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Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of our Country
By Michael Novak and Jana Novak.ISBN: 978-0-465-05127-4. Copyright 2006. Softcover with 282 pages of text plus16 pages of photographs and maps in black and white.
Former U.S. Ambassador and best selling author Michael Novak, with his daughter, Jana, has drawn on new sources and Washington’s own words which reveal that the first president was deeply spiritual though also deeply private about his personal religious convictions and practices.This new presentation of Washington as a man whose religion guided his governance, brings him into the center of today’s debates about the role of faith in government and will challenge everything we thought we knew about the inner life of the father of our country.
“Washington’s God” is dedicated to Gay Hart Gaines, Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, and to the visitors in person and in spirit to Mount Vernon.