Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Genre: History, biography
Subject: A certain George Washington, that little known Founding Father.
Reader's Notes: I was surprised to discover this actually is just as good as the hype made it out to be. (Totally didn't expect that to be the case.) One of the things I really like about it is that Ellis' focus is on Washington's personality, and how it influenced how he reacted to events; he does a wonderful job of making Washington come across as a human being, without marginalizing how impressive the dude really was.
Because I'm on a history kick, and it made me giggle a little when I saw it on the shelves, I shall soon have a report on Mount Vernon Love Story, though I think I may have to skip through any sex scenes, (though, um, thus far it's not really shaping up to have any) because it just feels like stumbling in on your parents naked, somehow.