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Life of Washington

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Anna C. Reed, niece of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, authored this amazing work for the ASSU prior to 1850. Originally translated into over 20 languages within a few years, the book was among the most widely-read biographies of Washington of the time.

The ASSU, now called American Missionary Fellowship (AMF), has been associated with some of America's most pr

Hardcover, 299 pages
Published November 30th 2009 by New Leaf Publishing Group/Attic Books (first published November 1st 2009)
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Rebekah Jones
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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"Life of Washington" by Anna C. Reed
Originally Published in 1842

George Washington led an exemplary life of service to God and his country, from his very boyhood. Raised by godly parents, they instilled in him a sense of honestly and duty, which proved him well in his many roles as son, land surveyor, soldier, husband, General, guardian, land-owner, benefactor, master, state representative, and President of the United States.

Miss Reed tells us about the life of one man, used of the LORD in many
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
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"Life of Washington" is an interesting biography of George Washington from his birth (1732) to death (1799) that was written in 1842, not long after his death. There were many quotes from Washington's own journals and letters as well as from other people's journals and letters (comments about incidents involving Washington). It was very interesting to see his life based on his own words and those who knew him. The book used formal language, but it was very readable and written in a way that kept ...more
Katelyn Bolds
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A detailed biography, Life of Washington by Anna C. Reed, uncovers a deeper, more spiritual side of our first president. Even though originally published in 1842, this book applies the principles of George Washington’s life in a universal, timeless way.

Even before children enter school, they learn about the legendary figure named George Washington. We have all heard the great legends about chopping down a cherry tree and the military campaigns such as the crossing of the Delaware River. So, how
Larry Killion
Life of Washington. By Anna C. Reed.

Here is 295 pages, including appendixes, of historic biography that is not butchered by modern day secular revisionists. It was originally published in 1842 by the American Sunday School Union and is filled with quotes directly from the very journals of Washington and anecdotes given by eyewitness accounts of events in the life of the father of our nation. If there is one book that gives a true and honest account of the life of Washington, this is it. This vol
James Smith
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, history
My enjoyment of this book begins with the worn look of the book and pages that gave the feeling of reading a book of antiquity. The writing style, too, gave this sense. I appreciated the account of George Washington's life from contemporaries who could use notes and writings of the time. This account gives what I believe is a more accurate view of the role of faith and belief in God in George Washington's life. He was a main of character and virtue who was quite exceptional. With the grip and in ...more
Brent McCulley
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
Brilliant read. Obviously this is a history unlike biography in the modern sense of the word, various events are hardly touched on in detail, rather, they are projected in a light of Washington the Pious Founder of our Nation: and that he was. Obviously there is a slant, as this work was commissioned and published by the American Sunday School Union in the early 19th century to teach the truths of Christianity and their influence on Washington. Even still, the fact that this biography is going o ...more
Valerie Basham
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A brief but thorough overview of Washington's life written in 1842 by the niece of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. At times the language was difficult to follow since it was written so long ago, but that proved only to slow the pace of the book. There is an interesting story about Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, which I had not read before. There is also a detailed account of Washington's death. I have read many variations of his death, and even after visiting Mt. Vernon, w ...more
Guy David
Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book is like discovering a time capsule into another era. I was thoroughly inspired by the life of Washington as presented in this brief text, and have taken away a new appreciation for the sufferings and trials of our forefathers. Their resolve and faithfulness is so needed in the world today. I don't think that I will be able to complain about anything in my modern life ever again. I am not exaggerating to say this this book has changed my life for the better. It should be require ...more
Jan 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book does not hold an interest as well as other books, and it was required. otherwise i would not have picked it up. if i had had more time to read it, it might have been more interesting. some of what i picked up in my very fast reading was slightly confusing--too much he and not enough names. a read for those who have lots of time.
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
Wonderful portrayal of Washington and his character. I highly recommend to anybody wondering who the real Washington was.
Pam Dick
Jul 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book probably would have been a interesting book. The language and terminology was from 1842. I just could not seem to get past that.
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Really neat book. Washington was a leader of immense character. We need more leaders like him.
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