Professor Peter Henriques, Emeritus



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Professor Peter Henriques, Emeritus

Phone: 703-278-8357 (Home)

E-mail: prhmeh@aol.com
Recommended Books on George Washington
1. Paul Longmore, The Invention of George Washington

2. Noemie Emery, Washington: A Biography

3. James Flexner, George Washington: Indispensable Man

4. Richard Norton Smith, Patriarch

5. Richard Brookhiser, Founding Father

6. Marcus Cunliffe, George Washington: Man and Monument

7. Robert Jones, George Washington (2002 edition)

8. Don Higginbotham, George Washington: Uniting a Nation

9. Jack Warren, The Presidency of George Washington

10. Peter Henriques, George Washington (a brief biography for the National Park Service. $10.00 per copy including shipping.)


NOTE: Most books can be purchased at Amazon.com
A Few Important George Washington Website
http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/henriques/hist615/index.htm

This is my primitive website on GW and has links to most of the websites listed below plus other material on George Washington.


www.virginia.edu/gwpapers

Website for George Washington papers at UVA. Excellent.


http://etext.virginia.edu/washington/

The Fitzpatrick edition of the George Washington Papers, all word searchable. A wonderful aid for getting letters on line.


http://georgewashington.si.edu/

A great interactive site for students of all grades focusing on Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne portrait of GW.


http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/washpap.htm

The Avalon Project which contains GW’s inaugural address and many speeches.


http://www.mountvernon.org/

The website for Mount Vernon.




Additional Books and Websites, 2004
Joe Ellis, His Excellency, October 2004

This will be a very important book by a Pulitzer winning author and is probably the best book to read on GW if you are only going to read on.


Henry Wiencek, Imperfect God

A rather controversial book on George Washington and slavery.


David Hackett Fischer, Washington’s Crossing

A discussion of the Battle of Trenton


Joel Achenbach, The Grand Idea: George Washington and the Potomac as Pathway to the West.

Don Higginbotham, George Washington Reconsidered

Contains many good essays, some quite a few years old
Peter Henriques, Realistic Visionary: Essays on Life and Character of George Washington

Forthcoming in 2005/6



New Website
Rediscovering George Washington

http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/

This site has many lesson plans for grades 9-12. A 90 minute film, edited by Richard Brookhiser, can be effectively used with the site.


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