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His Excellency: George Washington
His Excellency George Washington
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400032532
ISBN-10: 1400032539
Publication Date: 11/8/2005
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This was the first time I understood Washington the man, as well as the president. I came to know him and respect him more as a real person, with hopes, fears, and ideals. He was truly a remarkable man, and this book captured what I think was the true essence of who he really was.
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A thorough examination of the man first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen. I love biographies and this one was well done. An examination of the first 'American' and the ideals that led him to accept the leadership of the patriots' army, the Continental Congress and finally our first president. Some high ideals were held, but the ability to reconcile his ideals with the realities of the world in which he lived.

Well organized and easy to read.
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Beautifully written. American history buffs will love it.
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I highly recommend this bio of our first President.

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