Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country

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Basic Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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In Washington’s God Michael Novak-one of America’s leading neoconservative pundits-and his daughter, Jana, uncover George Washington’s religious life. Finally the record is set straight on the most thoroughly misunderstood aspect of Washington’s life. The Novaks focus on Washington’s strong trust in divine Providence and see this belief as providing the unifying narrative to his monumental life.

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Review: Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country

User Review  - Glenn Robinson - Goodreads

Very enjoyable. A theological and philosophical look at George Washington. I greatly appreciated this. Clearly the writers have studied Washington in depth. Not only frequent references to the other ... Read full review

Review: Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country

User Review  - Jonathan Gaspard - Goodreads

The best book I've read on Washington. Do yourself a favor and read this book. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Michael Novak, a former U.S. ambassador, has served under Democratic and Republican administrations. He is the author of Belief and Unbelief, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, and many other books. His essays and reviews have been published in the New York Times Magazine, National Review, and many others. He presently holds the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Novak lives with his family in Washington, D.C. Jana Novak is a writer and poet and is the co-author of Tell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughter’s Questions About God. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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