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Washington: The Indispensable Man
by James Thomas Flexner
rating: 4.4 (123 reviews)

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This &ldquo;perceptive&rdquo; and &ldquo;satisfying&rdquo; biography of George Washington by an award-winning historian &ldquo;deserves a place on every American&rsquo;s bookshelf&rdquo; (The New York Times Book Review).<BR /><BR /> James Thomas Flexner&rsquo;s masterful four-volume biography of America&rsquo;s first president, which received a special Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for its concluding installment, is the definitive chronicle of Washington&rsquo;s life and a classic work of American history. In this single-volume edition, Flexner brilliantly distills his sweeping study to offer readers &ldquo;the most convincing evocation of the man and his deeds written within the compass of one book&rdquo; (Los Angeles Times).<BR />  <BR /> In graceful and dramatic prose, Flexner peels back the myths surrounding Washington to reveal the true complexity of his character. The only founding father from Virginia to free all his slaves, Washington was a faithful husband who harbored deep romantic feelings for his best friend&rsquo;s wife. An amateur soldier, he prepared for his role as commander in chief of the Continental army by sending out to Philadelphia bookshops for treatises on military strategy. As president, he set many democratic precedents&mdash;including the two-term limit and the appointment of an advisory cabinet&mdash;yet routinely excluded his vice president, John Adams, from important decisions.<BR />  <BR /> The George Washington that emerges in these pages is a shrewd statesman, a wise commander, a brave patriot, and above all, &ldquo;an ordinary man pushed to greatness by the extraordinary times in which he lived&rdquo; (The Christian Science Monitor). In tracing Washington&rsquo;s evolution from privileged son of the landed gentry to &ldquo;the indispensable man&rdquo; without whom the United States as we know it would not exist, Flexner presents a hero worthy of admiration not only for his remarkable strengths, but also for his all-too-human weaknesses.<BR />  <BR />  

rank: #46,525
price: $14.99
bound: 392 pages
publisher: Open Road Media (March 7, 2017)
lang: English
asin: B01NCSVW6W
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This book made me realize that, really, all I knew about George Washington was the legendary stuff you learn in schoolThis book provides his entire life, from birth to death, and in good detail8 pages per chapter, roughly.The structure of Washington: The Indispensable Man was perfect for this readerEventually this style of command bore fruit, and officers who had served under Washington's command were fiercely loyal to himA great historical, biographical read that puts forth President Washington in all his majesty manifesting his fortitude and foibles; insight and insecurities; charm, charisma and courage from birth to death.A book club choice that I am thrilled to have read, helping me more to understand the daunting task of establishing a republic and the great vision George Washington had for this new nation, even if at times he lost sight of his own visionWashington: The Indispensable Man is an engaging, articulate and clear rendition of Washingtons life from his humble beginning in Westmoreland County, Virginia to his death at Mount Vernon in the final days of 1799

Bullets fly past him from both directionsJohn Rocha Aug 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply Two men that should be studied for their humanity&.flaws and virtues&are George Washington and Robert EThis unhappy compromise between scholarship and story-telling makes Flexner's book an unsatisfactory effort, but as compensation, there are some pleasant pictures of Washington's effects and Mount VernonWashingtons second vital contribution had to do with the force of his personality among the delegatesHe is generally believed to have been, by birth and training, a rich, conservative, British-oriented Virginia aristocratUpon retirement, he had announced that he would never again emerge from private life

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However, due to Washington's credit he had such a large personality that I think even those assumptions made in the book lie in shadow of his greatness and characterThey had just won against the most powerful army on the planet, Great BritainRelated Subjects 18th Century American History - Politics & Government American Revolution - Biography Presidents of the United States - Biography Read an Excerpt Washington The Indispensable ManBy James Thomas Flexner OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED MEDIA Copyright 1974 James Thomas Flexner All rights reservedHow about this: In 1768, Washington went to church on fifteen days, mostly when away from home, and hunted foxes on forty-nineHe attended three balls, two plays, and one horse raceHe visited a lioness and a tiger, and gave nine shillings to a showman who brought up an elk up the long driveway to Mount VernonHowever, My biggest complaint and the reason I won't recommend this to anyone is that they made assumptions that were NOT based on factsThis one volume version of that work seems to strike a good balance between the critical and admiring and, based on primary sources, from what I can tell, deserves to be put among those "historically sound." It's c In his bibliography in the back, Flexner divides published biographies of Washington into "three major categories--the historically sound, the goody-goody, and the debunking." Flexner's four volume biography of George Washington won a Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Awardflag Like see review Although the few white men who traversed the paths and watercourses were mostly French, English land speculators had visions 48a4f088c3

One of her good friends was Roger Fry, the foremost English art critic of his dayNow in a new trade paperback edition, this masterful work explores the Father of Our Country--sometimes an unpopular hero, a man of great contradictions, but always a towering historical figure, who remains, as Flexner writes in these pages, "a fallible human being made of flesh and blood and spirit--not a statue of marble and wood
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