Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment
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Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment

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"Gary Wills has made George Washington interesting again. By investigating the interest Washington's contemporaries had in him, and by playing that interest off against some of the perennial problems of political morality and the uses of power, Wills gives us a fresh perspective on our first President.
[He] shows how Washington solved the problem of charismatic leadership b...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 1st 1984 by Doubleday
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Mackay
A fascinating, necessary book about the President we all think we know, Washington, whom we know nothing about. This should be required reading for Americans.
Erik
read about half and got bored; focused mainly on portrayals of Washington in art around the time of his death
Steve Kierstead
A bit of a slog. Sorry.
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Garry Wills is an author and historian, and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. In 1993, he won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, which describes the background and effect of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

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