Citizen Washington

CD - unabridged
Audio (18 discs)
Product Number: BN15178
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781721300105
Narrator/s: John Pruden
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

He became the nation's first hero. But before that, George Washington was just a man. And in his youth, he was a man on the make. He wanted to serve the king, so he donned a red coat and fought the French. He loved another man's wife but yearned for status, so he married a rich widow. He dreamed of wealth, so he accumulated land and slaves. He accumulated enemies, too.. In Citizen Washington, one of those enemies-a newspaper publisher named Hesperus Draper-learns that Martha Washington has burned her husband's letters at his death. So Draper sets his nephew on a quest to find the truth about the letters and about the man himself. The younger Draper meets a dozen people, from Mount Vernon slaves and Iroquois Indians to Jefferson and Adams and the other giants of the era, and they tell their own stories as they tell Washington's: from his callow youth, through the harrowing battles of the Revolution, to the first American presidency. What emerges is a remarkable, multi-faceted portrait of a society reeling toward rebellion, a nation rushing to be born, and a man rising to greatness.

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Author(s): William Martin
Product Number EB00108857
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429962414

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