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George Washington’s Leadership Lessons (PB)
From James Rees, Executive Director of Mount Vernon, comesanenlightening guide to the leadership wisdom of America's firstgreat leader. George Washington was more than just an inspiringbattlefield commander; he was critical to the founding and successof the United States ofAmerica. His leadership, his vision, and hiscourage united a war-torncountry and set the United States on thepath to greatness. Washington's historic contribution to thisnation--his leadership and his character--are as relevant andvaluable today as they have ever been. This book reveals Washington's character, his leadership, hisvision, and most surprising of all, his business skills and acumen.Most people aren't awarethat Washington, while all of the above,was also a successful businessman and visionary entrepreneur. Exhibiting qualities sorely lacking in so many of our political andbusiness leaders today, Washington remained steadfastly honest andethical,following guiding principles that would benefit leadersaround the world. George Washington's Leadership Lessons reveals aman of true character,worthy of emulation not just in the realm ofpolitics and war, but in allleadership positions.
Price: $22.95
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Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior (HB)
It's that little red book of rules - 110 of them. Compiled by George Washington at the age of 14, these rules are intended to help polish manners and perfect self-control. This small format, hardcover book is in the original old style language.
Price: $9.95
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Washington: A Biography
Washington is the most complete, definitive one-volume biography of George Washington ever written. In 1948 renowned biographer and military historian Douglas Southall Freeman won his second Pulitzer Prize for his new and dramatic reexamination of George Washington. For years biographies had gone from idolatry to muckraking in their depictions of this somewhat marbleized Founding Father. Freeman’s new interpretation was a fresh step, making Washington a living, breathing individual, flawed but heroic. An able commander who defeated the British Empire against incredible odds, Washington proved to be just as adept at wielding political power, and adroitly steered our new loosely called nation through the first stormy years of our unproven federal stewardship and the first two presidential administrations.
Price: $25.00
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Washington: Lessons in Leadership (Great Generals)
Before he became "the Father of our Country," George Washington was the Father of the American Army. He took an army that had no experience, no tradition, and no training, and fought a protracted war against the best, most disciplined force in the world―the British Army. Deftly handling the political realm, Washington convinced Congress to keep his army supplied―a difficult task when the country was really just a loose confederation of states with no power to tax.
Price: $20.99
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Washington: The Indispensable Man (PB)
After more than two decades, this dramatic and concise single-volume distillation of James Thomas Flexner's definitive four-volume biography "George Washington," which received a Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for the fourth volume, has itself become an American classic. Now in a new trade paperback edition, this masterful work explores the Father of Our Country - sometimes an unpopular hero, a man of great contradictions, but always a towering historical figure, who remains, as Flexner writes in these pages, "a fallible human being made of flesh and blood and spirit - not a statue of marble and wood... a great and good man." The author unflinchingly paints a portrait of Washington: slave owner, brave leader, man of passion, reluctant politician, and fierce general. His complex character and career are neither glorified nor vilified here; rather, Flexner sets up a brilliant counterpoint between Washington's public and private lives and gives us a challenging look at the man who has become as much a national symbol as the American flag.
Price: $18.99
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