George Washington's Liberty Key

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Bill Bahr is a retired telecommunications executive. A graduate of West Point, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, working in Germany, Cambodia (the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh), and Korea before moving into commercial telecommunications. Along with earning three masters degrees and two patents, Bill held marketing/sales directorships at major corporations. His work helped spark the revolution in facsimile machines and the build-out in cellular systems and the internet, with both Bill and his products receiving many public accolades. Now volunteering in a number of community service organizations, Bill is an active participant in Rotary, VFW, and CHARACTER COUNTS!, where he has served in various leadership roles. In his spare time, Bill unabashedly admires George Washington. The new book "George Washington's Liberty Key" is a result of Bill's curiosity and extensive reading about Mount Vernon's Bastille key and the extraordinary, enabling, and ennobling character of George Washington. Bill lives in Chicagoland. You can find out more about his research at LibertyKey.US

George Washington's Liberty Key

Mount Vernon's Bastille Key - the Mystery and Magic of Its Body, Mind, and Soul

Authored by William J. Bahr
Edition: 1

Definitely the Key Book about George Washington! This is the story of how George Washington came by his Key "of" Liberty...and his wise counsel on the Key "to" Liberty that has made America great. The book links Mount Vernon's Bastille Key (and its tortuous travels through bloody, revolutionary France) to George Washington's character and his advice on the three key, crucial, and indispensable conditions for freedom to survive and thrive: "Character, Culture, Constitution." Specifically, this new book is about the most interesting key ever made, America's premier symbol of liberty's victory over tyranny, which now hangs in the central passageway of George Washington's Mount Vernon mansion, helping to greet over a million visitors a year. The main key to the Bastille prison in Paris, it was given in 1790 to Washington, the patriarch of liberty, by his missionary, the Marquis de Lafayette, who took the "sacred fire of liberty" he discovered in America and tried to fan its flames in France. Become a history detective and find out how this unique key was made, how the man who made it helped kill a king, and how it made its way to Mount Vernon. Along the way, learn about the fascinating twists and turns made in unlocking the doors hiding the truth about the key, which some (incorrectly) have argued is a counterfeit. Then learn what Washington and Lafayette each believed was the "key" to establishing and maintaining liberty, and what went right and wrong in their respective revolutions. Finally, learn how the key continues to inspire a world-wide devotion to freedom - with Washington's personal challenge to you.

Publication Date:
1537323377 / 9781537323374
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Americas

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