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His Excellency

George Washington

By Joseph J. Ellis
Narrated by Nelson Runger / 14 hours 26 minutes

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.

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Author
Narrator Nelson Runger
ISBN 9781436100854
Length 14 hours 26 minutes
Language English
Publisher Recorded Books, LLC
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #6,585 Overall
 

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