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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,097 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Glenn Beck Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It’s a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You won’t simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge—you’ll live it right alongside Washington. You’ll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born.

Through these stories you’ll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you’ll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It’s ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington—that he chopped down a cherry tree—is a complete lie. It’s even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one.

For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington’s single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed.

It’s those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. That’s why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it’s about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Reads like a suspense novel combining a war story with adventure, heroism, spies and double agents, and hardship beyond the modern-day imagination.” 

    Washington Times

  • “An enjoyable and easy read and is not too overbearing with unnecessary details of Washington’s life. Beck shows the readers how Washington was great because he was human and didn’t let his weaknesses stop him.” 

    Deseret News

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ExtremeBibliophile | 1/23/2014

    " Confession: I am a shameless George Washington admirer and I try to read as much on him as I can find. I burned through this book in about four days, thanks largely to Beck's conversational yet erudite writing. Beck puts the events of Washington's life into not only the context of his own time period, but also draws parallels applicable for today. Lest anyone think this is a mere glossy "Hollywoodized" tome, Washington's faults are also analyzed without being justified or dismissed. Of particular interest is the fascinating subplot involving the traitor Benedict Arnold and Washington's role in that. An excellent choice for anyone wanting to know more about one of the truly great figures of the early years of the United States. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ronald | 1/23/2014

    " Not as much about the history of George Washington as much as how his character shaped our history. It is thoughtful and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne Harmon | 1/23/2014

    " I wasn't sure what to expect from a "historical" book by Glenn Beck. This book was historical with observations about the character of George Washington as we can apply today. It was a great book for someone like me who loves historical biography with some self-help thrown in for good measure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Ohrn | 1/22/2014

    " I thought he made some great points about George Washington that aren't traditionally brought up. I love that Glenn is passionate about our founding fathers and the constitution and he sees the importance of historical events that are sometimes overlooked. I loved the part about Benedict Arnold too-his take on it was interesting. "

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