1974 Hardcover Book, Washington, James Flexner, Biography, History, Educational, Non-Fiction, Illustrated
A hardcover book entitled Washington The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner. The cover boards are brown with gold and brown stars embossed on the front and title in gold on the spine. This is a first edition, second printing.
This is a dramatic and concise single-volume distillation of James Thomas Flexner's definitive four-volume biography "George Washington," which received a Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for the fourth volume. Washington the Indispensable Man has itself become an American classic. It explores the Father of Our Country - sometimes an unpopular hero, a man of great contradictions, but always a towering historical figure, who remains, as Flexner writes in these pages, "a fallible human being made of flesh and blood and spirit - not a statue of marble and wood... a great and good man." The author unflinchingly paints a portrait of Washington: slave owner, brave leader, a man of passion, reluctant politician, and fierce general. His complex character and career are neither glorified nor vilified here; rather, Flexner sets up a brilliant counterpoint between Washington's public and private lives and gives us a challenging look at the man who has become as much a national symbol as the American flag.
James Thomas Flexner (1908 – 2003) was an American historian and biographer best known for the four-volume biography of George Washington that earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize. His one-volume abridgment, Washington: The Indispensable Man (1974) was the basis of two television miniseries broadcast in the mid-1980s starring Barry Bostwick as Washington.
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Published by Little, Brown, and Company -- 1974
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