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The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2011

    Excellent Personal Portraits

    This book provided excellent personal portraits of both George and Martha Washington as well as an interesting view of their marriage. The writing was very clear and engaging and the author did a good job of balancing his attention between his subjects. Although some reviewers have described it as a popular rather than academic treatment, it is a worthwhile read. The point of the book is less about citing obscure historical facts and more about creating a view of what their lives and relationship were like.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    The General and Mrs Washington

    In reading this book I became immersed in the life of both historical figures. The author gives attention to both George and Martha in describing the difficulties they overcame during this great American moment. His description as to what it was like for George to be fighting the Revolutionary War was very enlightening. He describes both George and Martha in their home life as well their public life. His characterizations gave me a great respect for the hardship and sacrifice they endured. I felt that it was intelligently written and presented more historical information than embellishment. This is the first book that I have read on George Washington, and through this book I have come to admire and revere a great man and a great woman.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2013

    A very entertaining and informative book about George and Martha

    A very entertaining and informative book about George and Martha Washington that gave a detailed account of what life was like for the rich and powerful plantation owners of that period. It also documented what the Washington's, and men and women like them, were willing to sacrifice in order to secure the freedom of he colonies from England. They could have lost it all if the revolution had failed and yet they pushed on. I thoroughly enjoyed this book will definitely seek out others by Mr. Chadwick.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Great Book

    If you are looking for a book to read about the true life of George and Martha Washington, this is the book for you. It has so many facts and information about their life and how they made it as a family through the Revolution. I have learned so much from reading this book and I have already studied a lot about Washington. It is also an easy read and doesn't loose you from dullness. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    High school and college history were my most hated classes in th

    High school and college history were my most hated classes in the late 40's and early 50's. We learned dates, names, and places. If stories like this had been told, the classes would have been interesting. I now love reading books like this. An easy read. I have a new respect for the Gen. Washington, Martha, and Colonial life. This book brings them tp life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Author wasted a number of pages in useless praise of Washington instead of interesting info.

    See above.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    A must read

    Very informative book. Comfortable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    A good read!

    Excellent historical view from their lives as a married couple and the historic events and how it involved them both. I would recommend it!

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