By John P. Kaminski
George Washington: ‘The Man of the Age’ provides a concise but vibrant exploration of America’s first president and Revolutionary War hero. Told in a lively manner through expert historic detail, this chapbook is part of the America’s Founders Biographical Series, which also features Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Lafayette, and Abigail Adams.
The elegant prose of America’s Revolutionary generation is found in the America’s Founders Biographical Series by US Constitution historian John P. Kaminski, who adds dimension to the historic dramas of revolution and nation-making. Unlike traditional biographies, the chapbooks in this series emphasize the character, mannerisms, and physical appearance of the subjects as they were known to their contemporaries. In a unique way, the illuminating vignettes and "behind-the-curtain” glimpses of both well-known and obscure events provide a new perspective on the Founding generation.