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The Resource Washington's Farewell

Washington's Farewell

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Washington's Farewell
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Washington's Farewell
Statement of responsibility
by John Avlon
Title variation
Washingtons farewell
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the founding fathers warning to future generations
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Language
eng
Summary
"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, more 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
Summary
In Washington's Farewell, Avlon offers important insight into Washington's his final public days, presenting not only a startling description of the perilous state of the new nation but a rare view of the man behind the usual face of a tranquil First Father
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Biography type
individual biography
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10550807
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.41092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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the founding father's warning to future generations
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Washington's Farewell
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781476746487
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optical disk
Label
Washington's Farewell
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cbc4876f-feaa-475e-95e6-9ed5ef617e07
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781476746487
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optical disk

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