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 This "research" was quietly rescinded yet never heralded by the media whom originally touted the research as evidence of some character flaw.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
No Washington = No America. Period. A legend in his own time.
I now understand how he is the Father of our country and probably one of the greatest people to have ever lived. I don't say that lightly either; I have read many biographies on many people and Ron Chernow leads us through Washington's life to demonstrate that without Washington, the Revolutionary war would have collapsed, how the constitutional convention would have floundered, and how he molded the first presidency to create a cohesive union of states. Washington was a good man to his core and was so respected by his peers and loved by the people that he was able to create unity where heated differences of belief existed. His presence enabled the very best from all these competing philosophies to emerge and take root in a young, fragile nation.
Thank you Mr. Chernow for writing this book; I appreciate great writing. Also, Scott Brick is great to listen to as well - good choice on a reader.
Historically fascinating. George Washington kept a daily diary from his teens throughout his life, during an extremely trying time in our country's history. I highly recommend this book for any student of history. I was shocked at how little has changed in our political system since Washington's time. Bipartisan bickering was part and parcel of Congress from the formation of our country. It frankly dashed any hope I had of a 21st century reconciliation of political parties. There is apparently nothing to reconcile. They've always been at odds.
My understanding of the Revolutionary War was greatly enhanced. I now have a better understanding of why Washington lost so many battles and yet was still able to win against the all-powerful British Empire.
A couple of caveats about the book. Washington's own papers and journals are extensively quoted throughout the book, but it's often difficult to tell where quotes begin and end. The most annoying part of the book was the author's use of multisyllabic and archaic terms outside the quoted material. The reader will want to keep a dictionary close at hand because the author wore out a thesaurus during the writing of this book.
This was one of my favorite all-time books. Rich, detailed and unbiased history. You will really get to know George Washington and all those who played a part in this country's early history. From war, through the presidency, to death this is a complete history that is well researched and well performed. A great book & a great listen.