Washington

A Life

By Ron Chernow; Scott Brick (Read by)
(Penguin Audio, Compact Disc, 9780142428337)

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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“This fast-paced, intriguing biography transforms George Washington from a stone-faced enigma perched atop Mt. Rushmore into an intriguing, approachable historical character. In the hands of award-winning biographer Ron Chernow, Washington's life emerges in sharp focus and reveals a complex persona -- a man who was at once charming and morally upright, yet also politically astute and masterly at concealing deep emotion. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, this work is destined to serve as this generation's standard.”
-- Maggie McIntire, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT


Description

Unabridged, 30 CDs, 39 hours

Read by TBA

From National Book Award winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington.




About the Author

Ron Chernow is the 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, were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. Chernow lives in Brooklyn, New York.




NPR
Sunday, Oct 17, 2010

You know that George Washington was America's first president and a battle winning general in the Revolutionary War. But aside from the cherry tree, what other myths persist about the legendary figure? Host Liane Hansen talks with biographer Ron Chernow about his take on the founding father in his new book, Washington: A Life. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010

Abigail Adams said that "simple truth" was George Washington's "greatest eulogy," and Ron Chernow proves it in his captivating new biography. Chernow keeps his distance from the founding father's mythology, and instead examines his foibles and triumphs. More at NPR.org

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