I've read several books by him and they've all been very good to excellent, and this book is right up there with them.
I especially liked the discussion of Hamilton's system of monetizing the debt incurred during the revolution and using this as the basis for a currency system.
The nation that he led was still very fragile and every action by Washington or congress that was not explicit in the constitution would establish a precedent.
Forrest McDonald’s study of Washington’s presidency, published in 1974, does not hold up well 40 years later. Read morePublished 8 months ago by dcreader