Professor Peter Henriques, Emeritus

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Professor Peter Henriques, Emeritus

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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.)

NOTE: Most books can be purchased at
A Few Important George Washington Website

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.

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

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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