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Marshall, John: The Life of George Washington (Vol 1 of 5). 26 Nov 2008
Written by one Virginian about another Virginian (and I too am a Virginian, by birth and by choice), the book is a labor of love by a man who cared greatly for his newly founded nation. Many did not expect this "American Experiment" to succeed and at times it almost did not succeed.
Now over 200 years later we still face many of the same issues that they grappled with then -- What are the duties of a national government? How much power should a central government have and how much power should be reserved for the state and local governments? How do we protect the rights of each citizen?
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