Published eight years after George Washington's death, David Ramsay's Life of George Washington achieved great popularity. A contemporary of Washington, historian Ramsay writes with the knowledge and insights one acquires only by being on the scene.
Ramsay was an active player in the momentous events of America's unfolding drama. He was twice elected a delegate to the Continental Congress, and served as its chairman in a specially-appointed post. Ramsay's Life of George Washington — like his widely-acclaimed History of the America Revolution — is part of the Keigwin and Mathews Collection. In 13 chapters it covers Washington's life from his early years to his death in 1799.
This edition is specially formatted with illustrations of several Founding Fathers and important figures of the Revolution.