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George Washington: An American Life (Sterling Biographies)

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“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”—and first in the minds of schoolchildren, who learn about George Washington as soon as they begin studying American history. From Washington’s Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general, to his inauguration as the first President of the brand-new United States, and into retirement, ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Sterling
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Kaitlin Heaton
This is my biography book.

I loved reading this book. I thought it was well paced and had good pictures, facts, and stories.
Nola Redd
Dec 09, 2008 Nola Redd rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 2nd graders and up, adults
Recommended to Nola by: library
The kids and I have been reviewing the Presidents of the United States. My seven year old read "George Washington: An American Life" a few months ago, and I just found it again (good thing, as it is a library book!). It was a quick read, but very well written and highly enjoyable.

The biography covers George Washington's life in full, starting with a brief family history (did you know Washington was a fourth generation American?) and extending to his death. It talks about his roles as surveyor, g
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Jaycee Limutau
Oct 06, 2010 Jaycee Limutau rated it it was amazing
I'm on a History Kick as of late. I don't know about the rest of you but school seems like yesterday and yet so
many years ago things I learned are beginning to dim! I found this in the children's section of the library with
my kids and was intrigued! It was just what I've been looking for. So many interesting facts I have forgotten I highly recommend this easy fun read! I told my husband Washington is now on my list of people I'd love to meet! I think we'd be instant friends! I think he's just
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Brittnee
Mar 08, 2013 Brittnee rated it liked it
This is a nice, concise biography for anyone wanting a simple introduction to Washington's life. The book introduced many points of interest that I plan to read into further. For instance, his relationship with his mother. If you are looking for a very detailed account of his life I would not recommend this book to you.
Rebecca
Nov 10, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
It's amazing to me how much more information I retain and find fascinating about history when I read this stuff as an adult. History is really cool!
Andrea
Aug 31, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it
I was more interested in his life and presidency than the wars...But in fairness, wars are part of history..
Charlie Hersh
Oct 18, 2016 Charlie Hersh rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, childrens-ya
Surprisingly entertaining and comprehensive, though it did leave a few holes open. I also appreciated their approach to discussing Washington's slaves.
鹿山聖史
Oct 17, 2013 鹿山聖史 rated it really liked it
I think that it was difficult for me to finish reading. However this book tells us what he did in his history.
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Oct 20, 2014 Cherice rated it liked it
Funny how I soak up history as an adult. A simple yet detailed history of the Father of our Country.
Tricia
Jan 22, 2012 Tricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, juvenile
Great short biographies. Second one to read and I enjoyed them both.
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It is kind of interesting. I hate biographies.
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