Washington: A Life   -     By: Ron Chernow
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Washington: A Life

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2011 / Paperback

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2011 Pulitzer Prize for biography! "Tenaciously researched, this new portrait offers a fresh sense of what a groundbreaking role Washington played, not only in physically embodying his nation's leadership, but also in interpreting how its newly articulated constitutional principles would be applied. Deeply rewarding,"---New York Times. 928 pages, softcover. Penguin.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 928
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0143119966
ISBN-13: 9780143119968
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Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.

"Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography" –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal

"Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written."
–Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books

"A truly gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels." 
–Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker




Author Bio

Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of five previous books. His first, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award. His two most recent books, Alexander Hamilton and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography.  Washington: A Life received the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Chernow lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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