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George Washington

Head of State (22-Feb-1732 — 14-Dec-1799)


Richard Brookhiser. Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. New York, NY: The Free Press. 1996.

Ron Chernow. Washington: A Life. New York: Penguin. 2010. 904pp.

Alexander DeConde. Entangling Alliance: Politics and Diplomacy Under George Washington. Duke University Press. 1958. 536pp.

Joseph J. Ellis. His Excellency: George Washington. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2004. 275pp.

John E. Ferling. The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon. New York: Bloomsbury. 2009. 436pp.

John E. Ferling. The First of Men: A Life of George Washington. University of Tennessee Press. 1988. 598pp.

David Hackett Fischer. Washington's Crossing. Oxford University Press. 2004. 564pp.

James Thomas Flexner. George Washington. Boston: Little, Brown. 1965-74. (4 vols.) 390pp. + 599pp. + 466pp. + 554pp. I: The Forge of Experience, 1732-1775. II: In the American Revolution, 17751783. III: And the New Nation, 17831793. IV: Anguish and Farewell, 17931799.

James R. Gaines. For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions. New York: W. W. Norton. 2007. 533pp.

George Gibbs (editor). Memoirs of the Administrations of Washington and John Adams: Edited from the Papers of Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury. New York: William Van Norden. 1846. 574pp. + 556pp.

Dudley Wright Knox. The Naval Genius of George Washington. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1932. 138pp.

Edward Lengel. General George Washington: America's First Commander In Chief. Westminster, MD: Random House Inc.. 2005. 450pp.

Edward G. Lengel. General George Washington: A Military Life. Random House. 2005. 450pp.

Edward G. Lengel. Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory. Harper Collins. 2011. 272pp.

Forrest McDonald. The Presidency of George Washington. University Press of Kansas. 1974. 210pp.

Willard Sterne Randall. George Washington: A Life. New York: Henry Holt. 1997. 548pp.

John Tebbel. George Washington's America. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1954. 478pp.

Henry Wiencek. An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. Gordonsville, VA: Farrar Straus & Giroux. 2003. 404pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Congressional Biography [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1176)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1534)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.1097)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.804)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1097)

  12. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (pp.434-37)

  13. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.785)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.773)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.506)

  16. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.715)

  17. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (pp.1149-54)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.188)

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