As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man - who first achieved fame in his early twenties - is inextricably bound to his mythic status. Solidly grounded in Washington's papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is a superb introduction to the leader whose name has become synonymous with America.
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Not what I expected for an unabridged book
This was an interesting book. However, I was left feeling disapointed. I bought the book because I wanted to learn, in detail, about the life of George Washington. I felt that this book had given me only the highlights of his life. After finishing the book I had to go back and check to make sure the book was not abridged. It was not.
Joe Barrett is a greater narrator.
This is a great book if you are looking for a overview of the life and times of George Washington. If you are looking for a book that will go into detail about his life and times, this is not your book.
- David Osborne Jr.
Decent but very basic overview of Washington
- Amazon Customer