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Mary Ball Washington

Mary Ball Washington (eBook)

The Untold Story Of George Washington'S Mother

de Craig Shirley 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: HARPERCOLLINS
Edição ou reimpressão: dezembro de 2019
18,74€
Disponibilidade Imediata
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The Mother of the Father of our Country. Mary Ball Washington was an unlikely candidate to be the mother of historys most famous revolutionary. In fact, George Washingtons first fight for independence was from his controlling, singular mother. Stubborn, aristocratic Mary Ball Washington was entrenched in the Old World ways of her ancestors, dismissing the American experiment even as her son led the successful rebellion against the crown. During his youth, ambitious George dove into the hard-scrabble work of a surveyor and rose through the ranks of the fledgling colonial army, even as his overprotective mother tried to discourage these efforts.Marys influence on George was twofold. Though she raised her eldest son to become one of the worlds greatest leaders, Mary also tried many times to hold him back. While she passed down her strength and individuality to George, she also sought to protect him from the risks he needed to take to become a daring general and president. But it was this resistance itself which fanned the spark of Georges independence into a flame. The constant tug of war between the two throughout the early years helped define Georges character.In Mary Ball Washington, New York Times bestselling author Craig Shirley uncovers startling details about the inner workings of the Washington family. He vividly brings to life a resilient widow who singlehandedly raised six children and ran a large farm at a time when most womens duties were relegated to household matters. Throughout, Shirley compares and contrasts mother and son, illuminating the qualities they shared and the differences that divided them. A significant contribution to American history, Mary Ball Washington is the definitive take on the relationship between George and Mary Washington, offering fresh insight into this extraordinary figure who would shape our nationand the woman who shaped him.

Mary Ball Washington
The Untold Story Of George Washington'S Mother
ISBN: 9780062456533 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 12-2019 Editor: HARPERCOLLINS Idioma: Inglês Páginas: 384 Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Outros

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