Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington [Hardcover]

By: Mary Higgins Clark

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Signed by Author on attached book plate on fep. Pages clean and binding is tight. In researching George Washington's life, Mary Higgins Clark was surprised to find the engaging man behind the pious legend. He was a giant of a man in every way, starting with his physical height. In an era when men averaged five foot seven inches, he towered over everyone at six foot three. He was the best dancer in the colony of Virginia. He was also a master horseman, which was why the Indians gave him their highest compliment: He rides his horse like an Indian.She dispels the widespread belief that although George Washington married an older woman, a widow, his true love was Sally Carey Fairfax, his best friend's wife. Martha Dandridge Custis was older, but only by three months -- she was twenty-seven to his twenty-six when theymet. Mary Higgins Clark describes their relationship from their first meeting, their closeness and his tenderness toward her two children. Martha shared his life in every way, crossing the British lines to join him in Boston and enduring with him the bitter hardship of the winter in Valley Forge. As Lady Bird Johnson was never called Claudia, Martha Washington was never known as Martha. Her family and friends called her Patsy. George always called her my dearest Patsy and wore a locket with her picture around his neck.In Mount Vernon Love Story, Mary Higgins Clark tells the story of a rare marriage and brings to life the human side of the man who became the father of our country.

Title: Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington [Hardcover]

Author Name: Mary Higgins Clark

Categories: Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions, Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2002-06-18

ISBN: 0743229878

ISBN 13: 9780743229876

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6-2-1856

Keywords: Clark, signed, George Washington,