“Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography
” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal
“Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.
[Chernow’s] understanding of human nature is extraordinary and that is what makes his biography so powerful.” –Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books
“Chernow displays a breadth of knowledge about Washington that is nothing short of phenomenal
… never before has Washington been rendered so tangibly in such a smart, tenaciously researched
volume as Chernow's opus… a riveting read
...” –Douglas Brinkley, The Los Angeles Times
“Until recently, I’d never believed that there could be such a thing as a truly gripping biography of George Washington
…Well, I was wrong. Ron Chernow’s huge (900 pages) Washington: A Life
, which I’ve just finished, does all that and more. I can’t recommend it highly enough
—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable
as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.” –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker
“[Ron Chernow] has done justice to the solid flesh, the human frailty and the dental miseries of his subject—and also to his immense historical importance… This is a magnificently fair, full-scale biography.
” –The Economist