Martha Washington: An American Life

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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.

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"This is a beautiful, graceful, and elegantly-told love story about a passionate, strong-willed woman--our virtually unknown first First Lady--and her equally strong-willed and passionate husband, the first President of the United States. What is truly remarkable about this book is that the author has succeeded in humanizing George Washington, no easy task, let me assure you. Most books depict him as a stiff, unapproachable figure, but here he is a loving, caring and devoted husband of a gracious, kind and remarkable lady. It is amazing what the author has achieved, considering that Martha Washington destroyed most of the correspondence between herself and her husband over forty-one years. But two real, believable people emerge from this book, a tribute to the skill, scholarship and devotion poured into it by the author."
--Robert V. Remini
Author of Andrew Jackson and The Battle of New Orleans
Winner of the National Book Award

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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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