George Washington

Read by Bill Boerst

(4.6 stars; 394 reviews)

In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military career, first as a colonel in the Virginia militia and then as a member of General Braddock'a staff during the French and Indian War. He later commanded the Virginia forces before joining the First Continental Congress. Much of the book is devoted to his campaigns during the American Revolution. At the end, we see him as President for two terms. (Summary by Bill Boerst) (2 hr 2 min)


1 -- Chapter 1 19:50 Read by Bill Boerst
2 -- Chapter 2 13:04 Read by Bill Boerst
3 -- Chapter 3 13:25 Read by Bill Boerst
4 -- Chapter 4 16:58 Read by Bill Boerst
5 -- Chapter 5 14:07 Read by Bill Boerst
6 -- Chapter 6 14:48 Read by Bill Boerst
7 -- Chapter 7 12:59 Read by Bill Boerst
8 -- Chapter 8 17:42 Read by Bill Boerst


Excellent Book

(5 stars)

This book gives a great overview of the life of General George Washington. Excellent narration.

(5 stars)

Take time to listen to this book! Great information. I can only think what Pres Washington would think of his beloved country now. USA. Very good reader

Washington's life and career

(5 stars)

Short but very well done. The high points of his life. A must read. Excellent narrative.

(4.5 stars)

Every young person should read or listen to this book. True heroes should be honored and studied.

A Well written masterpiece of history

(5 stars)

What a pleasure to learn new facts about "George Washington," one of the most important figures in American history. Despite being recognized as the leader who liberated the colonies from British rule and played a crucial role in the formation of the United States, Washington remains distant and unfamiliar to many Americans. This book aims to rectify this by offering a brilliantly vivid and sharply etched portrait of Washington. The author explores various aspects of Washington's life, starting with his early years as a young warrior. His military career, providing insights into his strategic decision-making and leadership abilities, which enabled him to defy the odds and successfully navigate the war against the British Empire. Overall, this book about "George Washington" offers readers a comprehensive understanding of this remarkable historical figure, presenting a portrait of a leader who played a pivotal role in shaping the United States.

Entertaining for kids (and adults!)

(5 stars)

This is a simple recount of the life of President Washington. It is not meant to be a definitive biography but a simple synopsis of his life. I enjoyed it. The narration was very good. Makes me want to jump deeper into a more expansive biography on Washington.

Very interesting

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book, and learnt so much! I was wanting to find out about George Washington and this gave a thorough and fascinating account of his character, his challenges and his accomplishments. The reader was easy to listen to, thank you so much!

Good intro to a Great Man

(4 stars)

This is a good tribute and good over all summery of a truly Great Patriot and Man, who is our Founding father. The narration gets a little rogh at times, but it's ok. Good listen!