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Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Friday, June 27, 2008


by Joseph J. Ellis

If you're looking for a biography of this American icon that is both readable and of a digestible length, His Excellency: George Washington fits the bill. Unlike John Adams, it sticks to George and doesn't give a lot superfluous details about other people when they don't pertain to the event at hand. Which means we don't learn a lot about Martha, but if a person is interested, there are plenty of books out about her. I found the author's style of writing very accessible, so I will be looking into more of Joseph J. Ellis' books when it comes time for me to read more American history.


joanna said...

Hi Lezlie! This look interesting, thanks. It's great when you can find books about history that are written in a normal-people-friendly way, if that makes sense!

Lezlie said...

Hi! It does make sense. I have a mental block with non-fiction history. They can be soooooo dry, and my mind wanders. I can't seem to absorb anything. This one kept on point, and I think I actually learned a few things! :-)


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for the recomendation! I added it to my TBR.

Lezlie said...

Teddy Rose ~ This author has other American history books that look very readable also. I'll probably read his biography of Thomas Jefferson.