Sunday, July 14, 2013

George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior


This book has two parts. The first part is the rules of civility and decent behavior. Which are interesting and most are still relevant in today's world. These weren't actually written by the first president but were the guidelines he was taught when he was younger. You can see how it influenced him when he grew up.

The second half is more his writings as General and his Presidency. This is where the book bogs down unfortunately. I found his style of writing and speaking is very difficult to get through. I wished for a cliff notes version of his. Felt I had to plow through forcefully and many ideas and concepts were hard to understand and follow. Unlike Abraham Lincoln’s writings which are easier to follow and grasp. Read this for the first half but unless your George Washington/history scholar you could skip the last half.

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