Cover image for The Washingtons : George and Martha, "join'd by friendship, crown'd by love"
Title:
The Washingtons : George and Martha, "join'd by friendship, crown'd by love"
Author:
Fraser, Flora.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First United States edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Physical Description:
xviii, 440 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country--and of the struggle for independence that he led"--Dust jacket flap.
Language:
English
Contents:
Book one: The colonel and his lady, 1758-1775 -- Colonial colonel -- Dandridge's daughter -- North and south -- Mount Vernon, Fairfax County -- Family affairs -- Acts and associations -- Fevers and physicians -- The schooling of Jacky Custis -- Death and adjustment -- Continental Army -- Book two: The general and Lady Washington, 1775-1783 -- Taking command, 1775 -- Besieging Boston, 1775-1776 -- New York and Philadelphia, 1776 -- Retreat to the Delaware, 1776-1777 -- Morristown and Brandywine, 1777 -- Valley Forge, 1777-1778 -- Philadelphia and Middlebrook, New Jersey, 1778-1779 -- The hard winter: Morristown, 1779-1780 -- Home and headquarters, 1780-1781 -- Victory on the York and private grief, 1781 -- Uncertainty and disaffection, 1781-1783 -- Peace on the Hudson, 1783 -- Book three: After the war, 1784-1802 -- Mount Vernon, 1784-1786 -- Conventions and elections, 1787-1789 -- New York houses, 1789-1790 -- Market Street, Philadelphia, 1790-1793 -- Second term, 1793-1797 -- Retirement, 1797-1798 -- The death of a president, 1799 -- Dissolution, 1799-1802.
ISBN:
9780307272782

9780307474438
Format :
Book