Martha Washington An American Life

ISBN-10: 0143037137
ISBN-13: 9780143037132
Edition: N/A
Authors: Patricia Brady
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Prologue: On the Road to History
Little Patsy Dandridge
Courtship
Young Mrs. Custis
The Widow Custis and Colonel Washington
Gentry Life at Mount Vernon
Lady Washington and the American Revolution
Valley Forge and Eventual Victory
Mount Vernon and a New Family
The President's Lady
The Torments of the Second Term
"Under Their Vine and Under Their Fig Tree"
The Widow Washington
Epilogue: The Real Martha Washington
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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