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Washington: A Life Summary
Ron Chernow

Everything you need to understand or teach Washington by Ron Chernow.

  • Washington: A Life Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Washington: A Life Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Washington: A Life Summary

Plot Summary

Washington: A Life is a comprehensive biography of George Washington. Ron Chernow, the author, has attempted to tell George Washington's complete and complicated life story in a remarkable single volume. Although many others have attempted to tell the story of Washington in the past, it has proved impossible to tell everything about the man in a single book. In Washington: A Life, Chernow does a beautiful job telling Washington's story with beautiful narration, close attention to detail, and a simplicity that allows him to successfully do it in one volume.

Washington was born to the second wife of a landholder in Virginia. Washington's father died when he was only eleven, depriving him of a desired education, a fact that left Washington self-conscious even as he served as the first president of the United States. Washington grew up with a single mother who was self-absorbed and needy, refusing Washington...

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