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George Washington's World Paperback – April 10, 1997
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First, I have to say that the author does an awesome job of pulling in the children and making history interesting. I LOVE that! I just wish some of the subject matter wasn't so "inaccurate". So if you have an issue with any of the below, then avoid or plan to talk over quite a bit with your children. But if none of it bothers you, go ahead and order and you will be very pleased!
Frederick "The Great" was the first instance of frustration for me. They portray this greedy warmonger as almost an idol to be looked up to; even though he was basically a pre-cursor of Hitler with his drive to conquer the world (thankfully not with Hitler's anti-Semitic leaning). Same with Napoleon. But what was frustrating even more was the fact that they portrayed Frederick's rivals very negatively; basically the author had chosen to elevate Frederick and so the very solidly Catholic Prussian Empress Maria Theresa is portrayed very negatively in spite of the fact that she was simply defending her country which Frederick was trying to steal from her! For those of you who are not aware, she was a solid Catholic figure and was very morally upright (one of the few very solid Catholic's in the history of the world's elite!); so it's particularly frustrating to see her portrayed this way.
The second instance of frustration (which is a huge part of the 2nd half of the book) was the positive portrayal of Voltaire and the French Revolution. I am all for freedom; but comparing the French Revolution with the American Revolution is a huge disservice to the Americans!Read more ›
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I don't recommend the expanded version. While it shares much with the original version, there have been some troubling changes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon customer
Excellent resource for helping students understand world history that was occurring during George Washington 's lifetime.Published 4 months ago by Julie
An interesting concept for a world history book that will appeal to adults as well as children. It is somewhat romanticized and the author understandably has to skim over most... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Raymond Bial
This book is poorly written with bad grammar and run-on sentences. It's confusing to younger students (3rd grade). I constantly have to stop and interject an explanation of terms. Read morePublished 17 months ago by JJB1222
The book was in brand new condition. Delivery was made as expected. Happy. We are using Charlotte Mason's philosophy for homeschooling and this book came recommended.Published 18 months ago by S Murdock
My 12 y/o son loves this as a history text. I love it too! All world historical events and people based around when George W. was a boy, farmer, soldier, etc. Read morePublished 19 months ago by livingonemomentatatime
I purchased this book to use with the Sonlight World history materials and found it was a very good, detailed overview of world history during the life of our first president. Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by mommashamma
Bought this book for my 10 yr old daughter and she loves it. She enjoys reading it even in her free time it's so well written.Published on December 21, 2012 by BJC