Being George Washington

Being George Washington

The Indispensable Man, as You've Never Seen Him

Book - 2011
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck puts his unique spin on the life and legacy of Founding Father George Washington.


This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers--yet changed the world forever. It's 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 won't simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge--you'll live it right alongside Washington. You'll 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 you'll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you'll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It's ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington--that he chopped down a cherry tree--is a complete lie. It's 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, Washington's 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.

It's 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. That's why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it's 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 challenges that America is once again facing.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, c2011.
ISBN: 9781451659269
Characteristics: xv, 287 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Balfe, Kevin


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Feb 27, 2019

Why is Glenn Beck on the cover of a book about George Washington?

Jul 24, 2014

“Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America”
by Dana Milbank
Doubleday First Edition 2010 ISBN-10: 0385533888, ISBN-13: 978-0385533881

Mar 26, 2012

A fine book. The revolution of Americans not just ideas. We need more of that wisdom and sacrifice today. When do our leaders sacrifice anything but our rights? Well written.

Jan 03, 2012

Very good book. A mix of historical fictionalization and beck's philosophizing.

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