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Bill O’Reilly: George Washington’s ‘strength of leadership’ is important for Americans today

During a time when people are debating which parts of the U.S. are racist and whether or not history should be obscured, Bill O’Reilly has released a new book that examines the Revolutionary War.

“Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence” looks at history from the perspectives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Great Britain’s King George III. On Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck and O’Reilly talked about the new book and the life of America’s first president.

Washington’s men appeared to witness miracles on the battlefield when their leader had narrow brushes with death and survived over and over.

“The men begin to look at him as absolutely invincible,” Glenn said. Continental soldiers saw his miraculous escapes as God’s intervention protecting him. “He’s having horses shot out from underneath him, but he lives,” Glenn described their accounts.

O’Reilly pointed to Washington’s strength of character as a motivation for sharing this story and making sure Americans are aware of our history.

“Washington was an amazingly brave man,” he said. “The strength of leadership is what I think Americans need to know about.”

Glenn added that it’s vital to look at all of history – and not gloss over the negative parts.

“I want to know the bad and the good,” he said.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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