When various polls are taken asking about who was the greatest President of the United States, they should all start after George Washington. He was the fellow who invented the Presidency as we know it today. Nearly everything we have regarding the Executive branch of government had some form of origination with George Washington.
Ron Chernow does an outstanding job of guiding the reader through the documented life of America’s truly greatest President. George Washington had enormous gifts of political sensitivity, honor, and determination which prompted him to lead the American people into independence and national preeminence. Washington was the rock star of his era rising beyond politics to connect directly with the people.