Glenn Beck’s Being George Washington: The Indispensible Man As you’ve Never Seen Him is a book worthy of a read. In it you will see through the eyes of our first president as he faces the challenges he encounters with undaunted courage and unquestioned character. Your heart will break with his, as you witness the bloody footprints of his men at Valley Forge as they fought for independence against the greatest empire the world had ever known. You’ll feel his affection for his beloved Mount Vernon, where he embedded himself, only to be called back into service when the country he helped free was almost ripped apart by factions and selfish ambition. You will observe the integrity of a man who thought he was destined for a life at sea, but thanks to the Hand of Providence was trained on the fierce battlefields of the French and Indian War. Finally, you’ll witness a firm reliance on Someone greater than himself as he lies on his deathbed.
This is a book for our times. It shows a man of dignity, self-sacrifice and resolve. It is the antidote to the portrait of a dead white man who owned slaves as seen in many classrooms. George Washington’s legacy and contributions to his country should not be overlooked or understated. Without this man, there would be no United States of America. Thanks to Glenn Beck’s excellent storytelling ability, we are able to relive and relearn from the indispensible man George Washington.
In my opinion, this book gets four out of five stars, because the book jumps from history to present day without warning. However, it is still worth your time. If you love history or want a creative way to learn about it, this book is for you.