By Glenn Beck
For those who imagine you recognize GEORGE WASHINGTON, imagine AGAIN.This is the superb precise tale of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no precise powers—yet replaced the area ceaselessly. It’s a narrative a few guy whose lifestyles reads as though it have been torn from the pages of an motion novel: Bullet holes via his garments. Horses shot out from less than him. unbelievable problem. illness. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, in fact, the unmistakable hand of Divine windfall that guided it all.Being George Washington is an entire new technique to examine historical past. You won’t easily examine the grim wintry weather spent at Valley Forge—you’ll dwell it correct along Washington. You’ll be at the boat with him crossing the Delaware, within the trenches with him at Yorktown, and status subsequent to him on the Constitutional conference as a brand new republic is eventually born.Through those tales you’ll not just study our genuine historical past (and the way it applies to today), you’ll additionally see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It’s ironic that the best-known truth approximately George Washington—that he chopped down a cherry tree—is a whole lie. It’s much more ironic on account that a lie used to be inspiration essential to turn out he couldn't inform one.For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington’s unmarried maximum accomplishment used to be the fellow he created within the technique: brave and principled, reasonable and simply, respectful to all. yet he used to be additionally whatever else: flawed.It’s these flaws that are supposed to provide us desire for this present day. in any case, if Washington have been excellent, then there will be no strategy to construct one other one. That’s why this e-book is not only approximately being George Washington in 1776, it’s concerning the fight to be him day-after-day of our lives. realizing the best way he became himself from an uneducated farmer into the fundamental (yet imperfect) guy, is the one solution to construct a brand new iteration of George Washingtons that may tackle the extreme demanding situations that the US is once more dealing with.
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More than sixty officers. Most of our leadership fell today. General Braddock fell, as did many others. ” He nodded to the tattered colonel’s uniform. ” Washington turned his head away. ” Washington was growing angry. ” he demanded. “Lieutenant Colonel Charles Lee,” the soldier answered. “Well Lieutenant, I assure you, good sirs, if Providence holds anything in store for me, it is nothing but indignity and shame. Look at the results of what we did here! How many of our brothers lie here dead or in agony!
He was about to set off his booming voice when Washington instead began to speak. “General,” Washington said, his tone measured but firm, his words addressed to his questioner, “our soldiers take their leave because we retreat. Men enlist for victory, not humiliation. We must, even in this hour of peril—no, particularly in this hour of gravest peril—provide our men with the taste of victory to feed their hungry souls. And I speak not merely about the men under arms but of an entire continent of patriots.
We have to look up at the insurmountable mountain and pretend that it doesn’t exist. You won’t be George Washington next week or next year, and you may, in fact, not ever cross the finish line … and that’s okay. The simple act of reaching for a standard that so many others will dismiss as unattainable is enough to make a real difference. I can tell you unequivocally that being George Washington will be the hardest thing you ever attempt to do in your life. It will also be the most fulfilling and rewarding.