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  • Hardcover
  • 928
  • Washington A Life
  • Ron Chernow
  • English
  • 07 December 2020
  • 9781594202667

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    Read Washington A Life PDF NEW [Washington A Life] Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow “George Washington had dominated American political life for so long that many Americans could not conceive of life without him A widespread fear arose that deprived of his guiding hand the Republic itself might founderPerhaps as an antidote to such apprehension Washington was smothered beneath national piety and it became difficult for biographers to reclaim the complex human being The man immediately began to merge with the myth As th

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    Read Washington A Life Ron Chernow Ì 2 Read PDF NEW [Washington A Life] I generally don't like biographies but knowing little of Washington save for his French and Indian War and Revolutionary War exploits

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    Read Washington A Life Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow Ron Chernow Ì 2 Read Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism George WashingtonMy first exposure to Chernow was his now über famous biography My daughter owns her own copy of Chernow's Alexander Hamilton and just today showed me Chernow ra

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    PDF NEW [Washington A Life] I have been a political junkie for most of my life I realized however that outside of the presidents in my lifetime I have little or no knowledge of the earlier presidents My goal is to read a biography of every president if possible I started with this one Washington A Life by Ron Chernow It is a tome over 80

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    Read Washington A Life PDF NEW [Washington A Life] After reading a fictional series set throughout the US War of Independence I became highly curious about some of its key actors The first such individual is George Washington known as the general who led the troops to victory and became the Republic's first president However as Ron Chernow seeks to illustrate in his tom

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    Ron Chernow Ì 2 Read Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow Read Washington A Life In early 2017 in an effort to numb myself to the clown show I began a uest to read a biography of each President in order one through 44 I wanted to immerse myself in Presidential history by selecting a good well reviewed biography on each one So after extensive research I selected this one about George Washington to start It is long and has fine print Six months of eye problems and eye surgery slowed me down

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    PDF NEW [Washington A Life] It was long It was extremely well researched and very detailed Did I say it was long? It was really long It was also brilliant Before reading this I knew the basic things everyone knows about George Washington Now I know that he wasn't always this god that we think he was He was ambivalent about slavery made some fairly bad decisions and spent much of his time dealing with his own insecurities imposter syndrom

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    PDF NEW [Washington A Life] This is book six I think in my Joe reads at least one book about every President challenge This one was a beast at 928 pages but well worth it What I knew about George Washington before this book you could fit in a thimble I only knew all the stuff they teach to little kids He couldn't tell a lie chopped down a

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    PDF NEW [Washington A Life] Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow From Pulitzer prize winner Ron Chernow a landmark biography of George Washington“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 reader through his troubled boyhood his precocious feats in the French and Indian War his creation of Mount Vernon his her

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Washington A Life Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ron Chernow Ì 2 Read Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars 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 pres. I generally don t like biographies but knowing little of Washington save for his French and Indian War and Revolutionary War exploits and not having heard anything bad about Chernow s biography I figured I might as well learn somethingWhy should you read this book when you think that you know all you need to about George Washington I think that you should because this book is wonderful both in the writing and in the level of detail Chernow is a wonderful writer As with his other biographies Chernow gives us a picture that goes beyond a stiff formal portrait He gives us what I consider to be a fair picture of Washington with his faults clearly delineated as well as his positive attributes Here is not the Washington promoted to a saint like status rather a man who made the most of all the opportunities that came his way A man who was not above ordering gold braid and a red sash for his uniform and a man who took offense at slights although when necessary held his anger to himself and a man who bristled when he was appointed to a military rank that he felt was too low However he was also a man who learned by his mistakes and Chermow points out a lot of them and was above all courageous conscientious honest and hard working He shows Washington the man a man who felt handicapped by his lack of a college education a man with a volatile temperament that he kept tightly under control a man who could lead men but found himself leading untrained and undisciplined ones He shows Washington to be human a man who adopted a blistering style whenever he thought someone had cheated him Most of all he shows a Washington who prevented the dissolution of the army during the war and whose actions defined the presidency of the US One of Chernow s objectives was to show that Washington made his own decisions after consultation with those whose opinions he respected and contrary to the charge made by his enemies was not controlled by men like HamiltonWhat I found most interesting were the discussions of those aspects of Washington s life that are generally not covered in one volume biographies He discusses the economic factors that eventually turned Washington against Britain Chernow discusses Washington the businessman both as a planter and a land speculator and his dealings with his London agents Contrary to popular myth Chernow shows Washington to be land rich but cash poor freuently to the extent of being on the brink of economic disaster Chernow devotes two chapters and parts of others to the issue of slavery He makes it clear that Washington did not like the institution but he viewed his slaves as an investment that he did not know how to dispense with without bring about his economic ruin Further he unrealistically expected his slaves to act like employees or soldiers and could not understand why some did not or why some ran awayRemarkably Chernow makes Washington come alive without sacrificing details My touchstone for a biography on Washington is the extent to which it covers his family particularly his brothers Flexner s one volume condensation of his four volume biography of Washington mentions George s older half brothers but not his older half sister or his younger full brothers and sisters Chernow mentions them all He also clears up the story of how George acuired Mt Vernon and how it got its name Chernow also discusses Washington s difficult relationship with his mother a subject generally not covered in other one volume biographies The book also discusses such diverse topics as Washington s teeth his height and many of his illnessesAs another main theme Chernow tries to debunk the image of Washington as a cold unfeeling stoic marble like statue simply doing right by his country Washington s ambition shines through the pages especially early in his life Moreover Chernow posits that Washington was a man of powerful emotion often bubbling barely beneath the surface and overflowing much freuently that history generally notes Those emotions ranged from seething anger to tender care for his extended and adopted family and his army Chernow does not ascribe Washington s greatness to these twin personas stoic and yet temperamental but he does suggest the tension was a driving force in Washington s life His revelation of the emotional dimensions of Washington s life gave me a new understanding of Washington and a new appreciation of his complexitiesFor example Washington was not a military genius Washington s missteps revealed failings as a strategist No one understood his limitations better than Washington himself who on the eve of the New York campaign in 1776 confessed to Congress his want of experience to move on a large scale and his limited and contracted knowledge in Military Matters Rather the secret to Washington s excellence lay in his completeness in how he united the military political and personal skills necessary to lead a nation in war and peace Despite being an imperfect commander and at times even a tactically suspect oneWashington nevertheless possessed the reuisite combination of vision integrity talents and good fortune to lead America to victory in its war for independenceThis is a complete biography of George Washington It is divided into six parts covering his entire life In contrast some biographies only cover part of his life For instance Willard Sterne Randall s biography of Washington focuses almost entirely on the revolutionary war Chernow covers everything devoting almost eual space to Washington s presidency as to his leadership of the army The book contains 30 black and white photographs of paintings of individuals printed on high gloss paper The uality of the photographs is good but lacks the color of the originals which is unfortunateI think that there are two caveats that a potential reader should be aware of This is not a detailed military history there are no maps or detailed discussions of tactics It is about the man and how he handled the problems of the war than a history of the war itself Neither is this book a political treatise on the Washington presidency Chernow does however show how Washington by his actions created the presidency For instanceChernow shows how Washington changed the Senate s constitutional reuirement of advise and consent to consent for actions he took One should not take these caveats as an indication that the book was not excellent or is incomplete It is just that there is a limit to what one can put into a single volume even with than 800 pages of text Further this is a book about Washington s whole life written for a general audience In this it succeeds admirably

