Being George Washington (CD-Audio)
IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN.
This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powersyet changed the world forever. Its a story about a man whose life reads as if it were...
This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powersyet changed the world forever. Its a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.
Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You wont simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forgeyoull live it right alongside Washington. Youll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born.
Through these stories youll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), youll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. Its ironic that the best-known fact about George Washingtonthat he chopped down a cherry treeis a complete lie. Its even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one.
For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washingtons single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed.
Its those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. Thats why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, its about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary cha...
|Genre||POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism|
|Publisher Date||2011-11-22 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Unit weight||0.4 lb|
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