Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

Washington

A Life

Washington( )
Author: Chernow, Ron
ISBN:978-1-84614-402-8
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Allen Lane
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.95
Book Description:

The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the first President of the USA and the father of America.

With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention and his magnificent performance as America's first...
More Description

Book Details
Author Biography
Chernow, Ron (Author)
Educated at Yale and Cambridge University in England, Ron Chernow is a biographer who specializes in hard-hitting exposes on historical business figures. Among Chernow's early accomplishments was his unmasking of corruption in Chinatown for New York magazine in 1973.

In the book The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award in 1990, Chernow outlines the extraordinary path of J.P. Morgan's empire and its influence on the American banking industry. Chernow is also the author of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which chronicles the life and times of the richest man in the United States in the early 1900s. His other work includes The Warburgs, The Death of a Banker, Alexander Hamilton, Washington: A Life, and Grant.

Chernow is regular guest on the National Public Radio programs Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered.

030



Featured Books

The New Girl
Silva, Daniel
Hardback: $28.99
The Nocturnal Brain
Leschziner, Guy
Electronic book text:
The Current
Johnston, Tim
Paperback: $16.95

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.