Retired Clergy. PhD in Comparative Religion. Enjoying retirement of golf, motorcycling, model railroading, gardening, and reading.
While a rather long and tedious work, this book reveals the man George Washington to be more and less than legend has presented him. Chernow has studied hard to present a most interesting narrative of just who the father of this country was. Credit is due to Scott Brick for his excellent narration—straight forward and comfortable. Much of the work that unfolds has the nature of a novel. After the experience of Washington: A Life, I have a clearer and more appreciative concept of the American Revolution and the formation of the American experiment in democracy. If one has the perseverance to stay with it, this book is well worth the effort. As a lover of history, I found this book easy to love.
The details of George Washington's life and the way he conducted himself are vastly interesting and at times unexpected. Whether it be the details of his formative years or his life as a rebel general, the book is entertaining in its entirety. I highly suggest this listen.
Yes, it introduced me--as promised--to Washington himself. And actually confirmed the validity of his iconic status.
The vivid portrayal of Washington himself. I am only half-way through but have appreciated the prsentation of him as a young man, his not-so-smooth relationship with his mother and the effect of his childhood upon him--he regretted his lack of a deep education, his love for Martha. The biography offered a vivid picture, too, of Martha..
He read smoothly and clearly.
I have not finsihed yet so I can't answer this.
So far this biography has lived up to the reveiws. I learned about the era as well as the man.
Detailed information and excellent narration. If your like American History you will enjoy this audiobook.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because it shows many sides to George Washington that you might not know. It also showed how he interacted with the other Founding Fathers.
I liked the style the author used, from the beginning to the end of the book. Learned about how wealthy George Washington was before the Revolutionary War and then, like the signers of our Constitution, had very little left afterwards. We as a country should understand what our freedoms cost our Founding Fathers and what they gave up for our Nation. I have had many hours of college History and Political Science, but didn't know many things that were brought out in this book.
George Washington of course.
My extreme reaction to this book was basically, having more respect for our First President than before. He was a business man and a man to be admired before and after the Revolutionary War. Some unanswered questions about his personal life, but with what he gave our country, who cares about perhaps a few character flaws. He was a true gentleman and had many strong feelings for what he believed in.
We Americans have a great legacy to uphold with what these men and women gave for our country and was to our way of government. I hope we have the same faith and moral grounds to keep this country going as our Founding Fathers and Mothers did. I hope we can give future generations the same form of government that so many have died for to give to us,
Learning about GW I would recommend the book.
The Author on the other hand continues to pass on dispersions on Jefferson regarding his/TJ's "Slave" children myth originating from the mid 1990's by faulting research with a left leaning agenda. This "research" was quietly rescinded yet never heralded by the media whom originally touted the research as evidence of some character flaw. So most have yet to hear the truth regarding the issue.
However, the letters and first person accounts are great!
I am an eclectic reader, but generally prefer History and Suspense.
Washington life is very interesting even if I am Canadian
Election as a president and his own way to do it
I do not know, but I prefer normally to hear a story than read it.
A documentary but not a film.
I love to travel and train dogs. I can't seem to find the time to sit down and read so I listen while I'm on my way to...well...anywhere!
George Washington. He was an interesting person.
He read the story---which was long and could of become mundane--with enthusiasm and he made the story a real story not just a biography report.
Yes. Because of the length and detail of the book I find the audio version easier to stay focused and engaged with.
All the historical detail and the development of Washington's personality. The bringing forth of his strengths and weakness's
Has an easy style to listen to. He seems genuinely fascinated by the subject matter.
Not so much moved as fascinated by. Washington's relationship with his mother.
THE MAD KING
That is explained and put into context ideas and practices of the time period.
it was all good