By Cheryl Harness. ISBN 0-7922-7096-7. Copyright 2000. Softcover with 48 illustrated pages. A presidential biography published by the National Geographic Society. It has been 200 years since George Washington died, but his story is more important than ever. His sacrifices for his country made him a legend, but who was this complex and valiant man? Cheryl Harness uses her lively writing style and richly detailed watercolors to bring the man behind the monument to life.