Menu
Share
Share this story
Close X
 
Switch to Desktop Site

Reader recommendation: Mr. President

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

View video

View photo

Harlow Giles Unger's Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office tells how Washington established the executive branch of the United States government. I also loved Unger's "Lafayette," his biography of the marquis de Lafayette years ago. Unger tells how Martha and George took care of George-Washington Lafayette, Lafayette's son and Washington's godson, in New York and Mount Vernon during the French Revolution.


Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.