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- ISBN: 9780307876478 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (33 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
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Narrator: Scott Brick.
From National Book Award Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington-winner of the Pulitzer Prize.In WASHINGTON: A LIFE celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the listener through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. Despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains a lifeless waxwork for many Americans, worthy but dull. A laconic man of granite self-control, he often arouses more respect than affection. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow dashes forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man. A strapping six feet,...
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