Source of book image: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471744964.html
On December 31, 2006 on C-SPAN2, I heard part of a presentation by Harlow Giles Unger on his new book on George Washington. I found the presentation wise, sincere, impassioned and delightful. Almost every story and fact was new to me. It appears that George Washington was an inventor, a solid businessman, and in most ways a genuinely good person. Great leaders do not have to be good people in order to be great leaders, but it is nice when they are.
Reference to the book:
Unger, Harlow Giles. The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.
Harlow Giles Unger. Source of photo: http://www.brickstoremuseum.org/UngerHeadshot.jpg