George Washington (American Statesman)
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George Washington (American Statesman)

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Among the recent spate of books on Washington, this reprint of the 1898 Houghton Mifflin edition stands out as a 19th century perspective on the first US president. Lodge (1850-1924), who served as a legislator, offers a timely biography for "an age in which politicians abound but statesman are all too rare" (per the foreword writer). Illustrations include famous paintings...more
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This is a real good account about George Washington written by an author at the turn of the 1900's. So the book was written over 100 years ago, but it seemed really fresh and easy to read. The author seemed to really like and admire Washington.

I enjoyed it because I wanted to read more biographies about people and I figure the first should go to America's first true hero. What he accomplished just amazed me. I knew most of what he did, but I got a better appreciation of him and what he did to le...more
Best biography of George Washington I've read. Lodge does a fantastic job of providing insight into the character of Washington, and counters some of the popular misconceptions of Washington being a snob and a gold-digger. It's a long book and can be a challenge because of the writing style. It made George Washington become my all-time hero.
Jan 05, 2009 Emily is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Still at this one because it's huge but it's really well written and possibly one of the best biographies I've ever read.
Started off interesting, but didn't hold my interest.
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