Dear George, Dear Mary

Dear George, Dear Mary

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"Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." --George Washington Unrequited love might have sparked a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution. Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries, Dear George, Dear Mary explores George's relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America.From elegant eighteenth-century society to bloody battlefields, the novel creates breathtaking scenes and riveting characters. Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness with his insecurities and his inspirations, using the very words he had spoken and written, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise madness.Dear George, Dear Mary unveils details of a deception long hidden from the world that ultimately led Mary Philipse to named a traitor, condemned to death and left with nothing. While that may sound like the end, ultimately both Mary and George, achieve what they always wanted - freedom.
New York heiress Mary Philipse was the richest belle in Colonial America-- and George Washington's first love. But her outward beauty and refinement disguised madness. A deception long hidden from the world ultimately led Mary Philipse to be named a traitor, condemned to death and left with nothing. Inspired by letters, witness accounts, and journal entries from the eighteenth century, this novel explores their relationship-- and shows how it may have sparked a flame that became the American Revolution. -- adapted from jacket
Published: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250162946
1250162947
Branch Call Number: F CAL
Characteristics: 322 pages ;,24 cm.

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