The Real George Washington (American Classics Series #3)
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The Real George Washington: The True Story of America s Most Indispensable Man. There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the...more
After reading this book I realize that it is a miracle that we won the Revolutionary War and the Constitution was established. I also realize that George Washington was the perfect man for the jo ...more
However, the structure of the book was lacking (I'd give it three stars) and again I felt as if I was reading excerpts and summary instead of an in depth biography. To be fair, how much can I expect in only 600 pages? So while this opened up the character of Washington to me, I now plan on reading another of his biographers in hopes of fleshing him out more.
But Wow! George Washington is an amazing man. I did visit Mount Vernon last week...and would have loved more of that stuff in this book too...but then think how much of his life he wished ...more
I did learn a lot about Washington. He really was impressive -- his cohorts begged ...more
Some important points from the book:
Washington was miraculously preserved during the French and Indian War. This s ...more
What is there to know about George Washington?
Washington was the last president to not belong to a political party. His top advisors (Jefferson and Hamilton) went on to lead opposing political parties (Repu ...more
It was refreshing to read an historical account of one of the Foun ...more
I think it is sad that so many of our youth are taught the negative things about GW, (and I admit, no one is perfect). Yet at the same time, it is important to revere the founders of your country, if the princi ...more
I was proud when I finished this monstrosity, and it was finally over. If you want a minutely detailed account of everything Washington ever did, with a thousand uses of the word "cannon," both plural and singular, then this is the book for you.
To its credit, the actions Washington took during his years in the war do subtly show his character traits. But if you want an intriguing narrative that showed who Washington was as a human being, and his interaction with ...more