Being George Washington The Indispensable Man, As You've Never Seen Him

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  • Copyright: 2011-11-22
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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.

Author Biography

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio show host, is the author of Broke, The 7, and seven #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Original Argument, An Inconvenient Book, The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book, and The Overton Window. Visit GlennBeck.com.

Table of Contents

About the Writing of This Bookp. ix
Author's Notep. xi
Introduction: Had I Not Been Witnessp. 1
Victory or Deathp. 11
The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumphp. 21
When None Expected Much, He Did the Unexpectedp. 35
A Valley Forged of Despairp. 49
A Good General, a Great Authorp. 67
Whom Can We Trust Now?p. 81
A Tale of Two Foundersp. 103
The War Turns at Yorktownp. 115
Yorktown Fallsp. 131
The World Turned Upside Downp. 143
Gray in Your Servicep. 155
A Moment of Crisis, a Lifetime of Preparationp. 173
To Please All Is Impossiblep. 183
Little Short of a Miraclep. 199
A Final Farewellp. 213
A Humble Agent of Heavenp. 237
Conclusion: True Greatness Dwells in the Soulp. 249
Glossaryp. 253
Cast of Charactersp. 255
Timelinep. 265
George Washington, in His Own Wordsp. 277
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