Book Hour: “Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office” with author Harlow Giles Unger


(00:00) When George Washington took office as the first President of the United States there was no guidance and no effective power. He could not raise a military, collect taxes, or even appoint his own staff. He couldn’t even declare the nation to be “neutral”. This surprising, interesting, and entertaining book talks about the steps George Washington took to empower the Executive Branch of government despite the apparent unconstitutionality of his actions.

by Harlow Giles Unger
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Music Featured:
“Celebrate Me Home” – Kenny Loggins
“River” – James Taylor
“We Three Kings” – Dolly Parton
“New Year’s Day” – Carole King

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.