General and Mrs Washington by Bruce Chadwick
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General and Mrs Washington
By Bruce Chadwick

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General and Mrs Washington by Bruce Chadwick

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Here is the story of the fateful marriage of the richest woman in Virginia and the man who could have been king. In telling their story, Chadwick explains not only their remarkable devotion to each other, but why the wealthiest couple in Virginia became revolutionaries who risked the loss of their vast estates and their very lives. "One of George Washington's secret weapons in his rise to power and immortality was the extraordinary woman he married. The story of the half-century-long married love affair of George and Martha Washington is truly inspiring."-Willard Sterne Randall, author of George Washington, A Life "Chadwick puts a more human face on Washington by creating a very detailed portrait of how he and the outgoing Martha lived: their food, their slaves and servants, their health, their furniture, their daily life together."-USA Today

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781402210419
ISBN-10: 1402210418
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x 27mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Sourcebooks, Inc
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bruce Chadwick

Bruce Chadwick is a former journalist and the author of six works of history: The First American Army, George Washington's War, Brother Against Brother, Two American Presidents, Traveling theUnderground Railroad and The Reel Civil War. He lectures in American History at Rutgers University and also teaches writing at New Jersey City University. He lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

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