Q&A with Ron Chernow, Part 2

Ron Chernow talked about his biography, Washington: A Life, published in October 2010 by Penguin Press. He talked about some of the… read more

Ron Chernow talked about his biography, Washington: A Life, published in October 2010 by Penguin Press. He talked about some of the relationships George Washington had, including Thomas Paine, Benedict Arnold, and John Hancock. Other issues included: the role Washington played in molding the office of the presidency; his nominations to the Supreme Court; and his attitude toward slavery.

This is the second of two parts of the interview.

The book is billed as “the first large-scale, single volume, cradle-to-grave narrative of George Washington.” Ron Chernow spent six years writing this book which is just over 900 pages long. The book is dedicated to his wife, Valerie, who died in 2006. Mr. Chernow is the author of five other books including biographies of Alexander Hamilton and John D. Rockefeller. In 1990, he won the National Book Award for his first book, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 9, 2010
Last Aired:
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  • Oct 09, 2010 | 7:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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