No offence to text book writers for their hard work. I just have never learned a thing about George Washington that I actually remember from reading my assigned chapters from the book each night. Although Glenn has taken some creative license when telling the story of George Washington he is very careful to explain the facts at the end of each chapter. By making this leap from the text book format I have finally learned about one of our founding fathers in a way that I can understand and I will remember for years to come. Glenn also makes sure emphasize the attributes that made Washington great as well as some of his flaws in order to understand how we all may achieve greatness in order to help those around us. We could use a few more Washington's and this book is a good place to start.
Riveting......Inspiring.......Proud Makes you feel like you were with Washington witnessing the birth of our country.
As a student of history, it provided details about the events surrounding General/President Washington the I was not aware. But what makes Being George Washington unique, is Author Beck's take on Washington's character in dealing with circumstances.
The several accounts throughout the work of Providence sparing Washington to fulfill his life's purpose.
His voice ... it is both pleasing and engaging.
Along with other works on Washington, it further reinforced George Washington as the greatest President, and Father of the Country by his precedences on defining the Presidency. Lesser men would have been tempted to let vanity overtake service to others. For example, had he been so inclined, he could have taken advantage of his popularity to pursue kingdom instead of presidency.
Highly recommend Being George Washington especially to patriots who love and serve Our Country. It reinforces some of the reasons they do what they do.
The book is essentially a story based on fact with signifcant creative license used, I presume with the aim being to assist the reader feel the emotion associated with the various situations presented in the book. Unfortunatey I was looking for something more of a factual relation of history rather than a subjective interpreatation of the events. I was also very frustrated at the author's repeated insitance upon 'providence', or God, playing a role. I view this as a further indication that the book is a highly subjective story rather than an unbiased presentation of the evidence.
I would not recommend this book as I feel the way the historical figures are presented is overly subjective, which may distort the reader's view in a way I feel is irresponsible, unless of course the reader fully understands that this is a story and little more. So, maybe I shoud have looked into it further before I purchased the book!
Yes, would recommend, because there might be a piece of history you might have forgotten and this might jog your memory.
Understanding more fully the role Napolean Bonapart played and his relationship with George Washington was very interesting. Also, getting a deeper understanding of how George Washington was respected and admired.
I'm not sure I liked his character voice for George. Also, some of his accents were not so good, like the french accent.
Yes, understanding how much George Washington sacrificed for his love of country and how much he was away from home.
It is pretty amazing to realize just how long and arduous this war was against the British and how many men sacrificed their lives for a better way of life. At least they knew who the enemy was back then. Today, sadly, our enemies are like ghosts.
This book is irritating with all the references to god. At other times I was exasperated by his insistence on how George Washington and the americans showed the world the way of freedom. If that is so, why is there no mention anywhere of John Locke whose writings were so influential to the Declaration of Independence. Also references to the French Revolution do not seem to take any note that the French Revolution was more like a civil war as the enemy was within. The American revolution was a much cleaner affair as the enemy was a foreign power. As we know, the Americans did eventually have their own bloody civil war. This book is annoying.
Not if it is like this one.
Far too contrived. Too much acting.
Typical Glenn Beck with is occasional tongue in cheek comments. I could have done without those.
“Being George Washington” is a story that is mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the founding of the United States and our Constitution but is also a narrative of the life and inner soul of one of the greatest men to have ever lived on earth. No one can help not to revere him for what he did for this great nation, the United States, and the example he is for every leader of all nations. Glenn Beck illustrates how George Washington’s way of life can be an example of how people, regardless of their circumstances or state of being can better themselves, and live a more fruitful life.
Ron McLarty narrated the Audio Book in a way that brings all the characters to life in a way that holds one’s interest in anticipation of how the next part of the story will unfold.
Definitely George Washington
The truth about a Great Leader
Great read about a man that everyone should know about
My wife and I relocated from Florida to the Philippines in May 2012. I retired in 2004 with the DuPont Co. I like to listen to Audio books while working on the computer.
How George Washington was able to cope with all the challenges of his time and survived.
George Washington was a natural born leader.
Hearing the book keeps you alert to all the trials in his life.
When the British spy for Benidict Arnold was captured, The majority did not want him to be hung as he was a British officer, but George Washington said he was no different then any other spy. A spy is hung for his action until dead and not shot as a Military man.
I listened to THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON and BEING GEORGE WASHINGTON. Both books describe George Washington as a Leader, Blessed by God and a President we should emulate now and in the future. Many times on the battle field he should have been shot and killed, He survived 4 major illnesses. The majority of his close relatives died before the age of 50. George Washington lived to his mid 60's