George Washington: The Founding Father
Celebrated journalist and historian Paul Johnson paints a vivid portrait of George Washington as a young entrepreneur, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and wise president.
Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
Internationally renowned writer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens explores the life of Thomas Jefferson within the context of America's evolution, bringing him to life as both a man of his time and as a visionary who could see beyond it.
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero
Legendary editor and best-selling author Michael Korda provides a shrewd but sympathetic portrait of Ulysses S. Grant's successes and failures, both military and political, as he guided America through a crucial juncture in its history.
George Washington ©2005 Paul Johnson; Thomas Jefferson ©2005 Christopher Hitchens; Ulysses S. Grant ©2004 Success Research Corporation; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
This is another great listen for anyone interested in presidental history. Each review is not too long but you feel you still get a great deal of history about each man.
The writing and narration are very good. The occasional transparent jabs at the Bush Administration are a bit strange for historical works, but, the writers are myopic journalists and not historians. It is still a good listen.
I bought the book to hear Jefferson, having recently read John Adams. However, since I knew nothing at all about Grant (other than the little I learned in early history classes) I was fascinated by the entire section on Grant.
I have not, but he is an absolutely outstanding artist. Deeper masculine voice very well modulated. I enjoyed every word.
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
Although this book didn't wow me, I did like it and I enjoyed this listen, especially the first part.
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