Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him

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Simon and Schuster, 2011-11-22 - 304 psl.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host offers a 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.

His 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. Spies and double-agents. And while we celebrate his great heroism and character, we discover he was also a flawed man. It’s those flaws that should give us hope for today. Understanding the very human 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 who can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.
 

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Vartotojo apžvalga  - Annfrailey - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book over all, though I would have liked to have known more about his early life. I felt it tried to tell me how I should feel about the man rather than let his life speak for itself. Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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Vartotojo apžvalga  - VhartPowers - www.librarything.com

The disjointed time chronology drove me a little nuts, but the book is worth reading for the historical information on George Washington. Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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Had I Not Been Witness
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Victory or Death
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The Harder the Conflict the More Glorious the Triumph
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When None Expected Much He Did the Unexpected
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A Valley Forged of Despair
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A Good General a Great Author
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Whom Can We Trust Now?
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A Tale of Two Founders
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The World Turned Upside Down
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Gray in Your Service
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A Moment of Crisis a Lifetime of Preparation
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To Please All Is Impossible
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Little Short of a Miracle
199
A Final Farewell
213
A Humble Agent of Heaven
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Timeline
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The War Turns at Yorktown
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Yorktown Falls
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Apie autorių (2011)

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, has written thirteen #1 bestselling books and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include Conform, Miracles and Massacres, Control, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze television network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.

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