George Washington

George Washington : The Founding Father

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In many ways, George Washington is the most important figure in the history of the United States. Against all military odds, he led the colonies to liberation from the superior forces of the British Empire. He presided over the creation of the Constitution, helping to outline a system of government that remains in place after more than two hundred years. And by the time he had completed his two terms as president, America was well on its way to becoming the richest and most powerful nation on earth. Yet despite his importance, Washington is an enigmatic figure to many Americans today.

In his biography of the first president, Paul Johnson presents a concise yet vivid portrait of Washington as warrior, commander-in-chief, Constitution maker, and president. He also examines Washington's skills as farmer, surveyor and entrepreneur. Johnson has created a brilliant, sharply etched portrait of this iconic figure in American history.

Paul Johnson, a celebrated journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including A History of the American People. He lectures all over the world and lives in London.

"Masterful ... [Johnson] concisely yet vividly portrays the life and legacy of our first president ... A sharply focused snapshot." -- Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 8mm | 120g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations; Frontispiece
  • 0060753676
  • 9780060753672
  • 366,172

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