Founding Father by Richard Brookhiser
Rediscovering George Washington

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A revisionist biography of George Washington chronicles his quarter-century career in public life, from his heroic deeds as a leader through the legacy that has been passed down to his political descendants.
 

About Richard Brookhiser

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Richard Brookhiser is the author of "America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918" (2002), "Alexander Hamilton, American" (1999), "Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington" (1995), and "The Way of the WASP" (1991), all published by Free Press. He is a senior editor at "The National Review" and a "New York Observer" columnist. He contributes to such publications as "The Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage, " and "The New York Times." He lives in New York City.
 
Published February 22, 1997 by Free Press. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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to understand Washington, it does not help much to remark that ``a sense of latent anger, of suppressed force, can be an aspect of courage.'' A well-placed attempt to put George Washington once again ``first in the hearts of his countrymen.''

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A slaveowner who had no children of his own, George Washington, the ""father of our country,'' parented wife Martha's two children and treated his staff during the Revolutionary War as ""surrogate children,'' according to Brookhiser.

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