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Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine's famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Times bestseller Glenn Beck's Common Sense. Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this fresh, new interpretation of The Federalist Papers, the 18th-century collection of political essays that defined and shaped our Constitution and laid bare the original argument between states rights and big federal government a debate as relevant and urgent today as it was at the birth of our nation. Adapting a selection of these essential essays pseudonymously authored by the now well-documented triumvirate of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay for a contemporary audience, Glenn Beck has had them reworked into modern English so as to be thoroughly accessible to anyone seeking a better understanding of the Founding Fathers intent and meaning when laying the groundwork of our government. Beck provides his own illuminating commentary and annotations and, for a number of the essays, has brought together the viewpoints of both liberal and conservative historians and scholars, making this a fair and insightful perspective on the historical works that remain the primary source for interpreting Constitutional law and the rights of American citizens.
Table of Contents
|About the Writing of This Book||p. ix|
|Author's Note||p. xi|
|Introduction: Had I Not Been Witness||p. 1|
|Victory or Death||p. 11|
|The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph||p. 21|
|When None Expected Much, He Did the Unexpected||p. 35|
|A Valley Forged of Despair||p. 49|
|A Good General, a Great Author||p. 67|
|Whom Can We Trust Now?||p. 81|
|A Tale of Two Founders||p. 103|
|The War Turns at Yorktown||p. 115|
|Yorktown Falls||p. 131|
|The World Turned Upside Down||p. 143|
|Gray in Your Service||p. 155|
|A Moment of Crisis, a Lifetime of Preparation||p. 173|
|To Please All Is Impossible||p. 183|
|Little Short of a Miracle||p. 199|
|A Final Farewell||p. 213|
|A Humble Agent of Heaven||p. 237|
|Conclusion: True Greatness Dwells in the Soul||p. 249|
|Cast of Characters||p. 255|
|George Washington, in His Own Words||p. 277|
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