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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (173 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the 13 colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than 200 years. Yet today, Washington remains a distant figure to many Americans, a failing that acclaimed author Paul Johnson sets out to rectify with this brilliantly vivid, sharply etched portrait of the great hero as a young warrior, masterful commander in chief, patient lawmaker, and exceptionally wise president.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/21/2014

    " Probably the only short book Paul Johnson has ever written - and a wonderful one. George Washington was a true hero and his legacy touches our lives today. Read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary | 12/29/2013

    " This is a short biography which made it an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonah | 12/6/2013

    " Excellent book of well researched and well organized history. Our first President was truly a great man with a great vision. Johnson describes Washington's life extrordinarily within the frame of approx. 120 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 11/8/2013

    " Concise and informative and easy to read all at the same time. Oh that all biographies were written by Paul Johnson. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheralyn Belyeu | 10/27/2013

    " This book is too short! I revelled in his book on Elizabeth I and loved his history of the American people--I wish he'd spent 500-600 pages on Washington, too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 9/16/2013

    " Perfect intro biography to George Washington. Left me eager to tackle a more in depth study, and the author was kind enough to list a few options for further reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek | 6/13/2013

    " George Washington was a truly remarkable man. Paul Johnson is a wonderful historian. A short, but interesting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Smith | 2/19/2013

    " Tightly written biography of George Washington. Worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 11/11/2012

    " Paul Johnson has done an excellent job making George Washington's life come to life. This short, concise book avoids the problem of most authors, who write 500 + pages and subsequently lose their readers half way through. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/17/2012

    " Great perspective on an important figure in our history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ethan | 3/20/2012

    " A pretty good book. Almost exactly what I expected. It is very obvious that Johnson does not believe Washington was a Christian, as Peter Lillback's "George Washington's Sacred Fire" clearly showes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/10/2012

    " This generally complimentary biography of Washington is fairly brief but hits all the major points of his life. It's an interesting read for someone who doesn't want to go deep but get a general sense of Washington's life and the times he lived in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 12/8/2011

    " Definitely liked it, though biased at times--something I wasn't looking for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 12/3/2011

    " This very brief bio of Washington is marvelous. Paul Johnson is a treasure. Highly recommend. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, British author and historian, is the author of many books, including Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and The Quest for God, which have been translated into many languages. He has been a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured to academic, business, and political audiences all over the world.

About the Narrator

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.