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George Washington (American Presidents Reference) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1568027630
ISBN-10: 156802763X
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..".these works combine original documentation and historical analysis in an accessible writing style that allows readers to identify important issues and draw conclusions about these iconic figures."

About the Author

Thomas S. Langston is professor and chair of political science at Tulane University. He has written books on both the American presidency (including With Reverence and Contempt: How Americans Think About Their President) and civil-military relations (Uneasy Balance: Civil-Military Relations since 1783). He is the author of two previous books for CQ Press, George Washington, and Lyndon Johnson, in the American Presidents Reference Series.
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Product Details

  • Series: American Presidents Reference
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 1 edition (June 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156802763X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568027630
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,571,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was a great, easy read. Nothing is off limits in this biography of Washington that explores everything from his love life to the challenges of his presidency. The authors are even sarcastic and funny at times. I also like that half the book is full of documents. I found myself reading the book and when i wanted more information, flipping to the back of the chapter and looking at the documents which included washington's list of slaves, a love letter he wrote to a girlfirend in addition to the usual documents one might suspect like his inaugural address. Everything was great about this except the price. I found it in a local library to read for free but I dont think I would shell out that much for a book.
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