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A Life

by Ron Chernow

Hardcover, 904 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $40 |


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The National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan offers a comprehensive account of the life of George Washington, disposing of the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man and instead bringing to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods who fiercely guarded his private life. 600,000 first printing.

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Pulitzer Prize (2011)

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Gilbert Stuart's famous "Landsdowne portrait" of George Washington, painted in 1796. AP/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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A Portrait On Paper: Chernow's 'Washington, A Life'

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