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You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington, Alexis Coe

Label
You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington
Title
You never forget your first
Title remainder
a biography of George Washington
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Coe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coe, Alexis
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington, Alexis Coe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780735224100
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 513280
  • (HPL)366936
  • 513280
Label
You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington, Alexis Coe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780735224100
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 513280
  • (HPL)366936
  • 513280

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