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You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington

by Coe, Alexis (Author)

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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 dow... Full description

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Table of 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".
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