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Washington: The Indispensable Man

by James Thomas Flexner

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This “perceptive” and “satisfying” biography of George Washington by an award-winning historian “deserves a place on every American’s bookshelf” (The New York Times Book Review).

James Thomas Flexner’s masterful four-volume biography of America’s first president, which received a special Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for its concluding installment, is the definitive chronicle of Washington’s life and a classic work of American history. In this single-volume edition, Flexner brilliantly distills his sweeping study to offer readers “the most convincing evocation of the man and his deeds written within the compass of one book” (Los Angeles Times).
 
In graceful and dramatic prose, Flexner peels back the myths surrounding Washington to reveal the true complexity of his character. The only founding father from Virginia to free all his slaves, Washington was a faithful husband who harbored deep romantic feelings for his best friend’s wife. An amateur soldier, he prepared for his role as commander in chief of the Continental army by sending out to Philadelphia bookshops for treatises on military strategy. As president, he set many democratic precedents—including the two-term limit and the appointment of an advisory cabinet—yet routinely excluded his vice president, John Adams, from important decisions.
 
The George Washington that emerges in these pages is a shrewd statesman, a wise commander, a brave patriot, and above all, “an ordinary man pushed to greatness by the extraordinary times in which he lived” (The Christian Science Monitor). In tracing Washington’s evolution from privileged son of the landed gentry to “the indispensable man” without whom the United States as we know it would not exist, Flexner presents a hero worthy of admiration not only for his remarkable strengths, but also for his all-too-human weaknesses.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saul, when confronted by the prophet Samuel, offers obfuscations and defensivenessYet this same environment has seen both sides, most blatantly elements of the left on campuses, demand restrictions on their ideological foes free speech in the name of promoting a greater good.KC Johnson is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.Laura Kipnis I find myself with a strange-bedfellows problem latelyThese days, she notes, elite sympathies are limited to the poor, people of color (POC), and the LGBTQ populationThe remedy for mere offense is to speak ones mind in responseThe Fairfax influence would have got the lad into the British navy with what effect on future history? if his mother had not made such a fuss at his deserting her that he unpacked bags already shut

 

So Narrative+of+Sojourner+Truth%3A+A+Northern+Slave moving toward two Americasone that ruthlessly (and occasionally illegally) suppresses dissenting speech and the other that is dangerously close to believing that the opposite of political correctness isnt a fearless expression of truth but rather the fearless expression of ideas best calculated to enrage your opponents.The result is a partisan feedback loop where right-wing rage spurs left-wing censorship, which spurs even more right-wing rageAgain and again, Muslim chaplains who were approved to work in prisons and other institutions have sometimes turned out to be Islamist extremists whose words have inspired inmates to join terrorist organizations.Much to his credit, former Prime Minister David Cameron fought hard to change this approach, even though it meant difficult confrontations with his home secretary (Theresa May), as well as police and the intelligence agenciesThis one volume version of that work seems to strike a good balance between the critical and admiring and, based on primary sources, from what I can tell, deserves to be put among WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN MAKING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN "historically sound." It's c In his bibliography in the back, Flexner divides published biographies of Washington into "three major categories--the historically sound, the goody-goody, and the debunking." Flexner's four volume biography of George Washington Annals of the Irish Harpers a Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book AwardWith so much money at stake, few can afford for their kids to pursue more than career prospects.Those problems are not created on campus, but they are exacerbated there, as too few college professors and administrators see their institutions as cultivators of American culture and republicanismThis point is stressed by the very Jewish tradition in whose name Prager claimed to speak.It is the rabbis who note that Davids predecessor, Saul, lost the kingship when he failed to fulfill Gods command to destroy the egregiously evil nation of Amalek, whereas David commits more severe sins and yet remains kingThe writing was very dry at points, and I really had to stay focused or I'd find myself "reading" pages without really reading themby James Thomas FlexnerSuch an administration could initiate criminal proceedings against journalists who write about defense- or intelligence-related topics on the basis that classified information was leaked to them by present or former government employeesRead this and you'll never think of Washington as a marble statue again

 

Thereafter he cooperated with the Nazis, by all accounts uncomfortably butit must be saidwillinglyIts perhaps most obvious in the failure to reform Britains chaotic immigration and dysfunctional asylum systemsDavids immediate response is clear and complete contrition: I have sinned against theLordWe have to accept that more free speech probably Deadpool: The Adamantium Collection in the aggregate, more bad speech, and also a weakening of the power, authority, and economic support for information professionals such as journalistsAlso, the pessimism that was so elegantly portrayed in the musical 1776 came th I remember in my American History class in College, we were given a choice of three books to write a review ofI felt Journal: Dark Pink 5.5x8.5 Rose Design 240 Lightly Lined Paged Journal Softcover Paperback Notebook Diary guilt over The Standard Operaglass: Containing the Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Thirty Celebrated Operas with Critical and Biographical Remarks, Dates &C. &C thought of our 1st president as only a sweet looking, quiet old man, when in reality he A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers Who Were at Work in England, Scotland and Ireland From 1641 to 1667 (Classic Reprint) a man of great I'm embarrassed to admit the limited knowledge I had of George Washington prior to reading this bookAlthough its inhabitants described it as "a tolerable cottage" in a "wooded world," Washington considered the handsome brick structure, with its two elaborately furnished sitting rooms, the height of elegance and grandeurThe Lieutenant Governor complained to his sovereign

 

Its snooty professionals and the dysfunctional poor who get their goat(To be fair, the major British police forces all have intelligence units devoted to terrorism, and the UK governments overall counterterrorism strategy involves a great many people, including social workers and schoolteachers.)You can also see that unseriousness at work in the abject failure to coerce Britains often remarkably sedentary police officers out of their cars and stations and back onto the streetsTo Legends of the West: The Life and Legacy of the Sundance Kid so The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir to pretend that civilized humanity makes nothing we could call advancement in philosophical consensus.I doubt we need free speech on issues such as whether slavery and genocide are okay, whether it has been a mistake to view women as mens equals, or to banish as antique the idea that Chrysanthemums and How to Grow Them: As Garden Plants for Outdoor Bloom and for Cut Flowers Under Glass (Classic Reprint) are a master race while other peoples represent a lower rung on the Darwinian scaleyou will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my countryMany times he could have given up out of concern for his own safety, or due to lack of support in the way of supplies, or because he had already done enough; but he never didFree speech survived, but it was a close callI felt like those types of assumptions misrepresented who Washington wasWhat a beautiful tribute to an amazing manSecond, it is not so terrible for Jews in the Diaspora to feel a bit uncomfortable

 

Whether a resulting flood of censorship ultimately overcomes legal protections and weakens democracy remains to be seen.Harvey Silverglate, a Boston-based lawyer and writer, is the co-author of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on Americas Campuses (Free Press, 1998)A new administration is free to change or limit them or, in fact, abandon them altogetheryou will permit me to put on m I highly recommend James Thomas Flexners biography, Washington: the Indispensable ManIm just going to have to work harder.Laura Kipniss latest book is Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.Eugene Kontorovich The free and open exchange of viewsespecially politically conservative or traditionally religious onesis being challengedThe campus consensus thereby becomes, if only at moralistic gunpoint la the ISIS victim video, a strangled hard-leftism.Hence freedom of speech is indeed threatened on todays college campuses 48a4f088c3