Ts&Cs apply
Washington: A Life (Paperback)
  • Washington: A Life (Paperback)
zoom

Washington: A Life (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 928 Pages / Published: 01/12/2011
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable to order

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

Despite the reverence his name inspires Washington remains a waxwork to many readers, worthy but dull, a laconic man of remarkable self-control. But in this groundbreaking work Chernow revises forever the uninspiring stereotype. He portrays Washington as a strapping, celebrated horseman, elegant dancer and tireless hunter, who guarded his emotional life with intriguing ferocity. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, he orchestrated their actions to help realise his vision for the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency.

Ron Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey through all the formative events of America's founding. This is a magisterial work from one of America's foremost writers and historians.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780143119968
Number of pages: 928
Weight: 1096 g
Dimensions: 235 x 153 x 50 mm

You may also be interested in...

Boris Johnson
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Prime Ministers
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Volunteer
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dreams From My Father
Added to basket
Dreams From My Father
Added to basket
Joe Biden
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
Beyond Possible
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Undercover War
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Too Much and Never Enough
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Hitler and Stalin
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Life Under Fire
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
My Life in Loyalism
Added to basket
Agent Sonya
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.