- TV Mini Series
Washington tells the story of how a fatherless young soldier full of personal ambition becomes a leader of men willing to sacrifice all for the common cause. How a once-loyal British subject rises to battle an empire in a liberty-or-death campaign to forge a new nation. And then how, at the zenith of his power, the victorious general voluntarily steps down, becoming what King George III would call "the greatest man in the world." Believing his public duty complete, he heads into retirement ready to be a farmer. But with the young country on the verge of collapse, he is once again called to lead, creating the most powerful and successful democracy in history. You may think you know George Washington, but there's more to our preeminent founding father than you've been told. Washington chips away the marble to reveal the man at the heart of our nation's story. You'll never look at George Washington, or the founding of our country, the same way again. (History Channel synopsis)
For Lovers of History, Freedom, and Independence
I am certainly glad this was not a Netflix production. While being skeptical going in, I will say the History Channel handled this documentary, which spans the life of George Washington, very well. Interspersing dramatic recreations with segments from experts on the life of Washington and several other historical experts, the three part mini-series told the story of the life of the founder of our country in an historical, non-biased, fashion. The actor, Nicholas Rowe, who played the part of Washington was outstanding. Each of the three episodes is approximately one hour and thirty minutes without commercials and, if you are a lover of history and liberty, your time will not be wasted.
- Feb 22, 2020
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