George Washington As A Hero

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Take up your arms men and follow me. Our freedom is at stake, we have declared our independence and now must fight for our very lives. Treason against the crown is a hanging offense. Either we die on the gallows or die for our rights. And so our journey begins, the year is 1776.
America’s forefathers have come together to discuss and act upon the injustice England has imposed upon the colonies. Blood has already been shed at Lexington, Bunker Hill, Fort Ticonderoga and Boston. George Washington is now the commander in the chief of the militia. War has been declared. The Declaration of Independence has announced to the world America’s intentions of liberty or death.
This is the story of the everyday men who won the freedom enjoyed today. The
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It is all these traits that make George Washington the leader he is. This is a man who struggles to succeed on the battlefield in a sense of win/lose yet, as a leader is followed into battle every time. This is truly the definition of a natural born leader.
Very few men are created that can fit in George Washington’s shoes. He is a hero that is easy to be passionate about. This is a man who stood, literally, above the average man of his time. He was everything a man could want to be. Wealthy, well liked, educated, well mannered, and carried himself in a manner that was approachable. This is a man who was a leader but not arrogant about
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Overall, this is a very informative book on George Washington, the man. Who he is and what made him the leader he is. Mr. McCullough succeeded in getting his point across. Two major issues: documents were referred to, but not explained; the battle scenes are very detailed but so wordy that details are lost by the time you get to the end of it. Although some of the information was interesting, most was not. Knowing about some of the history-helped get through the text. The back-stories on secondary characters were rather lengthy and felt unnecessary. The repeated description of deplorable conditions and individual responses and outcomes of non-essential characters lead a “human” touch to the story, but further detailed an already too wordy text. Had McCullough stuck to building of George Washington’s character and his leadership examples in the field, this may have been a more interesting read. As important as this time and event was, this would have been better served as two or three books instead of just one. Keeping the focus on George Washington and his battles in New York would had been a better

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