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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,313 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph J. Ellis Narrator: Nelson Runge Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed author Joseph J. Ellis penned the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, a fixture on The New York Times best seller list for an entire year, and one of the most popular history books of all time. Now this master historian turns his attention to the most exalted American hero, Founding Father and first President George Washington.

Washington has always been a larger-than-life enigmatic figure. On the day he was given command of the continental army, he recorded only the temperature and where he ate dinner in his journal. But recently, his papers were catalogued at the University of Virginia. Ellis had primary access to the 90-volume papers, allowing him to paint a thorough and fascinating portrait.

From the French and Indian War to Mount Vernon, from the American Revolution to the presidency, Ellis delivers what will stand the test of time as the definitive biography of the greatest American icon. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patrick | 2/1/2014

    " Recently, I decided to read a biography on each US president, and I began the project with this book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph J. Ellis. I must say that I was initially put off by how short the book was; it only comprises 275 pages of text, not including citations. However, once I began reading I was pleasantly surprised. The best part of Ellis's treatment of His Excellency, as George Washington was known, is the analysis of his very human faults and frailties. Combined with Washington's well known strengths and accomplishments, Ellis presents a complete portrait of Washington that reminds us we are dealing with a man, albeit an extraordinary one. "His Excellency" is a complete one-volume treatment of the Father of our Nation and is a must read for those interested in American Revolutionary history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Riley | 2/1/2014

    " George Washington ranks No. 2 in my book among the main Founding Fathers. He's behind Benjamin Franklin, but up on James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (in that order). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Eppenstein | 1/31/2014

    " Very readable biography of GW. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 1/30/2014

    " My goal for 2009 is to read a presidential biography on every US President in chronological order (with the exception of Truman as I've already read his excellent biography). I really enjoyed this biography of Washington--very academic writing and the book covered Washington's adult life well. I even answered a question correctly on Jeopardy on Friday because of something I read about the American Revolution--excellent! "

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