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You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe

You Never Forget Your First

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You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
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Feb 04, 2020 | ISBN 9780735224100
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“Every now and then a fresh, new biography told by a gifted storyteller on a familiar figure captures our imagination. So it is with this spirited and engaging biography of George Washington.”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Leadership and Team of Rivals
 
“A bewitching combination of erudition and cheek, You Never Forget Your First is a playful, disruptive work of history.”
—Jennifer Egan, New York Times bestselling author of Manhattan Beach
 
“If you think there is nothing new to learn about George Washington, then you have a treat in store with Alexis Coe’s You Never Forget Your First. In this keen and savage analysis of our longstanding Washington canon, Coe dramatically reshapes our understanding of the president who could not tell a lie (actually, he could, and did). The result is a humorous, sympathetic and refreshingly human portrait of Washington that is destined to become a classic.”
—Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghosts of Eden Park

“Alexis Coe knocks the standard fusty portrait of George W. off the wall and gives us a fresh, funny, and decidedly feminist take on our primo president. At once deeply researched and delightfully cheeky, You Never Forget Your First gives Washington a modern spin, revealing the complicated man behind the many myths, peeling away the macho veneer applied by previous (male) biographers. Coe proves how valuable a new set of eyes on the historical record can be.”
—Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
 
“With quick wit and an abundance of humor, Alexis Coe introduces readers to the nation’s first president in a new and accessible style. You Never Forget Your First will make readers laugh AND reconsider American history.”
—Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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