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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (88 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Brookhiser Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781400177073
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America's first president was also one of its strongest leaders-from the military, to government, to business. Richard Brookhiser's revolutionary biography Founding Father took George Washington off the dollar bill and made him live. Now, with his trademark wit and precision, Brookhiser expertly examines the details of Washington's life that full-scale biographies sweep over, to instruct us in true leadership. He explains how Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws, and inspires us to do likewise. It shows how one man's struggles and successes 200 years ago can be a model for leaders today. Washington oversaw two start-ups: the army and the presidency. He chaired the most important meeting in American history, the Constitutional Convention. Washington rose from being a third son who was a major in the militia to one of the most famous men in the world. At every stage in his career, he had to deal with changing circumstances, from tobacco prices to geopolitics, and with wildly different classes of men, from frontiersmen to aristocrats. Washington's example is so crucial because of the many firsts he is responsible for. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is inspiration here for all of us, CEO or not.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “In Richard Brookhiser’s hands, Washington remains as glorious as ever—and if some of that glory brushes off on us lowly readers, all the better.”

    National Review

  • “While leaders glean Brookhiser for practical advice, history buffs will be intrigued by his biographical insights.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna Elsass | 9/10/2013

    " Very good book about leadership and George Washington. Great examples and provided perspectives which I hadn't considered for the founding father. Quick read with some memorable quotes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/18/2013

    " This wasn't so much a biography as a look at what made Washington a sucessful leader and what might make others sucessful leaders, but this gave a historical twist on the whole thing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian R. | 12/20/2012

    " Interesting Anecdote-based discussion of George Washington and why he was the greatest man to ever live. Yeah, that about sums it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 12/4/2012

    " Not an easy read, but a good one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cbworkman25 | 6/3/2012

    " Picked this up as a Bargain Book. I very much enjoyed the David Mccullough biography and was interested in seeing these ideas presented in terms of instruction on leadership and management. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 4/17/2012

    " I imagine that this would be a difficult book to write. George Washington was an amazing leader and this author does a good job of tying leadership principles to his life examples. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh Carrothers | 12/18/2011

    " So far this is an interesting book. I am reading it to create a leadership lesson. I find it interesting that Washington had to wear so many "hats" in the creation of this nation and this examines what he did in each of them. More updates as I get farther into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jp1961 | 7/28/2011

    " What an excellent book. He truly was a great leader. Could not put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 4/9/2011

    " Contains much of what other leadership books will teach you. Weaving these themes into a history (biography?) of Washington makes it that much more enjoyable and impressed even more deeply the importance of his morals, background and ethics on his leadership and brilliance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 3/14/2011

    " Fantastic book about the "Father of our Country." Not a biography, nor a "how to" book, like "Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun." As you read it, Brookhiser shows how Washington's style of leadership can be used by people of any period. Extremely well done. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jp1961 | 7/25/2010

    " What an excellent book. He truly was a great leader. Could not put this book down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cbworkman25 | 6/20/2009

    " Picked this up as a Bargain Book. I very much enjoyed the David Mccullough biography and was interested in seeing these ideas presented in terms of instruction on leadership and management. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 3/17/2009

    " Contains much of what other leadership books will teach you. Weaving these themes into a history (biography?) of Washington makes it that much more enjoyable and impressed even more deeply the importance of his morals, background and ethics on his leadership and brilliance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/4/2009

    " This wasn't so much a biography as a look at what made Washington a sucessful leader and what might make others sucessful leaders, but this gave a historical twist on the whole thing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian R. | 8/20/2008

    " Interesting Anecdote-based discussion of George Washington and why he was the greatest man to ever live. Yeah, that about sums it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh | 7/9/2008

    " So far this is an interesting book. I am reading it to create a leadership lesson. I find it interesting that Washington had to wear so many "hats" in the creation of this nation and this examines what he did in each of them. More updates as I get farther into it. "

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About the Author
Richard Brookhiser is a journalist, biographer, and historian most widely known for a series of biographies on America's founders.
About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.