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The Life Of George Washington   By: (1755-1835)

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In "The Life of George Washington" by John Marshall, readers are provided with a comprehensive and meticulously researched account of the influential figure's journey from his humble beginnings to becoming the first President of the United States. Marshall's biography not only sheds light on Washington's public achievements but also delves into his personal experiences, revealing the man behind the legend.

Marshall's writing style is engaging and accessible, making this historical work suitable for both scholars and general readers alike. From the very beginning, Marshall captivates readers with his vivid descriptions, transporting them to the time and places in which Washington lived. The author's attention to detail is commendable; every aspect of Washington's life and career is thoroughly explored, offering readers a comprehensive understanding of the man who played a pivotal role in shaping the nation.

One of the book's strengths lies in its careful portrayal of Washington's character. Marshall humanizes the iconic figure, emphasizing his virtues, flaws, and the complexities of his personality. By examining his upbringing, military career, and political ventures, the biography paints a holistic picture of Washington, showcasing his perseverance, strategic thinking, and unwavering commitment to the ideals of liberty and justice.

Marshall's extensive use of primary sources adds depth and credibility to the narrative. The author incorporates letters, diaries, and firsthand accounts, allowing readers to gain insight into Washington's thoughts, emotions, and decision-making processes. Furthermore, Marshall provides helpful historical context without overwhelming the reader, ensuring that the work remains accessible to those with limited prior knowledge of the period.

While Marshall's writing is admirably detailed, at times it can become overly verbose, delving into seemingly minute details that may not be of interest to all readers. Additionally, some may find the narrative to be somewhat biased and idealized, as Marshall was a staunch admirer of Washington. However, these minor criticisms do not detract from the overall impact of the biography.

"The Life of George Washington" by John Marshall is a remarkable achievement in the realm of biographical literature. Through meticulous research and skillful storytelling, Marshall brings George Washington to life, providing readers with a profound understanding of the man who shaped the destiny of a nation. This insightful and engaging biography is a must-read for anyone seeking to explore the life and legacy of one of America's most revered founding fathers.

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By John Marshall (1755 1835)


Edited by David Widger


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Commission of Cabot.... His voyage to America.... Views of discovery relinquished by Henry VII.... Resumed by Elizabeth.... Letters patent to Sir Humphry Gilbert.... His voyages and death.... Patent to Sir Walter Raleigh.... Voyage of Sir Richard Grenville.... Colonists carried back to England by Drake.... Grenville arrives with other colonists.... They are left on Roanoke Island.... Are destroyed by the Indians.... Arrival of John White.... He returns to England for succour.... Raleigh assigns his patent.... Patent to Sir Thomas Gates and others.... Code of laws for the proposed colony drawn up by the King.


Voyage of Newport.... Settlement at Jamestown.... Distress of colonists.... Smith.... He is captured by the Indians.... Condemned to death, saved by Pocahontas.... Returns to Jamestown.... Newport arrives with fresh settlers.... Smith explores the Chesapeake.... Is chosen president.... New charter.... Third voyage of Newport.... Smith sails for Europe.... Condition of the colony... Continue reading book >>

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