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George Washington

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  218 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
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Published (first published June 1st 2004)
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Nick
May 20, 2014 Nick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sue22306
Jan 28, 2014 Sue22306 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good read - helps to round out who George Washington was.
Jerry Landry
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.
Marshall
Jul 15, 2010 Marshall rated it really liked it
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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.
Martin Whatwouldthefoundersthink
Good short biography of Washington. Quick to read, free for the Kindle on Amazon. I reviewed this here.
Robert
Feb 13, 2013 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written. In many ways the politics of today were of Washington's time. George stands out high above all; we were fortunate to have him at that time and place.
Dickie
Brief and concise. After reviewing Thayer's reference notes, I plan on reading John Marshall's Life of George Washington next.
Kathy
Nov 06, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick to read. Not too long. Reminded why George Washington was so highly revered in life, and still so honored in death.
Thomas
Nov 01, 2012 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far, I like Thayer's approach. The Revolutionary War is just beginning. Washington is the kind of leader this county needs.
Keith Kendall
Jul 07, 2012 Keith Kendall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Is it totally necessary that great men have their detractors and be vilified during their lifetime?
Caleb
Dec 20, 2015 Caleb rated it it was amazing
Excellent introductory study to a fascinating man. I got this one free on Amazon.
Dan
Jun 05, 2011 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
George Washington was "bled" 4 times the day he died. The wonders of medicine
Skyelr
Nov 28, 2013 Skyelr rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting but sort of a slow read.
Scott Marlowe
Mar 22, 2012 Scott Marlowe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Concise and informative.
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William Roscoe Thayer (1859–1923) was an American author and editor who wrote about Italian history.
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