The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

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Grove Press, 2000 - 358 strani
George Washington was said to be "First in War, First in Peace." In The Making of the President 1789, humorist Marvin Kitman argues that our first president was also the first American leader to ride his personal foibles to political greatness. Kitman lampoons the modern "campaign insider" books, asking: "How is it possible that a man with no military experience becomes a general? He loses more battles than he wins and becomes a war hero? He has absolutely no political opinions in the most sophisticated intellectual period of our history? He has no ambitions, and he wins?" Through careful research, Kitman exposes Washington's weaknesses for social climbing and high-stakes whist and his relationships with the Founding Girlfriends.
 

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The Making of the President 1789 The Unauthorized Campaign Biography, by Marvin Kitman (read 8 May 2016) This 1989 book gives evidence of a lot of research and has many footnotes as well as an ... Celotno mnenje

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Readers who fondly remember Kitman's "George Washington's Expense Account" will delight in Kitman's latest skewering of the first "prefident". In a style mimicing the genre of presidencial campaign ... Celotno mnenje

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Being the account of how the author first fell under the spell of the father of his country
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The Making of the General Being the inspiring tale of how George Washington ran for general without knowing it
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The Making of the General II continued Being the awesome chronicle of how the Mount Vernon Machine got the nomination for the secondbest man
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The Making of the War Hero Being the true story of how Silent George managed to win the war even though the score was England 9 USA 2
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The Making of the Reluctant Noncandidate Being the incredible account of the man who said Id rather sit under my fig tree than be prefident
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Campaign 88 Being the amazing saga of how the steamroller chased George Washington over the top
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The Last Huzzah or the Man Who Wouldnt Be King
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Acknowledgments
321
Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
349
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