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Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him by Ron McLarty,Glenn Beck
  • Author: Ron McLarty,Glenn Beck
  • Title: Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him
  • Size PDF ver: 1163 kb
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  • ISBN: 1442347449
  • ISBN13: 978-1442347441
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  • Category: Biographies & Memoris
  • Subcat: Leaders and Notable People
  • Language: English
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Votes: 925
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (November 22, 2011)
  • Hardcover: Here
Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him
#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.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 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.

Reviews num: (7)

Not a real fan of Glenn Beck, but this book was absolutely the best. As a history buff and with a degree in history, I was interested in Beck's take on Washington. What a wonderfully revealing and insightful litany to the Father of our Country. I would highly recommend this to every American, period.
This is the first book I have read about George Washington although I have read short articles. I do believe he was a remarkable man. You can't read the book without feeling there was some divine power watching over him. What he accomplished and how he did it is remarkable. I would have given it 5 stars for the facts included. What I didn't like is Glenn Beck's going back and forth. I didn't get the chance to sit it and read it all at once. I have to admit I have done that with some books but it was Christmas time and lots to do. One minute we were in 1796 and the next minute back in 1775. I also didn't enjoy all of Beck's opinions on how the reader should feel about Washington the man. I did agree with many of his comments but felt he must think I'm pretty stupid so he has to point it out to me. What Washington accomplished showed me what kind of a man he was if Mr. Beck's writings are accurate. I think I would have liked it better if Beck wrote about his opinion of Washington at the end. Then I could chose to read it or skip it. Overall I did like it. Maybe if todays congress read it they might try to compromise a little more.
Beck does an OK job with this writing. If you are looking for rich historical detail, you will be disappointed. Too much "Beck commentary." At times he goes back in Washington's life to rehearse certain incidents and leave me wanting for more details of these events. Beck does a nice job of Washington's role in the developing of the US Constitution, again I wanted more detail. OK, if I desired a thorough historical analysis I should have chosen another book ! Beck provides some nice insights into Washington's character. Yes, I would recommend this book.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to read and I learned a few things about the Revolutionary War and Washington that I had not heard before. But what impressed me was how the episodes of his life that were covered showed how this man became a legend in his own time through perseverance, courage, education in all things relevant to his current situation whether at his plantation or on the battle field and his love for his country men. His stature in a time of dark futures made him a shining light to all but his jealous enemies of which there were a few. His patience and understanding of men was developed through many trials and sufferings. He made mistakes as we all do, but he seemed to take them more to heart and try to learn from them. He was not beyond taking great risks however. I know that teaching about Washington has been out of favor for fifty or more years by the politically correct revisionist historians. But do yourself a favor and learn the truth about this great man.
This is one of those books that everyone should read. I was amazed to learn about the sacrifices the men made at Valley Forge. It really makes you think about what a miracle this nation's birth was. I listened to the audio and liked this book so much I bought a copy for my mother.
Gave me a different perspective of the character of Washington. Confirmed to me how important it is to NOT think too highly of ourselves and to know we need to rely on our Creator. The descriptions of the hardships our soldiers had to endure, especially during the winters, is impossible for me to fathom. It is sad that we, as a society, would never be able to tough anything out for the better of our country at large. The way Glenn Beck blends observations, in hindsight, into the story gives the book an almost "movie-like" quality to the story. Truly enjoyable and exciting.
I read this when it 1st came out a few year's ago. Bought it at Costco. I enjoyed Beck's writing, including his documented research. I bought this hardcover version from Amazon to give to my son-in-law as a Christmas gift. He was the one who 1st introduced me to Glenn Beck's radio program. He had not read it yet. He liked the gift. What more to say?
Bought the book mostly because of the author, but I have kept the book because of the amazing amount of information about George Washington. What a man he was. I also have the book on CD and listen to it when taking long trips.

It is easy to read or listen to and I believe it would help all of us to remember where our country started, and the men who started her out on this road. What an amazing price they paid, both in money and in time, to get her going.

Maybe if we remember, we can steer back to the Constitution.

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