Martha Washington: An American Life (Paperback)

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    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 includeGeorge Washington's Beautiful Nell. She is the recipient of a Mellon fellowship.

    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.

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    ISBN 9780143037132
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 276
    Publisher Date 2006-05-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An American Life
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Brady, Patricia
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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