Martha Washington, An American Life  -     By: Patricia Brady
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Martha Washington, An American Life

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Dimensions: 5.25 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0143037137
ISBN-13: 9780143037132
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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

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Pat Brady rectifies history’s omission in this informative and entertaining biography of the first First Lady. (Cokie Roberts, author of Founding Mothers) Splendid... a compelling new portrait of a woman and her time. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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