Apostle of Liberty: The World-Changing Leadership of George Washington

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Apostle of Liberty: The World-Changing Leadership of George Washington' is a biography of the great man, but in truth it is more than a mere biography. It also looks at his unique personal qualities as a leader and how these qualities marked him as a leader among leaders. In doing so, it reveals a man whose greatness did not stem from oratorical skills, superior knowledge, or brilliant military tactics, but from virtue. He understood his duty and his proper role in the fledgling nation, and he pursued it with an ...

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Overview

Apostle of Liberty: The World-Changing Leadership of George Washington' is a biography of the great man, but in truth it is more than a mere biography. It also looks at his unique personal qualities as a leader and how these qualities marked him as a leader among leaders. In doing so, it reveals a man whose greatness did not stem from oratorical skills, superior knowledge, or brilliant military tactics, but from virtue. He understood his duty and his proper role in the fledgling nation, and he pursued it with an invincible resolution. Largely, this was due to his belief that God in his providence had chosen him to lead the new nation that was founded on liberty-civil, religious, and economic-and that the experiment that began under his leadership as president of the Constitutional Convention and was successful under his leadership in battle would prosper under his leadership and change the world if given the opportunity to succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581825848
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Leaders in Action Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,454,557
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     11
Introduction     17
Acknowledgments     23
Chronology of the Life of George Washington     25
The Life of George Washington
Ancestry and Birth     33
Upbringing and Education     36
Physical Skills and Moral Development     41
The Surveyor     46
The French and Indian War     51
The Jumonville Affair     56
Providential Protection at the Battle of Monongahela     60
Marriage and Life as a Virginia Planter     66
Political Affairs     70
General of the Continental Army     74
Discovery of Benedict Arnold's Treason     93
Surrender at Yorktown     97
Peace and the Fruits of Victory     101
Private Life at Mount Vernon     106
The Constitutional Convention     111
The First President     118
Final Retirement and Death     127
The Character of George Washington
Christian Faith     135
Masonic Activity     154
Washington and Slavery     161
Christian Character and Morality     165
The Providence of God     174
Self-Government     184
Obedience     188
Biblical Worldview     191
Courage     199
Duty and Service     203
Sacrifice in Service     209
Devotion and Loyalty to Family and Friends     213
Physical Character and Presence     221
Industry and Diligence     226
Compassion and Empathy     231
Humility and Modesty     234
Honesty     240
Charity and Philanthropy     245
Wisdom and Sound Judgment     250
Humor and Enjoyment of Life     255
Love     260
The Legacy of George Washington
"An Instrument in the Hands of Providence"     265
A Human Example to Imitate     271
The Lessons of Leadership     275
Notes     279
Bibliography     309
Index     317
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