Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

A gripping portrait of the 1st president of the U.S. from the writer of Alexander Hamilton, the recent York occasions bestselling biography that encouraged the musical.

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow offers a richly nuanced portrait of the daddy of our kingdom and the 1st president of the USA. With a breadth and intensity matched by means of no different one quantity biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative incorporates the reader via his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental military in the course of the innovative struggle, his presiding over the Constitutional conference, and his brilliant functionality as America's first president. during this groundbreaking paintings, in keeping with large learn, Chernow shatters eternally the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional determine and brings to vibrant existence a speeding, passionate guy of fiery critiques and lots of moods.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

“Truly exceptional… [a] well-researched, well-written and completely definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall road Journal

“Superb… the simplest, such a lot entire, and so much balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. wooden, The big apple evaluation of Books

“A actually gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t suggest it hugely enough—as historical past, as epic, and, no longer least, as leisure. It’s as luxuriantly fulfilling as a kind of nice sizeable sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.”  –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s break Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new curiosity within the innovative conflict and the Founding Fathers. as well as Alexander Hamilton, the creation additionally gains George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and plenty of more.

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