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Being George Washington: The Indispensable…

Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, as You've Never Seen… (2011)

by Glenn Beck

Other authors: Kevin Balfe

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Should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ( )
  jessicajames | Feb 19, 2016 |
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. ( )
  Annfrailey | Dec 24, 2014 |
So good I'm making my high school aged kids read it! Very little is taught in school these days about our great founding father, George Washington, and increasingly less about his character. Glenn Beck rivets the readers attention in his book as he highlights the nobility and righteousness of George Washington's character through choice selections of events and periods of his life in such a way that both teaching points and much historical knowledge relative to our nations birth sink deep into the heart and mind. A quick, easy and thoroughly enjoyable read. Thank you, Mr. Beck. Two thumbs up! ( )
  akhardys | Sep 21, 2013 |
Being George Washington by Glenn Beck is an account of George Washington’s life. It doesn’t focus that much on the events of his life but more on the character traits he possessed and lived by all his life. Glenn Beck focuses on Washington’s honor, trust, integrity, decisiveness, wisdom, and self-sacrifice. Beck then uses these traits to compare them to the common American citizen today. Beck wants everyone to “be a George Washington” because of the character traits he displayed to the people around him. He also had a great love for the United States and sacrificed almost his entire life to serve it. Beck admires George Washington and challenges every American to be like George Washington.
The cover design is great because Glenn Beck is on the front of it. By putting himself on the front, he is telling all of his readers that he is trying to be more like George Washington every day. I think it holds Beck accountable to the values that he writes about in the book.
Every American should read this book. Not only is it a great historical account about the Revolutionary War, but it also talks about the character and values that got the great country of the United States started. If every American possessed these values, the United States would be prospering. ( )
  lchs.mrso | May 22, 2012 |
I understand Mr. Beck wished to write a textbook the way he thinks they should be written. If they were done in this fashion, I may have read more in school... and possibly remembered more!

Think of a textbook, real events as well as trails-and-tribulations, presented with the flair of a historical fiction novel. It is easy to discern from the author's idea of how daily events transpired from the actual facts behind General Washington's actions. Replete with boxes to provide readers with Glenn Beck's admonishments and juxtapositions with today, Being George Washington provides a riveting, selective biographical look at the Indispensable Man. This book is also meant to be a blueprint for modern Americans how to be as great as George Washington. ( )
  HistReader | Feb 27, 2012 |
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Combining biography and Washington's own writings with his own trademark insights, comments, and sidebars, Beck explores our nation's first president and describes how Washington's beliefs and values--beliefs and values which united a country in an age even more fractious than our own--are especially important to remember today.… (more)

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