Free Read [Humor and Comedy Book] ã Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations - by John P. Avlon ✓

  • Title: Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations
  • Author: John P. Avlon
  • ISBN: 9781476746487
  • Page: 475
  • Format: ebook

  • A vivid portrait and thoughtful consideration of George Washington s wisdom that couldn t be timelier Kirkus Reviews, starred review A revealing look at the first President s Farewell Address, a still relevant warning against partisan politics and foreign entanglements.George Washington s Farewell Address was a prophetic letter he wrote to his fellow citizens and sign A vivid portrait and thoughtful consideration of George Washington s wisdom that couldn t be timelier Kirkus Reviews, starred review A revealing look at the first President s Farewell Address, a still relevant warning against partisan politics and foreign entanglements.George Washington s Farewell Address was a prophetic letter he wrote to his fellow citizens and signed from a parting friend, addressing the forces he feared could destroy our democracy hyper partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars In it, Washington called for unity among citizens by birth or choice, advocated moderation, defended religious pluralism, proposed a foreign policy of independence not isolation , and proposed that education is essential to democracy He established the precedent for the peaceful transfer of power Washington s urgent message was adopted by Jefferson after years of opposition and quoted by Lincoln in defense of the Union Woodrow Wilson invoked it for nation building Eisenhower for Cold War Reagan for religion Once celebrated as civic scripture, widely reprinted than the Declaration of Independence, the Farewell Address is now almost forgotten Yet its message remains starkly relevant today In Washington s Farewell, John Avlon offers a stunning portrait of our first president and his battle to save America from self destruction.Washington s Farewell brings to light Washington s goodbye by elucidating what it meant not only during the early days of the republic, but its lasting effect through the centuries Library Journal, starred review Now the Farewell Address may inspire a new generation to re center their politics and reunite our nation through the lessons rooted in Washington s shared experience.
    John P. Avlon
    John Phillips Avlon born 1973 is the author of Independent Nation How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America He was a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun and worked as chief speechwriter for former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani He was Director of Speechwriting and Deputy Policy Director for Giuliani s 2008 presidential campaign He is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute He is senior political columnist at TheDailyBeast.


    Josh Caporale
    I had my mind set on reading a presidential biography during the month of February and wanted to read something that was recently released. When looking through a presidential biography blog, I came across Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations, which explores the noteworthy Farewell Address George Washington wrote and released in 1796, as his second and final term was coming to a close. Before a limit of two terms became an amendment in 1951, Washington asser [...]

    Excellent book.“The heirs of Jefferson and Madison would be the Democratic-Republicans, the heirs of Hamilton and Adams would be the Federalists. But the heirs of Washington would be all Americans.”

    Everyone should read this book.

    Well-researched, thoughtful look at the first president's times and legacy as seen through his Farewell Address, whose precepts remain surprisingly relevant today. Highly recommended.

    The power of Washington's farewell address lies in its ability to be timely and relevant now, over 200 years later, and in all times since it was first published. This book shared how the address itself came to be, the issues of the time that helped shape Washington's views, and how the address has been used or referenced by various groups throughout history to support their stance on current issues.**Edited from 4 stars to 5 stars because I've spent the last year repeatedly returning to this su [...]

    I will be somewhat surprised if the George Washington Book Prize in 2018 doesn't go to Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations.Rather than post a long, detailed review, I’ll just say “Read it.” It is a well-written and timely book about a message from the Father of Our Country that really ought to return to its rightful status as American Civic Scripture, alongside the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Federalist Pape [...]

    Mike Sachse
    This book was important for me because of the current political climate in America. It help provide useful guidance in dealing with my fellow citizens.The only negative comment I have is that there were a few instances of repetition.

    Author John Avlon calls Washington's Farewell, "the greatest speech you'll never read". His parting Farewell to the nation influenced U.S. foreign policy throughout the 19th century and into the early 20th century. It has been invoked by his successors, and is still read each year in the U.S. Senate on Washington’s birthday. It inspired Eisenhower's own (2nd most famous) farewell address on the dangers of the military industrial complex. Washington’s advice and warnings still have relevance [...]

