I like excellent novels or history. Non fiction is the most interesting to me.
Gave me insights into who he was as a person with all his strengths and flaws!
There was little to dislike about this telling of Washington's life. Perhaps an analysis of his personal relationship with other founders would have been beneficial.
It covered Washington's birth-to-death life and examined how he was both a hard fighting man's man as well as a true statesman. The emphasis on his care for his soldiers was also a welcome addition to my previous knowledge of the man.
His story telling kept me interested in areas that would have been less interesting if I had read rather than listened.
Every character is essential to Washington's story
I truly understood the battle that Washington waged with the (at least) 14 masters to which he was held accountable and often received little support while he waged war. The continental congress and the 13 colonial governors.
The book was a fascinating recount of a historical person, bringing him alive as a real person with his flaws and skills alike.
I found myself not liking the younger man but saw the growth of his personality throughout the story of his life.
If you enjoy American history, the book is a must. There are so many details and insights into the formation of our country and some policies that continue today that brought a better understanding how how they came to be.
I hated to hear it's end.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators and he did his usual wonderful work in this piece.
Moved to tears by many of the episodes, and especially his death! How complex was his life! His accomplishments amaze me, his trials earned him my gratitude.
Great book that taught me so much about the father of our country. George Washington the man and the leader came alive in the book. After I finished it, I went to Mount Vernon. Incredible experience because of the background knowledge I had.
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Awesome , factual and entertaining. A deep dive into how our country came to be in face of enormous obstacles . Best book ever read!
Repetitive at times, long, very detailed, but a portrait of Washington that I never would have imagined from history books.
I found it interesting to know so little about a man considered the 'Father of our Country.' This book brings to life the wax figure of Washington in our minds into the true passionate and very human creature he was. The book is meticulously researched and constructed to show us the labyrinth of complicated relationships Washington had throughout his life as he himself slowly becomes the mythical portrait we have come to know. I say it is like medicine in that by making him human, sometimes the exciting and storybook version of Washington in all his real features isn't as captivating as the fictional character we idolize in history. Having said that, this portrait of him is all the more impressive and satisfying at its conclusion. Would recommend to anyone