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Washington A Life Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ron Chernow Ì 2 Read Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow IdentDespite the reverence his name inspires Washington remains a waxwork to many readers worthy but dull a laconic man of remarkable self control But in this groundbreaking work Chernow revises forever the uninspiring stereotype He portrays Washington as a strapping celebrated horseman elegant dancer and tireless hunter who guarded his emotional life with intriguing ferocity Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost. In early 2017 in an effort to numb myself to the clown show I began a uest to read a biography of each President in order one through 44 I wanted to immerse myself in Presidential history by selecting a good well reviewed biography on each one So after extensive research I selected this one about George Washington to start It is long and has fine print Six months of eye problems and eye surgery slowed me down I am glad I persevered This book is very detailed and well written I absolutely understand why he is called the Father of Our Country Great man Very disciplinedBut at this rate and at my age I doubt that I will be around to read 45 Oh darn

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Washington A Life Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ron Chernow Ì 2 Read Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Ron Chernow Figures of the age including James Madison Alexander Hamilton John Adams and Thomas Jefferson he orchestrated their actions to help realise his vision for the new federal government define the separation of powers and establish the office of the presidencyRon Chernow takes us on a page turning journey through all the formative events of America's founding This is a magisterial work from one of America's foremost writers and historians. This is book six I think in my Joe reads at least one book about every President challenge This one was a beast at 928 pages but well worth it What I knew about George Washington before this book you could fit in a thimble I only knew all the stuff they teach to little kids He couldn t tell a lie chopped down a cherry tree threw something across a river at some point I guess wooden teeth and something about Valley Forge That and everything Dan Brown taught me in The Lost SymbolNeedless to say all of those facts were lies and I knew nothing about George WashingtonThis was a very interesting book When it is all said and done you feel like you really know the man not just the facts One minor uibble the most boring part of the book for me was the Revolutionary War section which was unfortunately but appropriately huge I don t know I guess I m just not a war story guy I read these books for the history and the politics not for battle strategy However I m sure those parts were fine and the problem lies with me and not the bookI loved learning about Washington s complicated stance on Slavery At various times he seemed for it than against it than for it than he freed his slavesbut not until his wife died The one thing I look for when reading about folks during this time period in regards to Slavery is did their stance on this issue improve over their lifetime I m satisfied that Washington s did so he gets at least some credit For a President that fails this test look up my review on American Lion Lets just say that Andrew Jackson failed this testWashington s complicated relationships with women was fascinating He clearly loved the ladies but had a tremendous amount of self control I mean the first President could have scored just about anybody but there is no indication that Washington was ever unfaithful to Martha who was his closest friend and confidantI also loved that his mother was the WORST Until the day she died she was unimpressed by the fact that her son was President and never thought he gave her enough It clearly drove Washington up the wall AwesomesauceI truly believe that Washington was the perfect man to be the first President All the other founding fathers were so opinionated and bombastic that it is unclear if the young nation could have survived any of them in those critical first eight years Washington was defined by his self control He had a fierce temper but kept it in check He was occasionally betrayed but didn t use this as an excuse to fail He could have been king but was humble enough to know that such a decision wouldn t be best for the nationI have a new found respect for the man and am now actually excited about reading the other founding fathers biographies especially Thomas Jefferson They did NOT get along and now that I ve read the Washington side I can t wait to read Jefferson sThis is a must read but be warned the length can be daunting that s what she said so take breaks as you go It will truly transform Washington from an idea into a man Given how long ago these events occurred that is an impressive feat