Washington: A Life PDF by Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life PDF by Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life

The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life, he carries the reader through Washington s troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitution The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life, he carries the reader through Washington s troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention and his magnificent performance as America s first president.Despite the reverence his name inspires Washington remains a waxwork to many readers, worthy but dull, a laconic man of remarkable self control But in this groundbreaking work Chernow revises forever the uninspiring stereotype He portrays Washington as a strapping, celebrated horseman, elegant dancer and tireless hunter, who guarded his emotional life with intriguing ferocity Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, he orchestrated their actions to help realise his vision for the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency.Ron Chernow takes us on a page turning journey through all the formative events of America s founding This is a magisterial work from one of America s foremost writers and historians.In Washington A Life biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation With a breadth depth matched by no other one volume life, this crisply paced narrative carries readers thru his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French Indian War, his creation of Mt Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention his performance as the 1st president Despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains a lifeless waxwork for many, worthy but dull A laconic man of granite self control, he often arouses respect than affection This work, based on massive research, dashes the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man A strapping 6 , Washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions many moods Probing his private life, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children grandchildren He also provides a portrait of his marriage to Martha his complex behavior as a slave master At the same time this is an astute portrait of a canny politician who knew how to inspire people Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including Madison, Hamilton, Adams Jefferson, but he also orchestrated their actions to shape the new federal government, define the separation of powers establish the office of the presidency This biography takes us on a page turning journey thru the formative events of America s founding With a dramatic sweep worthy of its subject, this is a magisterial work from an elegant storyteller

Title : Washington: A Life
Author :  Ron Chernow
Language : English
Isbn : 1594202664
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 927 pages

Rating: 4.8

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