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You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington

Author: Alexis Coe
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Viking, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he's not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coe, Alexis,
You never forget your first
[New York] : Viking, [2020]
(DLC) 2019045006
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Coe
ISBN: 9780735224100 0735224102
OCLC Number: 1107443846
Description: xl, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: His Mother's Son --
"Pleases My Taste" --
"The World on Fire" --
"Blow out my brains" --
The Widow Custis --
"I Cannot Speak Plainer" --
"What Manner of Man I Am" --
"The Shackles of Slavery" --
Hardball with the Howe Brothers --
The Court of Public Opinion --
George Washington, Agent --
Eight Years Away --
"From Whence No Traveller Returns" --
Unretirement --
The Presidency; or, "The Place of His Execution" --
Infant Nation --
"Political Suicide" --
Farewell to "Cunning, Ambitious, and Unprincipled Men" --
Final Retirement --
" 'Tis Well".
Responsibility: Alexis Coe.

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"In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he's not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. Coe focuses on his activities off the battlefield--like espionage and propaganda. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington once again shocked the world by giving up power, only to learn his compatriots wouldn't allow it. The founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. He established enduring norms but left office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty finally confronted his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the hundreds of men, women, and children he owned--before succumbing to a brutal death. Alexis Coe combines rigorous research and unsentimental storytelling, finally separating the man from the legend."--

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