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I was terribly disappointed with this book. Unlike books by Goodwin, Meachum, A. Scott Berg or Candice Millard, which I have read, Smith is dry and writes in such a way that is... Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Sharon M.
Smith provides a superb chronology of Washington's presidency. We're guided through national issues including the formation of the federal government, building the "character" of... Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by djwatkins487
Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation is a book about George Washington that follows a unique formula. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Jeremy A. Perron
This book covers a special period of Washington's life, the presidential years. Very interesting and well written. Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by Amazon Customer
He graces currency with the regal dignity of a celebrated Olympian. Revered but remote, Washington rarely evokes passions rendered Lincoln, Jefferson, or even FDR. Read morePublished on March 1, 2010 by ct reader
This book is a bit dry (hence 4 stars), but I did not have any trouble staying with the story. After an introduction, the book is solely about Washington during his eight-year... Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by David Forel
Very good book. I'm a George Washington fan and a fan of the Revolutionary War. This is a look at GW presidency and the great job he did as President. Read morePublished on November 26, 2008 by Bstew13
This book concentrates on Washington's administration. It gave me a new appreciation for how instrumental he was in building the nation--not just freeing a collection of thirteen... Read morePublished on July 2, 2007 by Kurt Larkin
If you are looking to add to an existing collection of books on Washington, this would really help complement it. This book was not what I was looking for, however. Read morePublished on May 29, 2006 by A. Ramsey