What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports

What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports

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by George Allen
     
 

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Politics and sports: they’re two of America’s greatest passions. And George Allen—former U.S. Senator, former Virginia Governor, and son of the great NFL coach George Allen, Sr.—brings these two worlds together in his new book, The Triumph of Character: What Washington Can Learn From the Principles of Sports. Having spent his life with oneSee more details below

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Politics and sports: they’re two of America’s greatest passions. And George Allen—former U.S. Senator, former Virginia Governor, and son of the great NFL coach George Allen, Sr.—brings these two worlds together in his new book, The Triumph of Character: What Washington Can Learn From the Principles of Sports. Having spent his life with one foot in the sports arena and the other in the political arena, Allen brings his unique perspective and experiences to The Triumph of Character. Through personal stories, anecdotes, and interviews, Allen draws both parallels and contrasts between two of our nation’s favorite passions. From national security, to wasteful government spending, to judicial activism, Allen proves that our government need look no further than the football field, baseball diamond, or basketball court to solve today’s pressing problems. Timed to launch just before Father’s Day, The Triumph of Character shows what Washington can learn from the greatest moments—and failures—in sports, as well as from the spirit and principles of fair play, hard work, and keeping score.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596986350
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

George F. Allen played football (he was named All-ACC Academic Team quarterback in 1972) and rugby for the University of Virginia, from which he graduated with a B.A. in history and a law degree. He has served as a United States Senator and Congressman, Governor of Virginia, and Delegate in the Virginia General Assembly (elected to the seat once held by Thomas Jefferson). Currently, he is president of George Allen Strategies, LLC, serves on the boards of several technology companies, is the Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar for the Young America’s Foundation, and serves as chairman of the American Energy Freedom Center. He and his wife, Susan, reside near Mt. Vernon in Fairfax County and have three children: Tyler, Forrest, and Brooke. He is the son of Hall of Fame football coach George Allen and brother of Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen.

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