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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James MacGregor Burns Narrator: Richard Rohan Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN:
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Wealthy Virginia planter, revolutionary general, and founding president, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today still reflects his own careful shaping of his persona. In this thoughtful and incisive biography, Burns and Dunn dissect the strengths and weaknesses of Washington's presidential leadership, from his lasting foreign and economic policies to his polarizing denunciation of the political parties and his public silence about slavery. The result is a surprising portrait of the multidimensional man behind the myth he so assiduously crafted. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 5/31/2010

    " A little dry at times and didn't offer any amazing breakthroughs for me. Not a bad look at Washington, but I prefer Joseph Ellis "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 4/28/2009

    " This volume showed a different side of Washington than that which is usually shown in biographies of our founding father. Aristocratic, ambitious, and falsely humble are not adjectives usually used. A very interesting biography, though a bit dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/30/2009

    " Extremely insightful on Washington's second term. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summers | 1/18/2009

    " Gained some knowledge. Rather dull though, hard to stay focused on listening. More political process and policies than biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 4/14/2008

    " This is a very good analysis of our first president. It demonstrates both, Washington's strengths and weaknesses as he worked diligently for a lifetime to make the U.S. a nation that would ultimately be the greatest experiment the world has ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 10/18/2007

    " This is the first (not first-published, but first chronologically) in the American Presidents series of biographies: fairly short, comprehensive presidential biographies. Very interesting, full of insight and details of which I had not been aware, definitely recommended. "

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About the Author

James MacGregor Burns, political scientist and author, is a senior scholar at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond and professor emeritus at Williams College. He is the author of numerous books on leadership, including Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1978 and the National Book Award.

About the Narrator

Richard Rohan is a stage, film, and voice-over actor who has narrated hundreds of audiobooks over the last decade, in every genre. He is particularly proud of his work as director and performer on the acclaimed Space Fantasy audio drama series Deathstalker.