at times and it took me a little while to get traction, but I found that the pace picked up around the time that the Revolution got underway Very well researched, and a lot of depth Chernow covers Washington the farmer, the soldier, the general, the President, and the patriar This was the fourth and thickest book I ve read about George Washington, and the third book I ve read by Chernow I previously read his Rockefeller and Hamilton books so I knew what to expect going in It s slow moving at times and it took me a little while to get traction, but I found that the pace picked up around the time that the Revolution got underway Very well researched, and a lot of depth Chernow covers Washington the farmer, the soldier, the general, the President, and the patriarch Although Washington was childless, he ended up as a surrogate grandfather...


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    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 t tell a lie, chopped down a cherry tree, threw something across a river at some point I guess , wooden teeth and something about Valley Forge That, and everything Dan Brown taught me in The Lost Symbol 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 t tell a lie, chopped down a cherry tree, threw something across a river at some point I guess , wooden teeth and something about Valley Forge That, and everything Dan Brown taught me in The Lost Symbol Needless to say, all of those facts were lies and I knew nothing about George Washington.This was a very interesting book When it is all said and done you feel like you really know the man, not just the facts One minor quibble the most boring part of the book for me was the Revolutionary War section, which was unfortunately but appropriately huge I don t know, I guess I m just not a war story guy I read these books for the history and the politics not for battle strategy However, I m s...


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    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 to and from work for seven weeks, I feel a have a really good general sense of this man and his vital role in the formation of our country I m sure I won t retain good recall of details, but I ve becom 41 ho...


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    From Pulitzer prize winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington In Washington A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding From Pulitzer prize winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington In Washington A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his pre...


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