Richard Brookhisa’s Founding Father is one of the many renowned works which shed light on the essence of George Washington’s Wisdom and character. In it, Brookhisa gives an account of Washington’s moral life, which he supposes that the present-day Americans have not been…
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To achieve this, he gives a record of Washington’s values which shaped his life and acts. While he provides examples of wars that Washington waged in the battlefield, together with his might and assertiveness in Whitehouse, Brookhisa solely zeroes in on the man he was, his feelings and sentiments (17).
United States has undergone a culture of war for centuries, but the biggest of all battles fought by Americans is, as Brookhisa puts it, is a war fundamentally about identity. In this regard, he debates in his mind whether America’s history will depict it as a one people, one Nation storyline or with a multiracial, often divisive perspective (17). To him, it is divisive in the sense that historians have been known to embark on a conflict-oriented inclination digging into history. Such a debate is worth covering by the media as a marketplace of ideas (Brookhisa 18).
Critics of the dominant angle taken by history scholars have broken their silence by framing their own accounts of the past as being moral and unifying. Richard Brookhisa’s chronicle of George Washington is one of such books. As a political scientist and scholar linked to the National Review, Brookhisa lays emphasis on the past events within the National frontiers as positive and nationally cohesive. This is so because he chooses to provide instant examples of Washington’s life which offer moral lessons to the general public (107).
In essence, the book style is a reproduction of Mason Weems’s The Life of Washington. The only dissimilarity is that it has omitted the engineered tales such as the cherry tree episode. Being a study of Washington’s morals and virtues, this book is commendable from my personal perspective. The thought-provoking view of Washington as a soldier and patriot places him as one of the men who shaped the genesis of American Politics using his morals and values (Brookhisa 185).
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