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[[ PDF / Epub ]] ✅ You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Author Alexis Coe – Paperless-kitchen.info 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 RememberYoung 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 SaddleBut 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 Battles Than He Won Coe Focuses On His Activities Off The Battlefield Like Espionage And PropagandaAfter 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 CreatedBack On His Plantation, The Man Who Fought For Liberty Finally Confronted His Greatest Hypocrisy What To Do With The Hundreds Of Men, Women, And Children He Owned Before Succumbing To A Brutal DeathAlexis Coe Combines Rigorous Research And Unsentimental Storytelling, Finally Separating The Man From The Legend


10 thoughts on “You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

  1. Jackie Jackie says:

    Won this in a goodreads giveaway Wonderful book Extremely interesting and shows how old history books need to be rewritten


  2. Madeline Madeline says:

    I never thought I d answer the question So what are you reading with A biography of George Washington But I did, and am so glad I picked this one up I was first drawn to it because of the title, the hilarious cover and the fact that it is written by a woman It s hard to find historical non fiction written by women, especially when it


  3. Mari Mari says:

    I picked this up on a whim after I was looking at a list of recent releases I ve always had a vague interest in reading presidential biographies, and I loved the way that this one was framed I was not disappointed Why you may not like this book It is a breeze of a biography that skips over chunks of Washington s life, specifically the details


  4. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    Alexis Coe s You Never Forget Your First is a fresh examination of what is a myth and what is a truth about our first president I have to admit just knowing that someone would actually critically look at Washington the man rather than the humble, military genius that most authors take really excited me This book did not disappoint Coe explores Washing


  5. Samantha Samantha says:

    Biography is generally not my favorite nonfiction genre, but this is the best book EVER If, like me, you love Revolutionary War and founding fathers stuff but could really do without hundreds of pages of battle strategy and lionization of imperfect men, then this is the Washington bio for you Coe s honest, unsentimental account of the life of our first Preside


  6. Kim Kim says:

    Did I need a George Washington biography in my life No But did I need one written by a woman Yes I learned about Alexis Coe via No Man s Land, the podcast by The Wing I learned Alexis is a woman American historian, of which there are few This book is great It s like having your smartest friend tell you about our first President Whatever you ve heard or learned about Wa


  7. Jason Diamond Jason Diamond says:

    Excellent Teach this book in schools It s one of the most engaging and honest biographies on a founding father I ve read maybe ever.


  8. Jennifer Schultz Jennifer Schultz says:

    Read if you Want a fresh look at Washington and or want to read a biography of Washington, but are intimidated by the many enormous biographies of our first president In 2012, I began a presidential biography reading plan, in which I read a biography of every president including Obama I finished this project in 2015 Biographies of presidents has always been an interest of mine going bac


  9. Paul Paul says:

    Great biography on Washington The author tries to deal with issues previously not dealt with in other biographies that might have caused us to see Washington as a godlike figure A very nice read on Washington s life.


  10. Miriam Miriam says:

    I ll give this 3 1 2 starsAlexis Coe approaches George Washington s life and accomplishments from a decidedly twenty first century perspective Using primary sources from George Washington s writings journals, letters, and accounts and those of his contemporaries, Coe weaves together a biography of our first President In the introduction, Coe states that she s the first female biographer of Washington who


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