    Gina Hanson
    As someone who has a hard time reading history books I found this one kept my attention and was easy to read. I like that the author seemed balanced with his representation of Washington making him feel like more of a fallible man than an untouchable legend.

    Luke Johnson
    So I think the fact that there is a whole book dedicated to not one man, but to ONE SPEECH, speaks pretty highly to the importance of that book's subject matter. Washington's Farewell is both a fun and informative work focusing on several key point of Washington's farewell address, its creation, and they way in which it has influenced subsequent presidents.This is what I would call a "lite" historical work, as it doesn't get bogged down in dates, obscure quotes, and minor historical characters. [...]

    If ever there was a time when we needed guidance from Washington, this is the time and this book offers it. His Farewell Address speaks directly to our hyper-partisan age, warning of the dangers of factionalism and calling us to remember that we are all Americans, despite our differences.

    This summer (2017), the author is making the rounds pushing his book. It seems a little late for a book published in January, but Trump’s presidency is creating unique circumstances.Avlon’s interview with the Constitution Center on their We the People is very informative — you might even think you don't need to read the book, perhaps. The author is also on a CNN telecast. Neither of these is short, by the way.What keeps the book and author in the mix is the concept of “faction”. That [...]

    R.J. Heller
    Great moments in history are plentiful, and many of them speak to the human need to persevere and keep things going at all cost. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream,” speech or John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech to the nation in 1961 are memorable. But there is one moment, which has seemed to disappear from history is the decision of George Washington to relinquish power and step down as president of the United States.Now, with the publication of Washington’s Farewell by John Avlon, t [...]

    Maggie Boyd
    While reading this book I found myself in an unusual position. Not being a fan of Thomas Jefferson, I was surprised to find myself agitated on his behalf as this book did a complete smear campaign on his reputation. Pulling out his every questionable act and contrasting it with a George Washington who all but walked on water, the author seemed to show us a Jefferson of the lowest sort, a man who was a political chameleon who cheerfully stabbed his friends on the way up the ladder. This isn't exa [...]

    I was a history minor in college. I’ve always been fascinated by US history. I’ve been a fan of John Avlon on CNN for some time. I picked up this up expecting it to be a surefire hit. WRONG!By page 50 I was skimming. By page 65 I gave up. It’s been a while since I’ve been disappointed so much in a book I was sure I’d enjoy. About 85% of what I read is fiction. However, I do enjoy a good non-fiction book. IF it’s well-done. This, in my opinion, was not. I had two main problems with th [...]

    Keith Frost
    Just finished this wonderful and timely work. The author's focus was on Washington's final Farewell Speech, it's history and development, and the impact that prescient document has had on this country ever since.When the government works well, you can trust those are the times that our leaders have taken Washington's advice to always place country above party or faction. When the government is failing at leadership (as with our current president and congress) well, they have chosen to ignore tha [...]

    This is perhaps one of the most important books for reading this year. A revisiting of President Washington's farewell address, following his two years as President of the infant United States. This book explores the implications of Washington's wisdom as it pertained to the future open to the American nation. I found myself not only reflecting on the significance of the lessons of George Washington -- and what he learned throughout his long and distinguished efforts to create and save the Unite [...]

    John Weiler
    This book is kind of like a trilogy. 1. The first book is an engaging piece which describes Washington’s experiences that provided him the insights and wisdom to form the content for his Farewell Address. The interesting process of creating the address is also explained in a very engaging manner. This book ends with the publishing of the address. I give this book 5 stars, *****2. This instalment is an interesting account of the next 30 or so years following the departure of Washington from pol [...]

    Mary Lou
    A very good, in-depth look at Washington's seminal farewell address to the nation, complete with pertinent biographical information as well as the national and international political context which contributed to the formation of the values and assertions made therein. Prior to reading, I assumed Washington's Farewell would contain more in the way of current events and how we could use Washington's wisdom to solve the problems of the day. Instead, Avlon focuses on the history surrounding the doc [...]

