By Thomas Fleming
George Washington, innovative battle normal, Founding Father, and primary president of the us used to be a hot and engaging guy. He suffered the discomfort of adolescent ardour, fell in love together with his most sensible friend's spouse, and married the rich widow Martha Custis. He poured out his political and armed forces woes to his brother Jack at midnight days of 1776, and in the middle of a depressing iciness camped along with his troops in Valley Forge, he wrote a chatty letter to a chum in England. these kind of incidents are right here in Washington's personal words.
Only via what Washington referred to as his "letters of friendship" do we totally comprehend this complicated guy. They express him joking along with his favourite Frenchman, the Marquis de Lafayette, advising his more youthful kinfolk on love and marriage, writing with emotion to the unobtainable girl he enjoyed, and reconnecting along with her in his outdated age.
Selected and edited through ny instances bestselling historian Thomas Fleming from the thirty-seven volumes of Washington's gathered writings, this ebook should be a revelation to all.
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