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By Bruce Chadwick

Here's the tale of the fateful marriage of the richest lady in Virginia and the fellow who might have been king. In telling their tale, Chadwick explains not just their outstanding devotion to one another, yet why the wealthiest couple in Virginia turned revolutionaries who risked the lack of their significant estates and their very lives.

"One of George Washington's mystery guns in his upward thrust to strength and immortality used to be the extreme girl he married. the tale of the half-century-long married love affair of George and Martha Washington is really inspiring."
-Willard Sterne Randall, writer of George Washington, A Life

"Chadwick places a extra human face on Washington by way of making a very exact portrait of the way he and the outgoing Martha lived: their foodstuff, their slaves and servants, their well-being, their furnishings, their everyday life together."-USA at the present time

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