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His Excellency: George Washington” is Joseph J. Ellis’s bestselling biography of our first President, published nearly a decade ago.  Ellis is a well-known author and history professor focusing on the revolutionary era. He is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation” and has written about Presidents Adams and Jefferson as well.

Among the nine biographies of George Washington currently in my library (counting each of Flexner’s volumes individually), Ellis’ biography on Washington has been much more widely reviewed, and presumably read, than any of the others.  Whether or not coincidental…

– Click here for the full review at BestPresidentialBios.com –