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.
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Although this book didn't wow me, I did like it and I enjoyed this listen, especially the first part.
A brief yet engaging introduction into the lives of three prominent Americans. Each piece is crafted thoughtfully with details and points of view which are often mistakenly thought to be of less importance by some contemporary historians. Generally, it is an enjoyable trip into history.
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.
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