• George Washington

  • A Biography
  • By: John R. Alden
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-26-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This extraordinary one-volume biography vividly portrays the unbreakable link between George Washington and the nation he helped create, defend, and govern. From his military career's beginnings with the Virginia Regiment, here is the exceptional decisiveness that led him to fire the opening shots in the 1754 war between England and France, the unshakable determination which, in the darkest winter of the American Revolution, demanded total victory and yielded to nothing less. Rich anecdotes and fascinating historical documents clearly reveal Washington's critical role in the birth of a democratic nation. Here is a definitive portrait of George Washington, the man who unified a new country riven by turmoil and went on to earn the love and respect of his soldiers, his countrymen, and his peers.
©1984 Louisiana State University Press (P)1989 Blackstone Audiobooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By Brenda on 08-27-06

Man of Integrity

Listening to this biography of George Washington allowed me to see beyond some of the common assumptions that I learned in school. I was particularly interested in his support of a liberal education and the alternatives for learning that were available to his step-daughter and step-son. Although I am not generally interested in military accounts, the familiar settings where the battles took place - streets and cities which I see on a regular basis kept me interested in these battle stories. Remembering that July 4, 1776 was just the beginning of the story and not the end, hearing about Washington's romantic love of the wife of a friend, hearing about his concern for and eventual freeing of his slaves (at his wife's death)were some of the highlights that I enjoyed from Alden's book. This biography left with me with a new appreciation for this man of integrity and has reawakened my interest in this remarkable period of our history and I am ordering some additional audiobooks as a result of "reading" this one.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Fionan on 01-09-14

Good book but needed more George Washington

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm not sure if I would. It was a good book, however I felt it spent far too much time covering the American Revolution. I know it needs to be covered for context, but not that much. I understand that Washington did not leave a lot of diary materials, but H W Brands did an outstanding job writing about Franklin utilizing everybody else's letters and diaries who knew him.

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