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George Washington: A Biography of an American President

Narrated by: Gordon Graham
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This book covers the topic of George Washington, and serves as a biography of his incredible life and accomplishments. 

Inside, you will discover how America’s first President came to be, and just how much of an impact he had on the development of the United States. You will learn about Washington’s childhood, his time in the military, his politics, how he came to be the first President, what his personal life was like, and so much more! 

As you’ll soon find out, George Washington was a fascinating man whose impact is still felt today!

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I love history.

Love this book. It is the first biography of George Washington I've read that really made me appreciate him as a human being that, if I met him today, I could talk with him and not be just staring at a historical idol. The writing evoked an emotional as well as intellectual response in me.

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Authoritative study


I haven't finished reading the book, but it is a well written book about George Washington, his upbringing and his attitude toward his slaves. It is entertaining as well as informative and I would recommend it to anyone interested in history. I bought it to read on the beach.

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The very best book on Washington

I checked this book out at the library. I loved it so much I bought this copy for my mom to read! It is extremely well written and very interesting! Seller described it well and it was shipped fast too!

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George Washington

This book really revolutionized how I thought about the founding fathers. As Wiencek says in the book, you can't understand them without incorporating slavery into the narrative. How interesting to see how the First American struggled with such a concept. It also give me a lot more compassion/understanding to the black movement today.

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This book is great.


On more than one occasion whilst reading this book, I found myself infuriated by both those who exploited and abused other human-beings and those who still justify, or at least try and explain, the actions of those during this terrible time in American history.

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Good book and important facts about history

I contacted the seller and they responded within the hour and took care of my problem very quickly. Great customer service. The book was good and a good listen if you like history. Lots of detail on George Washington.

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A Biography

It is fairly interesting how the author pours through seemingly uninteresting records of slave sales and otherwise uninteresting personal correspondences of Washington and his family in order to discover what Washington's true thoughts were and what he actually did when it concerned his slaves. Slavery was not a topic that Washington liked to talk about publicly, and he seemed to have thoughts both pro and con, so we're frequently left with no definite answer.

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Extraordinary book

The characters that Wiencek chooses to highlight in this story help tell the true tale of the founding of America and the growing hatred that George Washington had for the institution of Slavery. The author then informs us about the reasons why Washington may not have been able to forcefully reject slavery and set an example by freeing his slaves before taking office.

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Interesting vantage point

This well researched book illuminates the workings of washington's mind around the subject of slavery. Well performed too. I recommend it to anyone interested in Washington himself or the founding era.

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Fantastic new perspective of a mythical figure

I have read other biographies of George Washington and the founding fathers, but non-delved this thoroughly and incisively into Washington's views and actions regarding slavery with respect to four categories: the country, his community of peers, his family, and himself. Absolutely fascinating and well done.