    Vernon Smith
    The address itself is fantastic. I would have given the book 4 stars as the middle part of the book is difficult to follow. However, the beginning and end were great. And, most importantly, I had never heard of the Farewell Address. Thank You, John Avlon, for reintroducing this timeless and classic piece of American history as America continues to be alternately shaken and stymied by deep political rivalry and intrigue.just as Washington predicted."The spirit of party serves always to distract t [...]

    Sam Motes
    Regardless if the Farewell came directly from the mind of Washington, from Washington with added elegance and clarity from the depths of the intellect of Hamilton 'One Last Time' style, or fully from the opportunistic Hamilton through his clear understanding of the significance the event provided the Farewell was a true clarion call that has rang true through the years of how sacred and vulnerable our great nation is. Its warnings of political factions, entangling alliances and political parties [...]

    This book taught me some things I did not know. In particular, the extent that Washington's farewell has been an important part of popular political culture through the years. For most of the 19th century the farewell has been read and taught in schools much like the Gettysburg Address has been in the 20th century. Also the extent to which Alexander Hamilton was a collaborator with Washington also was new information to me. The more I read about this time period the less respect I have for Jeffe [...]

    For most of my adult life I’ve believed there is order in the chaos if you just wait long enough or step far enough away from the fray to see it. There are times, of course, when holding steadfast to that belief is a challenge. The current state of our politics and governmental affairs is definitely one of those times. This book, however, has reaffirmed my belief and in some ways offered comfort and reassurance. What we’re going through now is really not new, but rather the latest iteration [...]

    Last year, "Hamilton - The American Musical" introduce me to some of the founding fathers and the history of a nation. "One last time" is the song where George Washington, with the help of Alexander Hamilton, started to write his Farewell speech "And then we’ll teach them how to say goodbye".Being such an important document for democracy history, Jon Avlon uses it to capture the context of the person and the president that George Washington was. We live in the strange times, now more than ever [...]

    Summer Read Number One. This is an exceptional book with a message straight from our first president to us in these baffling days we are struggling through. The first section is a good, quick summary of the Washington presidency. It is light on detail, but works well as a general overview and lead up to the release of the Farewell. The second section takes the reader through the Farewell itself, emphasizing Washington's six pillars of liberty, these being National Unity, Political Moderation, Fi [...]

    Walter Bowne
    An interview on CNN with John Avlon brought me to his “Washington’s Farewell.” As a journalism instructor and as the advisor of a high school newspaper, I found his insights on fake news and hyper-partisan politics interesting enough to have my students watch the segment. During the interview with John Stelter, John Avlon, the editor in chief of The Daily Beast, said that this was the best time to be a journalist because journalists, more than ever, are needed now. He said this could be a [...]

    Ah, but that the current crop of idiots would but pay a tiny bit of attention to the first chief executive's advice. Now, it was a bit longer than the actual article that ran in the paper, but Avlon's story is well worth the listen. In sum beware factionalism and foreign entanglements, although the latter phrase does not actually show up in the great man's farewell. One can, I think, take some comfort in the knowledge that the factions of today are not really all that different from those sprang [...]

    Mary Casey
    The more things change, the more they remain the sameTwo quotes from the book best explain the historical significance of Washington’s Farewell -“The dangers presented by unscrupulous men and foreign nations was never far from Washington’s mind, and he cautioned citizens against those conniving dividers. Independence depended on unity.” And,“Washington’s frustration with the weak and fractured Congress helped form his belief that a strong central government led by an honest, energeti [...]

    Odell Hubbard
    American history through a different lenseThis is a fascinating view of American history viewed through the lenses of the Farewell Address of our first president, George Washington. It displays an amazing foresight, as we are warned of the dangers of partisan politics, of foreign interference and internal division. We are admonished to recognize the vital importance of an educated citizenry who can make the important decisions of managing the country.Well researched and written, it was very educ [...]

    Thomas W. Forehand
    A Short Course In Relevant American HistoryNot only does this book give one a better appreciation for the thought process of our first president, it also does a great job of showing how Washington’s Farewell has been invoked over time by politicians trying to tie it to their positions. Also given the current political climate in America, it really makes one think about how prescient Washington was over two centuries ago. This book should be a must read for Anyone interested in American History [...]

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