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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allan H. Kelly Narrator: Frances H Kelley Publisher: Eye in the Ear Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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This is the heroic story of America's fight for freedom from King George of England, including the military genius, the unbeatable spirit, and rugged leadership of George Washington, the hero who made it all happen.

Many times during the eight-year struggle, the fight seemed hopeless - yet George Washington fought on and proved to the mighty countries of France and Germany that his thrown-together army of farmers, shopkeepers, and patrolmen was strong enough to defeat the British redcoats, who were considered the world's most powerful army at that time. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 2/7/2014

    " This book was easily one of the most well written biographies I have ever read. It is comprehensive, compelling, and a pleasure to read. Chernow has exploded the myth of the stoic Washington that still dominates popular portrayals of Washington by revealing the man's deep passion. The only low-point in the book seemed to be the chapters covering his presidency which seemed to be a rather dull period of his life. He was quite busy, but rarely doing anything interesting. That being said, this book is worthy of all of the praises and accolades that is has received. I looked forward to reading it and it did not disappoint. It has my heartiest recommendation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delway Burton | 2/6/2014

    " As a friend who read this told me, thank God The United States had Washington. Relying heavily on correspondence, the book gives an excellent feeling for the rock our nation was built upon. At times, reading prose from the 18th Century can become too much like a history assignment, but the rational behind our beginnings comes thru. Makes me ask once again, have we seen the best of it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helaine | 2/1/2014

    " For a readable, well-documented picture of Washington from his love of aristocratic luxury to his principled refusal to misuse popular adoration after the Revolutionary War, this book is the best I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Cole | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent read, with the bonus of Chernow boosting your word vocabulary with new words on every other page. This book will give you a fresh look at the General and change what you thought you knew about Martha and George. Also surprising how the 1790's political environment has not changed very much today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Delisle | 1/27/2014

    " Everybody learns in 1st grade that George Washington is the father of our country. An adult reasonably knowledgeable about politics and human fallibility can't help being astonished at how pure this man was. Without his altruistic goodness our democracy would never have survived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanhamid | 1/27/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Most of my ideas about Washington were debunked in the first chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis Menjivar | 1/24/2014

    " Chernow's writing style gave me the great pleasure of feeling like a wall flower in some of the most historical events in our nations history. George Washington is painted with realistic colors of humanity that make his inspiring virtues.... all the more inspiring. Simply put, this volume is informative, inspiring, and refreshing in it's portrait of our nations first commander in chief. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/23/2014

    " No Washington, no America. One of the best books I have ever read. This book is well deserving of the Pulitzer Prize. If you are only acquainted with Washington and want to know why he is the Father of the country, then read this book. You will come to know him intimately and love him for his sacrifice. In addition, you will learn a lot of useful history. I was sad the book ended and wanted it to continue; I wanted more George Washington. He was a legend in his own time; he is one of the most important people to have ever lived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon Hollingshead | 1/19/2014

    " Better than Chernow's _Alexander Hamilton_ and McCullough's _John Adams_. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Moss | 1/12/2014

    " fascinating. hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray Ortensie | 12/7/2013

    " Over half way through and as usual Ron Chernow has done a fine job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt Brown | 11/2/2013

    " Really well written. Chernow does a great job of giving you the 'real' GW - both the good and bad. My favorite revolution-era book yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobi | 1/5/2013

    " I loved this book. Here I learned about the true Washington, as a man not a myth and I like him so much more than I did. It's a big book but well worth my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsa Rubenstein | 7/30/2012

    " Chernow is fabulous, but poor old George is something of a snooze. The era was amazing, and for that I got three quarters of the way through but then could stand no more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Weber | 1/12/2012

    " I liked the majority of the book, but its format was really weird. Well, not weird, just different. All in all, I did learn quite a bit about our first great president. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donje | 7/22/2011

    " This is a very long, but interesting book. I have a lot of respect for GW. He put his country before himself in so many ways, and we'd be hard pressed to find someone to do that today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/23/2010

    " For the first time, I feel like I know George Washington! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 1/28/2010

    " An amazing and comprehensive work. I listened to the audiobook and was kept engaged throughout. It provides a full and well-rounded portrait of our 1st president. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Littlewood | 10/12/2008

    " Excellent biography of GW. It let me to pursue a better understanding of federalists versus republcans in early American history. I'm now reading Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg to get a better idea of the republican side. "

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