Being George Washington
The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him
On Sale: November 22, 2011
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IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN.
is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore
no cape and possessed no special powersâ€”yet changed the
world forever. Itâ€™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.
Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You wonâ€™t
simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley
Forgeâ€”youâ€™ll live it right alongside Washington. Youâ€™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
Through these stories youâ€™ll not only learn our
real history (and how it applies to today), youâ€™ll also see
how the media and others have distorted our view of it. Itâ€™s
ironic that the best-known fact about George Washingtonâ€”that
he chopped down a cherry treeâ€”is a complete lie. Itâ€™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, Washingtonâ€™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.
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. Thatâ€™s why this book is not just about
being George Washington in 1776, itâ€™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.
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