You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington
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[New York] : Viking, [2020].
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xl, 261 pages ; 24 cm
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Downtown Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction - Biography Shelf  1 available
BIO WASHINGTON 2020
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BIO WASHINGTON 2020

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9780735224100

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"In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he's not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. Coe focuses on his activities off the battlefield--like espionage and propaganda. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington once again shocked the world by giving up power, only to learn his compatriots wouldn't allow it. The founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. He established enduring norms but left office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the men, women, and children he owns--before he succumbs to death. Alexis Coe combines rigorous research and unsentimental storytelling, finally separating the man from the legend."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Coe, A. (2020). You never forget your first: a biography of George Washington . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Coe, Alexis. 2020. You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. [New York]: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Coe, Alexis. You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington [New York]: Viking, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Coe, Alexis. You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Viking, 2020.

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