Washington: A Life
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. ISBN 978-0-14-311996-8. Softcover with 904 pages including notes, bibliography, and index. Copyright 2010.
2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Biography
Award winning 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 expansion 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.
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.