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    • George Washington's Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "George Washington's Farewell Address" is a letter written by George Washington to the people of the United States of America. It was Washington's valedictory after 20 years of service to the new nation. It is a classic statement of republicanism, warning Americans of the political dangers they can and must avoid if they are to remain true to their values.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    • A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics
    • By: George Washington Plunkitt, William L. Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this audiobook, William L. Riordan, one of the "muckracker" journalists, records Plunkitt's take on politics in Plunkitt's own words - as delivered from the bootblack stand at the New York County Courthouse, Plunkitt's only office. His take on life, politics, and morality is as delightfully frank as it is astonishingly cynical. Enjoy!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An utterly charming look at politics and graft

    • By narrowback slacker on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Greatest Speeches of All Time

    • By: Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Susan B. Anthony, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Loretta Swit
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More than 40 speeches - considered among the greatest of all time - comprise this marvelous collection. All the works you'll hear are unabridged, and the most contemporary are live recordings. Included are speeches by Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Jefferson Davis, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Choices and Reality

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When America’s first President, George Washington, was13 years of age, he penned 110 rules of civility. Some believe he was simply transcribing something he had read, but no one seems to know exactly what that may have been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like etiquette. Coming from Washington, sublime!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $7.13

    • George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though many of the rules deal with matters of etiquette - such as who should rise for whom in mixed company - many concern far deeper matters that touch on personal philosophies about judgment, honor, success, and conscience. As a peek into the manners of a bygone age, this is an intriguing work. As a peek into a great mean in his formative years, this is an extraordinary one. He was an American Founding Father and the new nation's first president, but before that, George Washington (1732-1799) was an excruciatingly correct child with a passion for propriety.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A timeless treasure!

    • By Anonymous User on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Letter to Touro Synagogue

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1790, Moses Seixas of the Touro Synagogue wrote a letter to President Washington. Representing a people who had been escaping persecution for generations, he wanted confirmation that Jews would be given full freedom in the United States. Washington assured Seixas, and those of all religions. This letter provides insight into two founding principles of America: freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

    Regular price: $2.44

    • George Washington: Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Farewell Address is perhaps the most important document in American history, providing a vision for the future of America and her leaders. The background and history of it are as important as listening to the complete address itself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor audio quality, narration. Little or no editing.

    • By Nathaniel S. on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Washington's Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Washington played a role in so much of the early years of American culture. After 45 years of service in a variety of roles Washington left the office of president with cautions, wisdom, and gratitude. The original address was published in American newspapers as a means of ensuring the message would reach as many American people as possible. A very telling address from our first President. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Washington's Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After 20 years in public service, George Washington turned down a third term as president with this memorable farewell address. In it, he implores the American public to be united above all else, putting aside fervor for their political parties and state lines. He also warns against forming long-term partnerships with foreign nations. Originally this was a 32-page document that was read and distributed widely throughout America after its initial publication, and it deserves the same avid listenership today.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Greatest Americans: George Washington's Farewell Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written near the end of his second term as president, Washington's Farewell Address is more than the empty jargon of a politician – it is nothing short of the heartfelt concern of a gentle leader for his people's continuing welfare.

    Regular price: $15.37

    • Washington's Masonic Correspondence

    • By: George Washington, Julius F. Sachse - editor
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Washington's Masonic Correspondence as Found Among the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress allows for an insight of the great esteem in which the first President held Freemasonry. Since his early days, Washington had been an honored member of the fraternity, formerly established in England in 1717. This work groups the material together in chronological order, and shows the surroundings and conditions under which the correspondence was made.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Greatest Americans: George Washington

    • A Selection of His Letters
    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amidst all legend and lore surrounding America’s first president, the brilliant statesman George Washington’s character emerges in this engagingly narrated audiobook through his own words. In this key speech by the former Army general, the qualities of integrity, humility, others-focused mission, and concern for human freedoms are clearly seen – qualities that help define “greatness” and that created a lasting legacy.

    Regular price: $15.37

    • National Thanksgiving Proclamation

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The act of dedicating a time to be thankful preceded the Thanksgiving holiday. It even preceded what most think of as the “First Thanksgiving” in Plymouth. This act became an official holiday only after a committee introduced a resolution on the matter to the House and Senate in 1789. President Washington instituted the holiday, stating that it would be “devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.”

    Regular price: $2.44

    • Acceptance of Command of the Continental Army

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 1 min
    • Original Recording
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    George Washington gained a reputation for military excellence for his service in the French and Indian War. This experience, combined with his unique situation as a relative outsider, made him an obvious choice to lead the Continental Army. Washington managed to get a ragtag army into fighting form, leading them to victory against all odds. Yet he remained humble; in this acceptance speech, he said, “I am truly sensible of the high Honor done me in this Appointment.... I do not think myself equal to the Command I am honored with.”  

    Regular price: $2.44

    • Newburgh Address

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 12 mins
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    As the Revolutionary War came to an end, Congress had failed to pay many of its soldiers. In response, a group of officers from the Continental Army planned a mutiny. When they met to discuss their plans, George Washington arrived on the scene to have his say. In this emotional speech, he acknowledged their concerns but condemned their methods.   

    Regular price: $2.44

    • On Maintaining an Army

    • By: George Washington
    • Narrated by: Larry G. Jones
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Before George Washington was president, he was a great general. He understood not only how to lead men into battle, but also how to keep them fighting when things became bleak. After the brutal Battle of Long Island, Washington wrote to the president of the Continental Congress. In his letter, he described the distressing nature of the situation and how best to maintain an army when morale was low.   

    Regular price: $2.44