Synopses & Reviews
Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other onevolume life of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Continental Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.
“Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written. [Chernow’s] understanding of human nature is extraordinary and that is what makes his biography so powerful.” The New York Review of Books
“Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography.” The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Ron Chernow is the prize-winning author of five previous books, including Alexander Hamilton, The House of Morgan, and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.