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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.)
This is my primitive website on GW and has links to most of the websites listed below plus other material on George Washington.
Website for George Washington papers at UVA. Excellent.
The Fitzpatrick edition of the George Washington Papers, all word searchable. A wonderful aid for getting letters on line.
A great interactive site for students of all grades focusing on Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne portrait of GW.
The Avalon Project which contains GW’s inaugural address and many speeches.
The website for Mount Vernon.
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.
A rather controversial book on George Washington and slavery.
A discussion of the Battle of Trenton
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