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Published (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.
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.
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.
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.
Brief and concise. After reviewing Thayer's reference notes, I plan on reading John Marshall's Life of George Washington next.
Quick to read. Not too long. Reminded why George Washington was so highly revered in life, and still so honored in death.
So far, I like Thayer's approach. The Revolutionary War is just beginning. Washington is the kind of leader this county needs.
Keith Kendall
Is it totally necessary that great men have their detractors and be vilified during their lifetime?
George Washington was "bled" 4 times the day he died. The wonders of medicine
Interesting but sort of a slow read.
Scott Marlowe
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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