NY: Knopf, 2004. 1st Edition. Hardcover_boards. 6.25"x9.5" 320 indexed pages. Black boards w/gold foil letters to spine. Jacket painting by Gilbert Stuart. Jacket design by Gabriele Wilson. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean w/slight tone. Not x-library, unclipped, & unmarked. Minor shelf wear to DJ. Collectible - Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #13699
The author of seven highly acclaimed books, Joseph J. Ellis has crafted a landmark biography that brings to life in all his complexity the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention to detail and his lyrical prose, Ellis has set a new standard for biography. Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, Joseph Ellis paints a full portrait of George Washington’s life and career–from his military years through his two terms as president. Ellis illuminates the difficulties the first executive confronted as he worked to keep the emerging country united in the face of adversarial factions. He richly details Washington’s private life and illustrates the ways in which it i... Source: Publisher A Book-of-the-Mont Club Main Selection.