December 14, 1999, marked the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington. This lavishly illustrated volume commemorates the life and legacy of America's Founding Father by bringing noteworthy scholars and authors together for a timely and topical consideration of Washington's enduring importance.
What They're Saying...
"In an age in which we are all encouraged to act like adolescents, it's understandable that Washington's popularity has waned. But in offering a corrective, this work...is much more than a dose of moral castor oil."
— National Review
"[R]eaders who have forgotten [Washington's] contributions to the revolution, the founding of the new nation, the creation of the presidency and the formation of the American character are urged to investigate this anthology."
— Dallas Morning News
"[A] masterful composite portrait of the leader James Thomas Flexner described as 'the indispensable man.'"
— Human Events
"The book's 12 essays touch on most facets of Washington's life—his management of Mount Vernon, his military strategies and tactics, his forging of the presidency, and his trustworthy character. One of the strongest essays is by Richard Brookhiser, author of one of the best recent biographies of Washington (Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington, LJ 2/1/96). His prose is so buoyant it nearly leaps from the page."
— Library Journal
"Intercollegiate Studies Institute is to be commended on the publication of this timely and important volume."