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Washington - A Life

Ron Chernow

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington. In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, 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 lifeless waxwork for many Americans, worthy but dull. A laconic man of granite self-control, he often arouses more respect than affection. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow dashes forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man. A strapping six feet, Washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer, and tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life. Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Probing his private life, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax, and his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children and grandchildren. He also provides a lavishly detailed portrait of his marriage to Martha and his complex behavior as a slave master. At the same time, Washington is an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but he also brilliantly orchestrated their actions to shape the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency. In this unique biography, Ron Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey through all

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington. In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, 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 lifeless waxwork for many Americans, worthy but dull. A laconic man of granite self-control, he often arouses more respect than affection. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow dashes forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man. A strapping six feet, Washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer, and tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life. Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Probing his private life, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax, and his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children and grandchildren. He also provides a lavishly detailed portrait of his marriage to Martha and his complex behavior as a slave master. At the same time, Washington is an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but he also brilliantly orchestrated their actions to shape the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency. In this unique biography, Ron Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey through all
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington. In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, 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 lifeless waxwork for many Americans, worthy but dull. A laconic man of granite self-control, he often arouses more respect than affection. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow dashes forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man. A strapping six feet, Washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer, and tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life. Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Probing his private life, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax, and his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children and grandchildren. He also provides a lavishly detailed portrait of his marriage to Martha and his complex behavior as a slave master. At the same time, Washington is an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but he also brilliantly orchestrated their actions to shape the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency. In this unique biography, Ron Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey through all

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

42h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:35


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:35


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:32


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:09


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:13


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:22


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:53


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:22


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:37


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:00


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:23


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:22


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:04


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:34


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:17


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:02


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:06


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:30


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:35


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:29


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:10


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:49


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:16


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:59


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:27


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:08


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:17


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:48


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:44


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:51


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:58


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:29


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:27


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:48


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:01


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:41


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:51


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:29


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:49


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:09


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:05


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:49


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:14


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:02


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:55


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:56


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:05


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:50


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:39


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:21


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:05


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:14


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:24


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:39


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:24


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:08


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:39


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:13


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:46


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:23


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:25


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:08


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:02


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:22


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:52


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:02


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:45


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:32


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:02


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:05


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:38


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:43


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:35


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:20


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:38


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:27


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:43


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:56


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:58

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