Washington's Farewell

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Reading on 03-02-17

Very well written and performed

This is a well written and well read review of Washington's farewell address. As the author points out Washington's farewell address has had an enduring impact on Presidents to this day. The contents of the address are as relevant to the United States today as they were to Washington's contemporaries.

The author provides a thorough and very interesting review of the substance of the address including Washington's intended meaning as well as application through time. He provides just enough facts surrounding the drafting of the address and of the state of the country at that time to ensure that the reader understands the context of the address, without getting lost on tangents. I believe he achieved just the right mix.

Finally, often authors cannot do justice to their own work and would be better served by a professional. This is not one of those cases. The author does an excellent performance; as good as any professional reader.



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5 out of 5 stars
By Marie on 03-30-17

Reassurance and understanding for these unsettling times.

I recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand the circumstances surrounding our country's creation. You can read the Constitution, but Washington's farewell letter shows the issues he felt were important to the survival of the country. Reaffirms my confidence in our constitution, the procedure for amending it if necessary, and the value of checks and balances. If we participate, we should be fine.

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By JP on 11-04-17

Simply Excellent

Avlon crafted an enjoyable and informative work - getting to look behind the curtain of the motivations and composition of the famous document was a treat.

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By David S. Mathew on 07-11-17

Thank you, President Washington

First and foremost, John Avlon should be commended for his research into George Washington's Farewell address, because his efforts certainly pay off. Also, Avlon does a terrific job narrating the story of the Farewell address, which continues long after our first President's passing.

Second, upon finishing Avlon's book, words cannot express my appreciation for everything George Washington gave to America. The first President's time in office was rife with policy disagreements, dangerous foreign influence over domestic issues, and bitter partisan in fighting that threatened to tear America apart. Amid all the chaos, Washington stuck to his principles as best he could and never faltered in his dedication to the American experiment. Washington imparted some final words of wisdom before he retiring and they are worth remembering, now more than ever. Beyond highly recommended.

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By Jayson S. on 04-02-17

I learned so much about a great man!

For some reason there is so much about our founding father I did not learn in school. This book is a great way to learn more about the man who stabilized this great nation of ours and how his legacy lives on today.

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By Irishclover on 03-10-17

The perfect book for our current political landscape

Washington's plea for us to remember before we are Northerners or Southerners, urban or rural, Republican or Democrat, we are Americans first is very pertinent to today. The book is well researched and well read.

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