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His Excellency - George Washington

Joseph J. Ellis

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Description:

To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose "statue-like solidity" concealed volcanic energies and emotions. Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nelson Runger

Length:

14h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

19:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:53


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

36:22


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

14:25


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

02:13


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

09:17


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

12:48


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

17:06


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

17:55


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

19:52


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

22:15


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

05:56


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

40:38


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

16:04


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

21:40


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

30:46


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

06:56


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

37:25


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

19:03


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

19:23


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

30:13


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

12:18


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

31:13


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

23:00


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

30:49


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

31:43


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

14:28


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

15:26


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

28:18


Part 6, Chapter 32
Part 6, Chapter 32

04:01


Part 6, Chapter 33
Part 6, Chapter 33

43:29


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

29:37


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

31:56


Part 7, Chapter 36
Part 7, Chapter 36

11:30


Part 7, Chapter 37
Part 7, Chapter 37

34:37


Part 7, Chapter 38
Part 7, Chapter 38

17:46


Part 7, Chapter 39
Part 7, Chapter 39

15:00


Part 7, Chapter 40
Part 7, Chapter 40

32:26


Part 7, Chapter 41
Part 7, Chapter 41

02:25