George Washington's Expense Account

Gen. George Washington and Marvin Kitman, Pfc. (Ret.)
Product Number: EB00641228
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802196613
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

A journalist takes a close look at the Founding Father's creative accounting skills in "a very funny book" (The New York Times Book Review). George Washington made a noble gesture of refusing payment for his services as commander in chief of the Continental Army-but as this book reveals, he also took it as an opportunity to indulge his insatiable lust for fine food and drink, extravagant clothing, and lavish accommodations. In a close analysis of the document that financed our Revolution, Marvin Kitman uncovers some surprising scandals and fascinating facts-and serves each up with verve and wit. "An intriguing network of historical detection." -San Francisco Chronicle

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Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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