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(first published June 1st 2004)
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I enjoyed reading about George Washington - this bio was written almost a hundred years ago. At times it was a little dry and hard to read, but overall it was incredibly interesting - especially the section describing his final moments.
Dec 10, 2011 Jerry Landry rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A decent work on Washington's life. Certainly not the most in-depth that I've ever seen, but if you're wanting a quick overview on the life of Washington, this is one that I would recommend. If looking for something more in-depth, pick up Ron Chernow's Washington: A Life.
I read this over July 4th weekend. This book gives a great sketch of Washington's life and social interactions. It covers his impressive career as one of the great, if not the greatest, founders. It finishes with a rather dramatic and tragic ending that I never learned about from school. Best of all this is a free digital book from Amazon.
William Roscoe Thayer (1859–1923) was an American author and editor who wrote about Italian history.More about William Roscoe Thayer...