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Martha Washington: An American Life

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In her superb new biography, Brady draws on a vast array of primary sources to reconstruct the daily texture of the Washingtons' marriage as well as the nuances of Martha's character.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Martha Washington Prologue: On the Road to History

One: Little Patsy Dandridge

Two: Courtship

Three: Young Mrs. Custis

Four: The Widow Custis and Colonel Washington

Five: Gentry Life at Mount Vernon

Six: Lady Washington and the American Revolution

Seven: Valley Forge and Eventual Victory

Eight: Mount Vernon and a New Family

Nine: The President's Lady

Ten: The Torments of the Second Term

Eleven: "Under Their Vine and Under Their Fig Tree"

Twelve: The Widow Washington

Epilogue: The Real Martha Washington

Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037132
Author:
Brady, Patricia
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
First Ladies
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Presidents' spouses -- United States.
Subject:
Washington, Martha
Subject:
Biography-First Ladies
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w art insert; b/w family trees
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.48x5.56x.65 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Washington, George
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