The Front Blog

Conversations from the Four Rivers Region

Good Read – His Excellency: George Washington

leave a comment »

His Excellency: George Washington
by Joseph J. Ellis

Buy this book on Amazon. 
(Your purchase supports WKMS!)

Product Description:
Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being.

Todd Hill says:

“An unvarnished and unsentimental look at our first president. Fine history and a must for those who need a better understanding of the separation of powers and why the Articles of Confederation were destined to fail. Applicable today? Yes. People waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags need to read this history and reflect.”

Check out our Good Reads page for more recommended books.

Advertisements

Written by Matt Markgraf

January 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: