A gripping portrait of the primary president of the US from the writer of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Occasions bestselling biography that impressed the musical.

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow supplies a richly nuanced portrait of the daddy of our country and the primary president of the US. With a breadth and intensity matched by way of no different one extent biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative contains the reader via his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Military all through the Progressive Battle, his presiding over the Constitutional Conference, and his marvelous efficiency as The usa’s first president. On this groundbreaking paintings, in keeping with huge analysis, Chernow shatters perpetually the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional determine and brings to brilliant lifestyles a speeding, passionate guy of fiery critiques and plenty of moods.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

“Really marvelous… [a] neatly-researched, neatly-written and completely definitive biography”Andrew Roberts, The Wall Boulevard Journal

“Excellent… the most efficient, such a lot complete, and such a lot balanced unmarried-extent biography of Washington ever written.”Gordon S. Wooden, The New York Evaluation of Books

“A Really gripping biography of George Washington… I will’t counsel it extremely sufficient—as historical past, as epic, and, now not least, as leisure. It’s as luxuriantly pleasing as a type of nice massive sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.”Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s damage Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new hobby within the Progressive Battle and the Founding Fathers. Along with Alexander Hamilton, the manufacturing additionally options George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and plenty of extra.

Ron Chernow’s contemporary biography, Grant, is now to be had in paperback.