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by James Thomas Flexner

Category: Leaders and Notable People
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: James Thomas Flexner
ISBN: 0945707355
ISBN13: 978-0945707356
Language: English
Publisher: American Political Biography Press (October 2003)
Pages: 423
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James Thomas Flexner (January 13, 1908 – February 13, 2003) was an American historian and biographer best known for the four-volume biography of George Washington that earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize

James Thomas Flexner (January 13, 1908 – February 13, 2003) was an American historian and biographer best known for the four-volume biography of George Washington that earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize. His one-volume abridgment, Washington: the Indispensable Man (1974) was the basis of two television miniseries broadcast in the mid-1980s starring Barry Bostwick as Washington.

George Washington's life, as told by James Thomas Flexner, is simply amazing. Washington finds himself at the very forefront of every critical event involved with our nation's founding

George Washington's life, as told by James Thomas Flexner, is simply amazing. Washington finds himself at the very forefront of every critical event involved with our nation's founding. It might further explain how generation after generation of humble Americans have labored and fought to remain true to the heroic examples of Washington and his co-founders. While several outstanding biographies of George Washington exist, most notably Professor Joe Ellis' "His Excellency: George Washington," Mr. Flexner's is, in my very humble opinion, the best.

James Thomas Flexner’s masterful four-volume biography of America’s first president, which received a special .

By James Thomas Flexner. Another book detailing the network of spies that George Washington utilized during the American Revolution, George Washington, Spymaster is a riveting reconstruction of how Washington discovered, used and kept his spies secret. This text includes all four volumes of Flexner’s ambitious biography of Washington’s life. It spans from Washington’s birth, to his work as a businessman in Virginia, to his views on the institution of slavery.

James Thomas Flexner’s masterful four-volume biography .

In graceful and dramatic prose, Flexner peels back the myths surrounding Washington to reveal the true complexity of his character. The George Washington that emerges in these pages is a shrewd statesman, a wise commander, a brave patriot, and above all, an ordinary man pushed to greatness by the extraordinary times in which he lived (The Christian Science Monitor).

James Thomas Flexner, a prolific and graceful writer on subjects from American art to steamboats to medicine, who achieved his greatest fame for prize-winning biographies of George Washington, died on Thursday in his Manhattan apartment. He was 95. He wrote a four-volume biography of Washington, winning both the National Book Award and a special Pulitzer citation for the final volume, ''Anguish and Farewell'' (Little, Brown, 1972). He then wrote a one-volume abridgment, ''Washington: the Indispensable Man'' (Little, Brown, 1974).

James Thomas Flexner’s masterful four-volume biography of America’s first president, which received a special Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for its . Washington - James Thomas Flexner.

Washington - James Thomas Flexner. During my years of work on a biography of Washington, I have made various unexpected discoveries.

James Thomas Flexner wrote a very detailed 4 volume biography of Washington. Having discovered Flexner's biography of George Washington one summer night, I realized that a good way to study American history would be through the biographies of its presidents. Then, I beleive at a publishers request, he took the core parts of the four volumes and published a one volume biography. It is very, very good. I was lucky to have discovered Flexner's series on our first president. This led me later to other presidential biographies which I have continued to do wherever I might be.

George Washington Biography. George Washington was a Virginia plantation owner who served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolutionary War, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. George Washington's Family. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

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Comments to eBook George Washington: A Biography
Zulkishicage
I recently started a project to read a biography about every U.S. President. While surfing the net looking for a general consensus on who has written the best book on Washington, Flexner's four-volume biography popped up on most of the lists I consulted. As a Washington novice, I did not have the stamina to get through a four volume set so it was a relief to learn that Flexner made this 400+ page digest version. The writing is fluid and was just about the right length for my needs, although probably too superficial for Washington buffs. The book shines brightest when revealing intimate slices of Washington's life; he was a bit of a ladies man, insecure about his manhood as a result of being childless, and was a savvy real-estate player in Virginia. Ultimately I came away with a respect for Washington as a man apart from his accomplishments and legend. The power he found himself with after The American Revolution was a burden - managing the competing interests of Federalist and Republicans was probably as tough as anything the British threw at him. His misgivings about slavery are moving. He knew the institution itself was wrong but pragmatically he had to accept that it was beyond his ability to end it. Ultimately the book made me appreciate that such a decent man was the Father of Our Country 5/5/2013
Vetitc
One of the best works on President Washington out there. I have read over 14 books on President Washington.
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