George Washington: A New History

Friday, October 08, 2010

Author Ron Chernow (The Takeaway)

Ron Chernow has written about big names in American history, including Rockefeller, JP Morgan, Alexander Hamilton. His latest book examines one of the biggest names in American history: George Washington. The book is called "Washington: A Life," and in it, Chernow illustrates a man of conscience, humility and duty.

A major theme in the book is Washington's transition from his role as a sycophant to the British military, to a rebel and American patriot.

Comments [1]

amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

I think the towering figure that Washington has become within American mythology lends itself to Tea Party's sentiment of today; the values of personal strength and prosperity against the colonial power (i.e., ruling government).

I think the emphasis on personal prosperity above and beyond community is key to this libertarian-streaked Tea Party movement.

This, of course, is just one of many formulations within the USA.

Oct. 08 2010 10:00 AM

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