The Real George Washington (American Classic Series) [NOOK Book]

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This is the best-selling classic regularly featured by Glenn Beck to Fox TV viewers!

The Real George Washington: The True Story of America s Most Indispensable Man. There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the founding of America. His was the dominant personality in three of the most...
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The Real George Washington (American Classic Series)

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Overview

This is the best-selling classic regularly featured by Glenn Beck to Fox TV viewers!

The Real George Washington: The True Story of America s Most Indispensable Man. There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the founding of America. His was the dominant personality in three of the most critical events in that founding: the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, and the first national administration. Had he not served as America's leader in those three events, all would likely have failed -- and America, as we know it today, would not exist.

Why, after two centuries, does George Washington remain one of the most beloved figures in our history? The Real George Washington answers that question by giving us a close look at this man who became the father of our country and the first American President. But rather than focus on the interpretations of historians, much of his exciting story is told in his own words. The second part of this 928-page book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Washington's writings, conveniently arranged by subject.

Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers.

The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012306807
  • Publisher: National Center for Constitutional Studies
  • Publication date: 12/1/1991
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 191,342
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

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    A Must read for anyone under 80

    I am learning in this book ALL the history which I DID NOT receive in my scholastic (College Grad) education. My Father, on the other hand, is 84 years old, and in discussing the contents with HIM, why, he not only was taught EVERYTHING I have learned in this book, he remembers it all, and is constantly adding more information to what I have read.
    I am well educated, but am amazed at the disinformation I received from grade school thru college about the founding of our United States, and it's government. MY education began in 1956. What I hear from the young people who are in there 20's and 30's today, indicate that their education in history is VERY SADLY LACKING and I recommend this very interesting and esay-reading book to them all! Get with it, America, and
    learn what principles our nation was founded upon.

    22 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

    Fantastic overview of General George Washington and the Revolutionary War!!

    Once you begin to read this historical account of George Washington and the Revolutionary War you will have a hard time putting the book down. The book is packed with just enough information to lead the reader in the right direction for further indepth studies. I've learned a great deal of knowledge from this book, from childhood, to the last battle at Yorktown. This is a great book for someone who's just starting out their study of the man and the war.

    The book reads quickly, allowing the pages to fly by - never getting dull or losing the readers interest. After the history lessons and the path of George Washington is discussed, the writer gives the accounts of George Washingtons peers and then list Washington's own writings on all types of issues. You will love this book if you love America and the idea of Freedom. I highly recommend this book - no matter where you are in your study of America!!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    What a man

    I have read 1776 and other founding father books, but found this book to give an excellent overall education about George Washington. I learned about his character, his personal thoughts, his harrowing experience during the Revolutionary War. It is filled with quotes and letters which keep it extremely factual. There are a lot of his letters at the end of the book which I haven't quite made it through yet. I felt like I really understood George Washington and developed even a higher esteem for him than I already had.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    What a man!

    Being a student during the 1960's I was very lacking in the history of our founders. Well, all right, it was non existent. George Washing was a moral, Godly man who put his countries interests before his own time and time again. When you read this book it becomes crystal clear how far our current administration has distorted the original concepts of the constitution. Oh how we need to reread our learn for the first time the basis on which this great country was founded. This is a monster of a book, but so worth the knowledge you will glean.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Remember G.W.

    How long has it been since you heard about the ways one man was used to form this great country. Where are the men and women with his values today? A must read for inspiration and hope of how we can live and why the U.S.A. is great.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

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    An Indispensable Book of an Indispensable Man

    I am compelled to write a review of this book despite only having completed the first one-third of the volume. While it is a book fit for academia, it reads like a novel; a historical reference book composed to be as captivating as any cloak-and-dagger fiction.

    The writing, recounting George Washington's life and the Revolutionary War, captivates with an equality only matching the saga itself. The author's goal of retelling history with the assistance of President Washington's own words, is masterfully executed. The amount of quotations per page is proportional to the number footnotes. Illustrations and maps from the time help complete the understanding of events.

    Nearly 200 pages, at the conclusion of his story, make up "Timeless Treasures of George Washington". The 'Timeless Treasures' are excerpts of writings from Washington. For convenience, the entries are broken into subjects and alphabetically ordered for easy reference.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

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    Informational and Direct

    This overview of George Washington's life was very informational and came right from the man himself. The style of the book is told through letters to and from George Washington. There is no biased about the man in this book. Everything is only facts and information. Very simple to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Very Informative. Should be required reading in our schools

    Why, after two centuries, does George Washington remain one of the most beloved figures in our history? The Real George Washington answers that question by giving us a close look at this man who became the “father of our country” and the first American President. But rather than focus on the interpretations of historians, the book tells much of his exciting story in his own words.
    We learn that he lost his father at age 11 and nearly joined the British navy at 15. During his first command in the French and English wars he was ambushed and nearly killed as bullets whizzed by producing the "most amazing sound." He fought hard to keep his troops together during long winter at Valley Forge. He helped win ratification of the Constitution. Placed his personal desire of retirement aside to serve as the first President, and, while serving, set a valuable precedent of constitutional governance and held true till FDR which ushered in the 22nd Amendment.
    In Part II of the book brings together his life and his thoughts by his own writings by subject matter. Readers truly get to know the man by his own words.
    Very well written - a page turner. Excellent book for grade school and high school students to use for book reports as well as an excellent source material for a research paper.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

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    NEVER TOO OLD FOR HISTORY

    This book was so well written. I couldn't put it down after I got it, always something new popping up like a mystery story, only this was a real life mystery. The differing opinions of this wonderful man outlined a person of great courage and discipline and love for HIS country. Many other reputable men of his time commented on his qualities and commitment to a strong, Christian character. I wish I had met him, maybe I will as you never know what's on the other side? I think teenagers should read this book, do a book report on a topic that is very rarely touched upon in our schools. I know, I never really got to know him either in my school and I am now a Senior citizen who believes "its never too late to learn something new"....

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON... A REAL THREE DIMENSIONAL MAN AND HERO FOR US TODAY

    THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON... A REAL THREE DIMENSIONAL MAN AND HERO FOR US TODAY

    this is the life of a real man... he may be from a different time from a long time ago in a far far land but in an era with only it only seems to have sports heroes, it is time for the life of a real hero

    we have been fed chopping down cherry tree tales in our youth to revisionist histories. THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON... so how about real events from his early teen years working in the frontier wilderness as a surveyor to iconic events in pre-revolutionary battles in the french and indian wars.

    THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON is largely his own words... so get a dose of real history, a three dimensional man and real hero that is relevant in today's world.

    let mw know what you think...

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