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The Washingtons : George and Martha, "join'd by friendship, crown'd by love"

Author: Flora Fraser
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First United States editionView all editions and formats
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"A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country--and of the struggle for independence that he led"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: George Washington; Martha Washington; George Washington; Martha Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flora Fraser
ISBN: 9780307272782 0307272788 9780307474438 0307474437
OCLC Number: 902801587
Description: xviii, 440 pages, 24 unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Book one: The colonel and his lady, 1758-1775 --
Colonial colonel --
Dandridge's daughter --
North and south --
Mount Vernon, Fairfax County --
Family affairs --
Acts and associations --
Fevers and physicians --
The schooling of Jacky Custis --
Death and adjustment --
Continental Army --
Book two: The general and "Lady Washington", 1775-1783 --
Taking command, 1775 --
Besieging Boston, 1775-1776 --
New York and Philadelphia, 1776 --
Retreat to the Delaware, 1776-1777 --
Morristown and Brandywine, 1777 --
Valley Forge, 1777-1778 --
Philadelphia and Middlebrook, New Jersey, 1778-1779 --
The hard winter: Morristown, 1779-1780 --
Home and headquarters, 1780-1781 --
Victory on the York and private grief, 1781 --
Uncertainty and disaffection, 1781-1783 --
Peace on the Hudson, 1783 --
Book three: After the war, 1784-1802 --
Mount Vernon, 1784-1786 --
Conventions and elections, 1787-1789 --
New York houses, 1789-1790 --
Market Street, Philadelphia, 1790-1793 --
Second term, 1793-1797 --
Retirement, 1797-1798 --
The death of a president, 1799 --
Dissolution, 1799-1802.
Responsibility: Flora Fraser.

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"A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country--and of the struggle for independence that he led"--Dust jacket flap.

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