George Washington was a role model after studying the monastic Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.
George Washington, Rules of Civility, ed. Richard Brookhiser (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003).
Garry Wills, Cincinnatus: George Washington & the Enlightenment – Images of Power in Early America (New York: Doubleday, 1984).
Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Primer for Realistic Radicals (New York: Vintage Books, 1971).
Patricia Cohen, “The New Republic? Fatter, for Starters,” The New York Times, March 12, 2007, E4.