Books Ron Chernow Books by Ron Chernow Ron Chernow has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ron Chernow Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 2010's Best Nonfiction For Winning Family Arguments December 20, 2010 Even in boom times, family conversations about politics, money and race tend to be explosive, and arguments get even more heated when times are tough. Consuming this year's feast of great nonfiction books will deepen your knowledge of our struggling world — and maybe guarantee victory at the dinner table. Book Reviews 'Washington: A Life': The Person, Not The Persona October 9, 2010 Reserved, remote, elusive and enigmatic, the childless Father of Our Country seems to many of us to have been born middle-aged, in uniform, with powdered hair and false teeth, atop his famous steed, Old Nelson. But in Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow makes the first president human again. Gilbert Stuart's famous "Landsdowne portrait" of George Washington, painted in 1796. AP/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution hide caption toggle caption AP/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books A Portrait On Paper: Chernow's 'Washington, A Life' October 5, 2010 Abigail Adams said that "simple truth" was George Washington's "greatest eulogy," and Ron Chernow proves it in his captivating new biography. Chernow keeps his distance from the founding father's mythology, and instead examines his foibles and triumphs. A Portrait On Paper: Chernow's 'Washington, A Life' Listen · 3:59 3:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130161943/130357065" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Business Best Business Books 2004: A Guide December 29, 2004 Fluctuations in the nation's economic climate have left many in business to seek new ways of coping. As usual, dozens of authors have stepped forward with strategies of how to thrive in today's economy. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Randall Rothenberg of Strategy and Business magazine.