Top 10 Books on George Washington

 

An American soldier who became the first president of his nation and considered as the founding father of the United is widely followed by people in the world.  Various literature works has been published on the life history of Washington but here is the list of some popular books on George Washington.

Washington: a life

It is a nonfiction biography of George Washington written by Ron Chernow. The author characterized the new portrait of Washington and drew the parallel story between his imagination and the previous picture of the father of the nation. He presented George Washington as a self-improving personality. The journey of boyhood to a president is described gracefully

Read it For:
It is a detailed and highly informative biography of George Washington
Don't Read it For:
Readers find that its author avoided analysis at its earlier chapters
What makes this book stand out?:
It is regarded as the best biography ever written on George Washington.

washington’s crossing

It not only describes the important life history of George Washington but also reveal about one of the most heated topics of history, the most important era of American history.     David Hackett Fischer has been awarded by Pulitzer Prize- in history for this masterpiece. The book reveals how the various events at the war got unfolded and the remarkable journey of Washington to success.

Read it For:
read it to understand the leading role of Washington in the twist and turn in the campaign of American revolutionary war
Don't Read it For:
As it is a historical work some readers need to look up some terms before going through it
What makes this book stand out?:
The amazing review of the American revolutionary war.

His Excellency: George Washington

It is a biography of George Washington by Joseph Ellis. It is a biography of George Washington by Joseph Ellis. The author mainly focuses on the three main aspects of George Washington life. The adventurous journey in the military, campaigning in the American Revolution and succeeding as the first president of the united state. The narration of the story from the initial chapter is so concise and readable.

Read it For:
Read it to experience the journey of George Washington from a different perspective
Don't Read it For:
The interjection of author's own opinion may disappoint the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book richly covers the high and low of the journey of George Washington.

General George Washington: A Military Life

In spite of many works written on George Washington many few deal with the military career. This biography by Edward G. Lengel features the exploit of George Washington in his earlier days in the military and rising as a great revolutionary in the French Indian war. The books reveal the unknown facts to its reader as they think they might know about General George Washington

Read it For:
Read it to know the interesting and revealing facts about the life of George Washington
Don't Read it For:
It is a refreshing book which brings out the new side of George Washington.
What makes this book stand out?:
It also describes various incidents where George Washington failed as a military general and gives out the detailed information about the truth.
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George Washington: A Biography

George Washington a book series of 5 volumes by Washington Irving is a biography of the father of the nation which describes Washington as a godly man who has control on his internal feeling. The author beautifully describes the detailed incidents from the life of George Washington. The narration of the incidence is smoothly readable.

Read it For:
Read it to know the untouched incidences from the life of George Washington.
Don't Read it For:
its reader felt that most of the book covers the revolutionary war.
What makes this book stand out?:
its reader felt that most of the book covers the revolutionary war.

Patriarchs: George Washington and the New American Nation

A dramatic story on George Washington by Richard Norton Smith gives out detailed and highly informative facts about the political struggles faced by Washington. The opposite image of the General George Washington as president. The detailed description of the early constitutional procedure is described in detail. Hamilton and Jefferson  were two members of cabinet and George Washington had to preside their prolonged quarrel

Read it For:
it to understand the blunders made by Washington as a president and his ability to take that constitutional decision
Don't Read it For:
It is a well-researched book and contains descriptive knowledge.
What makes this book stand out?:
It describes the caliber of George Washington to hold the nation together

The Return of George Washington

The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789 by  Edward J. Larson features phase of the first president of united states. The gap between the revolution and succeeding towards the constitutional hierarchy is beautifully described. The post-retirement phase from the military and decision to come back for the nation.

Read it For:
comprehensive and informative read about the lesser known part from the life of George Washington
Don't Read it For:
some readers may find it boring
What makes this book stand out?:
some readers may find it boring

A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington

A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington by Adrienne Harrison features the early life period of George Washington. His formal education was interrupted at a very early stage.  The book is focused on the self-learning technique of George Washington which was self-directed. Washington’s reading habit was a tool for shaping himself as a great revolutionary and a great president

Read it For:
it is an informative and inspiring story from the life history of the first president.
Don't Read it For:
this book is just awesome with a powerful message
What makes this book stand out?:
It features how the deep and intensive reading habits can lead and lift up one.

Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder, in Myth and Memory

It is an excellent work by Edward G. Lengel which features the image of George Washington by the country. The analysis of the myths and interpretation of the truth is the central idea of the story. How Washington deals with the personal and public life and the explanatory information about the views which he never expressed

Read it For:
read it to clarify the myths about George Washington
Don't Read it For:
some may find it very slow going
What makes this book stand out?:
very well organized and an explanatory book on George Washington.

The Spiritual Journey of George Washington

Janice T. Connell describes George Washington from a very different side. We all know Washington as a great general and a president but the spiritual journey is left hidden. The author has made an analysis of the spiritual journey of Washington. she has beautifully blended the incidences from war and devotion of George Washington towards god.

Read it For:
read it to understand the amazing personality of George Washington
Don't Read it For:
there are some parts which are repetitive
What makes this book stand out?:
it focuses on the spiritual life of Washington

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