What are the best George Washington biographies?

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    #1George Washington: A Biography

    George Washington: A Biography
    George Washington: A Biography is a five-volume masterpiece by Washington Irving, condensed in this edition into a one-volume work. Irving tells Washington's life in vivid detail, with information he gathered firsthand.
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    Estela Ordoñez
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Who knew he was such an incredible person. I thought I had an idea of his accomplishments but really knew nothing at all."
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    #2Washington: A Life

    Washington: A Life

    Washington: A Life is a biography written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Rob Chernow. It chronicles the life of the founding father and the first man to be the president of the United States of America, George Washington.

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    Anna Turner
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This is a novel that shows the biography of the first united state president, I strongly recommend it for anyone."
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    #3His Excellency: George Washington

    His Excellency: George Washington

    Joseph J. Ellis' account of George Washington's life focuses on three aspects: Washington's service in the military, his generalship during the American revolution, and his time as the first president of the United States. 

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    Amy Chavez
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of George Washington and I'm constantly in search of good biographies pertaining to him and his life. His Excellency, written by Joseph J. Ellis, is an amazing account of his life which focuses on his service in the military. It's well written and contains a lot of useful information that I did not know before. "
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    #4Washington: The Indispensable Man

    Washington: The Indispensable Man
    Washington: The Indispensible Man is a four-volume biography of George Washington written by the historian James Thomas Flexner. It does away with the layer of myths that surrounds Washington and shows him in his true form.
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    Kathy Lewis
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "This book is a very concise biography of George Washington. I liked that I did not have to read volumes of work to learn more about "The Father of Our Country". This can now be made into something high school kids can read as it is in paperback form. Very informative and interesting book."
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    #5General George Washington: A Military Life

    General George Washington: A Military Life
    General George Washington: A Military Life is a biography written by Edward G. Lengel, an American military historian. It focuses on Washington's years as a soldier and his rise to power as a commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army.
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    Brenda Andrews
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Need a book report about George Washington? Then General George Washington: A Military Life will come to you aide. It brags of being informative on Washington's military career complete with papers and all to prove its facts. A good historical read."
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    #6Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation

    Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation
    Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation is a biography written by the American historian Richard Norton Smith. It focuses on Washington's years as president and his pivotal role in nation building.
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    Reyna Mora
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "A good attempt at a biography. It has a different vibe then most traditional biographies. It plays like a dramatic mystery story. "
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    #7The First of Men: A Life of George Washington

    The First of Men: A Life of George Washington
    The First of Men: A Life of George Washington is a biography written by historian John Ferling. It chronicles the entirety of Washington's life but puts emphasis on his military and political career.
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    Melissa Taylor
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "The First of Men: A Life of George Washington has got to be the best George Washington biography I've ever read, it peel away the mystique and presents a portrait of a flawed man who ascended to greatness through determination and the realities of the times. Fantastic book, I couldn't put it down."
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    #81776

    1776
    Written by the well-known historian David McCullough, 1776 recounts the birth of America as a free and independent nation. It chronicles the American Revolution until the Declaration of Independence.
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    Gary Herrera
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "1776 is the best George Washington biographies I've read. It goes in-depth into a lot events that are not talked about. It really helps you get a grip of what George was really like."
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    #9Washington's Crossing

    Washington's Crossing
    Washington's Crossing: Pivotal Moments in American History is a biography written by award-winning historian and author David Hackett Fischer. It was released in February 2004 and won the Pulitzer Prize for History.
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    Jacqueline Shaw
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is the best of the best biographies on George Washinton. It won the Pulitzer Prize! I read this book for my history project for school, I was suprised by how much I liked the book. I am not a history buff, but learned so much for my research. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys biographies or needs some information for a class like me!"
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    #10George Washington: Our First Leader

    George Washington: Our First Leader

    George Washington: Our First Leader is a biography written by Augusta Stevenson and illustrated by E. Joseph Dreany. It features the narrative on the childhood of George Washingon and his preparation to lead the country.

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    Marie Webb
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Looks like a good book and bio by George Washington. Good book for kids to read to understand George Washington's early days and childhood."

Summary

Best What are the best George Washington biographies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1George Washington: A BiographyBooks 18 Paid
2Washington: A LifeBooks 16 Paid
3His Excellency: George WashingtonBooks 14 Paid
4Washington: The Indispensable ManBooks 13 Paid
5General George Washington: A Military LifeBooks 11 Paid
6Patriarch: George Washington and the New American NationBooks 10 Paid
7The First of Men: A Life of George WashingtonBooks 9 Paid
81776Books 8 Paid
9Washington's CrossingBooks 3 Paid
10George Washington: Our First LeaderBooks 0 Paid
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