[[ BOOKS ]] ✭ Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington Author Richard Brookhiser – Realestatelawcenter.us

Founding Father: Rediscovering George WashingtonIn This Thought Provoking Look At George Washington As Soldier And Statesman, Richard Brookhiser Traces The Astonishing Achievements Of Washington S Career And Illuminates How His Character And His Values Shaped The Beginnings Of American Politics.Brookhiser Recaptures The Real George Washington In This Against The Grain Biographical Study That Chronicles A Remarkable Quarter Century Career In Public Life A Record Of Achievements That Is Virtually Unmatched By Any Modern Leader Brookhiser Recounts Washington S Heroic Deeds As General And President, His Temperament And Training, And Reflects Upon His Legacy.

[[ BOOKS ]] ✭ Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington Author Richard Brookhiser – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington
  • Richard Brookhiser
  • English
  • 17 July 2018
  • 9780684831428

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  1. says:

    This is a hagiography of George Washington written by a conservative American journalist Not having read any biography of Washington since elementary school and having an occasional penchant for reading authors of the political Right, I opened it prior to essaying a substantial, scholarly study There are a few pointed remarks concerning contemporary politics, but generally author Brookhiser sticks to his subject, painting the father ...


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    Jake Wayda B 5 English My book is called Rediscovering George Washington Founding Father It obviously is about George Washington The main reason why I chose this book is because I went back to Washington D.C this summer and i also went to Mount Vernon Mount Vernon is where George Washington lived and died The house itself was very cool and so was the rest of the estate, i saw the room in which Washington died I saw where his first tomb, they moved him in 1831 to his current location on the estate I saw that tomb as well, there he lies next to his wife The book was written by Richard Brookhiser His purpose for writing this book is very simple, he wanted to give a better education about George Washington to people The way he wrote the book is buy breaking Washington s life, essentialy, into three main segments Those segments are his Career, Charater, and Founding Father In the segments there are three groups In the Career segment, the groups are called War, Constitution, and President In Character the groups are Nature, Morals, and Ideas, and in the Founding Father segment, the groups are Fathers, Patriarchs and Masters, and Father of His Country There is no theme really, but since i have to list one i will say that it is Know your history The style of the book was very interesting The description would have to be to set through his life since it was a biograpghy The narration, if there is one...


  3. says:

    Part of the appeal of studying American history for me, has always been in looking for ways to apply lessons learned about our past to today s issues Partly for that reason my favorite form of historical reading is the biographical It helps personalize history, and allows me, when trying to think about issues facing us today, to ask the question What would fill in the blank do At the top of the list for me is imagining how George Washington would have dealt with issues of prime importance to us today, but little thought of or non existent in the eighteenth century such as abortion, gay rights, gun control, immigration reform, and globalism I have no idea really what his position would be on these issues, but it helps me frame my thinking and I derive inspiration from the struggles he went through to arrive at solutions for the problems he had to grapple with Richard Brookhiser, in his book Rediscovering George Washington Founding Father attempts to look at the life of our first president in this light to shape the minds and hearts of those who read it by showing how a great man navigated politics and life as a public figure Brookhiser, 12 With that as his goal, Brookhiser candidly admits he is not attempting a comprehensive biography of Washington, but instead is looking at his experiences and those who influenced him in order to develop a character portrait The result is a ligh...


  4. says:

    This volume makes the perfect primer on why we should care about Washington It is not a biography per se, but it seeks to rescue Washington from the caricature that he has too often been presented as I actually read this when I was in my late twenties, but I still recall the impact it made I had read a biography of Washington in High School, though I have since forgotten the author, that I enjoyed Too often, however, I reduced Washington to the Parson Weems recreation as cherry tree chopper instead of the vibrant man he was Washington is anything but cardboard and cold Brookhiser holds conservative principles that some will dislike, but only made the book better for me He drew a good parallel between Washington and today and illustrated where we ought to return to the wisdom he showed The 20 years that have passed since he wrote this book only make it so.It was this book that taught me that reading about presidents beyond textbooks could be both enjoyab...


  5. says:

    George Washington was apparently an idiotLET ME FINISH.from an academic stand point He had the level of education equivalent to an eighth grader most of the founders had advanced college degrees He was a military guy, super rich landowner, and a common guy intellectual What he lacked in intellect, he made up in virtue and morality As a leader he was amazing He was brave, extremely humble and practiced humility stepping down from being a third term pres though the entire country wanted this He was extremely virtuous and also loved the Romans as did many of the founders President, Congress, and Senate are all Roman homages so are all those pillars you see at the white house If anything, he was a beacon of virtue in a newly founded country and everyone loved him for that Today, politicians are corrupt slimeballs driven by greed How we have fallen from grace..OK, I will get off my soap box.He loved to wear his military outfits years after not using them he also made custom military outfits, so crafty He also had a bit of a temper I guess, but that s fine Besides that the book is boring for the most part see good quotes below , riddled with misspellings.had some good points toward the endMakes a reference to the stoner movie Dazed and Confused , which was mildly entertaining.I apparently cannot make coherent sentences but vague snippetssorryFounding Father Quotes Washington s last servic...


  6. says:

    Reading Richard Brookhiser s Founding Father in 2016 was interesting If you want to see what the opposite of what George Washington is, just look at Donald Trump Brookhiser explores three aspects of Washington his career, his character, and his role as the founding father In every chapter, we see Washington as a man who could control his passions, who was unfailingly polite, who literally put himself in the trenches with the men he commanded In 2016 we ve elected a man who has public temper tantrums, who bullies those weaker than he, who sets himself not only apart from but above the citizens he will lead.Brookhiser dispenses with the story of Washington s youth and begins with Washington s career in the military It s interesting to contemplate why Washington was chosen to lead the patriots army He had not had a particularly successful military career But he was almost the only candidate for the job, and he did have some qualifications First of all, he was committed to the cause Second, he was tall and handsome and Brookhiser spends some time explaining why this was such an important characteristic for a revolutionary leader Third, Washington brought with him his experience in the French and Indian War Not that he had been a particularly successful officer he lost battles But he was in the right place at the right time, Fort Duquesne Pittsburgh , when the Bri...


  7. says:

    I m so glad that I chose this particular biography of George Washington Not only did I learn about Washington s behavior and actions in the presidency, I also learned a lot about his interior character The only thing I missed in this biography was I would have liked to know about the personal relationship George had with his wife I later learned from the internet that Martha George s wife had herself destroyed all of their correspondence, so this probably limits the information available on his personal relationship with her.Some of the things I enjoyed most about this book were learning that in spite of a very basic education, George continued to self educate, reading many books on widely ranging topics, and then often writing to the authors for further discussion Even after retirement, he subscribed to ten newspapers Washington had a temper, and learned at a young age to control it As he was not good at small talk, he kept his mouth closed, and said nothing He realized that people hung on his every word, and took great care about what he permitted himself ...


  8. says:

    I don t claim to be an expert on Washington, his biographies, or biographies in general, but in my opinion, this was a great depiction of the father of our country While some of the parts were difficult to read, I really appreciated the way this biography was organized It focused less on detailed logs of events and on what influences shaped Washington s character and ideals It s a moral biography, the story of Washington s ...


  9. says:

    Well researched look at the role of Washington in founding the U.S This book considers Washington s actual achievements, character, and especially, his legacy The book examines the facts that show Washington s skill as general and leader, not ignoring his challenge...


  10. says:

    George Washington appears dull when compared with the genius of Jefferson, or the quirky personality of Benjamin Franklin So why did all the Founding Fathers consider him indispensable to the cause of American independence Brookhiser explores Washin...

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