Tuesday, December 22, 2009

George Washington resources?

Did anyone see Glenn Beck yesterday?!! He themed his whole show on heroes and stories. It was fantastic!  

Our family spent a good portion of this summer falling in love with George Washington and making him our hero. Glenn's show inspired me to continue to study the character of this wonderful hero.
Some resources that I have appreciated are:  
  • Nest DVD about George Washington
  • George Washington: America's Patriot by Renee Taft Meloche
  • the book Big George: How A Shy Boy Became President of the United States by Ann Rockwell (be mindful of the de-emphasis of God's protection over Washington on the pages following the crossing of the Delaware, and the slight hint of feminism on the back page note. I mean, really, Washington was 6'3", an easy target in battle, yet was never wounded. This is not "luck" or "coincidence". In one battle alone-2 horses shot out from underneath him, a bullet hole in his hat and 4 in his coat. Please...let's give credit where credit is due. God divinely protected George Washington over and over again.)
  • visiting Mt. Vernon
  • Drive Thru History (American Revolution references).  
But, there must be some more wonderful resources I haven't found. Do any of you recommend resources that are true and accurate about George Washington? I see books about Washington everywhere but hesitate to pick them up because I don't want to read a watered-down version of the greatest man who ever walked the beautiful USA.  

I look forward to hearing your suggestions.  
Merry Christmas!

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