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by Ron Chernow
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Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 2 years ago
As I finished this book, the following image came to me: At the roots of every tree are bacteria and fungi, life forms we may think of as “icky” which are essential to the health of the tree. In and on our own bodies as well, innumerable tiny organisms thrive, and this population keeps us functionin...
mattries37315 rated it 3 years ago
The life of George Washington is not the stoic, myth-laden journey most people have fixed in their minds. As revealed in Ron Chernow’s excellent biography, the stoic man in paintings hid an emotional complex man who went from being a loyal British subject for the first two-thirds of his life to the...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 4 years ago
Update: I just couldn't leave this review as it was, given Winona Ryder's amazing “Drunk History” portrayal of Benedict Arnold's wife, Peggy Shippen. This book was everything that I didn't know that I didn't know about George Washington (you know, like in that punnet square of things you know you...
Peregrinations rated it 5 years ago
I have listened to this book twice now and will probably listen again. I like Chernow's writing. I like the depth and breadth of the research and that he tries to include every detail that is known about the man's life. What I miss by listening are footnotes and citations but it is obvious that Cher...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 6 years ago
Another top book from Ron Chernow. This has joined my favorites list alongside Chernow's Hamilton and McCullough's Adams. Outstanding book about the Father of our nation, George Washington.I love Chernow's writing style. He does such a great job of blending the primary source material with the hi...
Shelly's Book Journal
Shelly's Book Journal rated it 7 years ago
This is the story of George Washington's life - from the cradle to the grave, his family, his country, his story. Chernow has created a passionate volume of the personage that was Washington. First of all, I give it 4.5 stars, not a perfect 5 as I think the one downfall to this story is that it is...
stevebrendel rated it 7 years ago
One of the best biographies I have read on George Washington, One of my favorite U.S. presidents to read and study. He was the first president and the Father of Our Country. He was the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution who surprised the Hessians during the Bat...
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