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Although this book gave loads of information and detail I couldn’t get past how the author jumped around with his dates of different events. I often found myself confused with what was happening if wasn’t paying 100% attention or I was interrupted for some reason and was forced to stop listening. Aside from that I truly did appreciate the information and at times, humor that the author portrayed.
This book breathed humor, deference and adoration for our first President. I always had expected our founding father’s to be intelligent, as most were lawyers, but learning how well rounded Washington was be it agriculture, politics, or philosophy he shined. I enjoyed it so much, that I not only restarted the book after completing, I also took a trip to Washington, DC a week later to imbibe all that was George Washington.
Well researched and written. Great book on our founding fathers. Gives a comprehensive view of the toils of our early independence and how it all started. A must read for any person interested in how our government was constructed and the lives of those who constructed it. Fascinating.
I agree with everyone else who has listened to/read this book: It's fantastic. Looking forward to Chernow's Grant. Scott Brick is also fantastic. I'd enjoy listening to him read the phone book.
This book was absolutely fascinating! I learned about George Washington, the General and the President, in school. However, you get to know him so much better here!
Thoroughly enjoyable with excellent narration. I would absolutely recommend the book, especially good reading on a long flight because it kept my interest.
very interesting and well read from being to the end
great book well read by scott brick throughly researched and entertaining as an audiobook
If you are ordering this book, you clearly have a taste for history as this 33 CD set is no small undertaking. It is a very thorough account of GW and the surrounding times. It was a really excellent primer for Early-American History. I gave it four stars because it is so thorough and well written however, the author likes to look at that period through the critical eye of modern culture, to the point of becoming preachy and irritating. This behavior is felt most strongly in the judging of GW and his relationship with slavery. He also clearly has no love for the Adamses. If it were not for the preaching on those two issues, it was a very enjoyable (if long) account of the life and times of our first president.
Ron Chernow's first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award and the Ambassador Award for the year's best study of American culture. His second book, The Warburgs, won the Eccles Prize as the Best Business Book of 1993 and was also selected by the American Library Association as one of that year's best nonfiction books. In reviewing his recent collection of essays, The Death of the Banker, The New York Times called the author "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades and chose the paperback original as one of the year's Notable Books.