George Washington

A Life

Willard Sterne Randall

A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book

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George Washington is the human story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and the frequent humiliations at the hands of a mother he feared and the British generals he admired into a career of rebellion and creation. When he had worn out and nearly bankrupted his allies, George Washington disbanded the victorious army he had forged and resigned to Congress, giving life to democratic government. George III once said that if Washington could give up power, he would be the greatest man of the eighteenth century. And Washington did. Twice. As the bicentennial of Washington's death approaches on December 14, 1999, a large American public is keen to know the human story of our founding father.

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"A vividly written narrative that does [Washington] full justice as a man of the eighteenth century and as a bold and determined leader of the American Revolution."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Altogether human, Randall's demythologized Washington comes vividly to life."--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"What makes this volume so remarkably accessible . . . is the way Randall consistently builds scenes with the grace of a novelist. . . . It's a grand story, well told in this biography."--Burlington Free Press

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Willard Sterne Randall

Willard Sterne Randall lives in Burlington, Vermont. His Thomas Jefferson was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "outstanding . . . a splid one-volume biography."

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George Washington
A Life
Willard Sterne Randall

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Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book
November 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805059922
ISBN10: 080505992X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 512 pages
$21.99
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