Edited by John Rhodehamel. ISBN 1-883011-23-X. Copyright 1997. Hardcover with 1149 pages.
John Rhodehamel selected the contents and wrote the notes in this one-volume edition which covers five decades of Washington's astonishingly active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, diaries, and other writings.
This is the only collection that includes both public and personal documents; this Library of America volume reveals Washington to have been a forceful, accomplished, and at times eloquent writer.
This book demonstrates the keen practical intelligence that distinguished his leadership in war and peace.