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

by Fraser, Flora.

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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. Full description

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Table of 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.
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