The Making of the Prefident 1789

The Unauthorized Campaign Biography of George Washington
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00641227
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802196606
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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A "witty, funny and hysterically silly" political parody that dares to take on the Mount Vernon Machine (The New York Times). Lampooning the modern "campaign insider" books, this book asks: "How is it possible that a man with no military experience becomes a general? He loses more battles than he wins and becomes a war hero? He has absolutely no political opinions in the most sophisticated intellectual period of our history? He has no ambitions, and he wins?" Through careful research, and with plenty of laughs—as well as a foreword by John Cleese—journalist Marvin Kitman exposes George Washington's weaknesses for social climbing and high-stakes whist, not to mention his relationships with the Founding Girlfriends. "Hilarious . . . Will entertain and fascinate even those who think they hate history." —Houston Chronicle