Martha Washington: An American Life (Paperback)
 
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Martha Washington: An American Life (Paperback)

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    With this revelatory and painstakingly researched book, Martha Washington, the invisible woman of American history, at last gets the biography she deserves. In place of the domestic frump of popular imagination, Patricia Brady resurrects......more

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With this revelatory and painstakingly researched book, Martha Washington, the invisible woman of American history, at last gets the biography she deserves. In place of the domestic frump of popular imagination, Patricia Brady resurrects the wealthy, attractive, and vivacious young widow who captivated the youthful George Washington. Here are the able landowner, the indomitable patriot (who faithfully joined her husband each winter at Valley Forge), and the shrewd diplomat and emotional mainstay. And even as it brings Martha Washington into sharper and more accurate focus, this sterling life sheds light on her marriage, her society, and the precedents she established for future First Ladies.

Patricia Brady has a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University and served for twenty years as director of publications at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Her previous books include George Washington's Beautiful Nell. She is the recipient of a Mellon fellowship.

Author:
Brady, Patricia
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
276
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
05/30/2006
Copyright Year:
2005
ISBN:
9780143037132
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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