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Martha Washington

By: Patricia Brady
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
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With this revelatory and painstakingly researched book, Martha Washington, the invisible woman of American history, at last gets the biography she deserves. In place of the domestic frump of popular imagination, Patricia Brady resurrects the wealthy, attractive, and vivacious young widow who captivated the youthful George Washington. Here are the able landowner, the indomitable patriot (who faithfully joined her husband each winter at Valley Forge), the shrewd diplomat, and emotional mainstay. And even as it brings Martha Washington into sharper and more accurate focus, this sterling life sheds light on her marriage, her society, and the precedents she established for future First Ladies.

©2005 Patricia Brady (P)2019 Tantor

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In-depth portrayal of a woman we all think we know

Really enjoyed this biography. There is a lot of biographical information, and repeated names as was common during the time, so there were times I had to go back and re-listen to a portion. I ended up purchasing a print copy as well, and am glad I had it to reference. The narrator is pleasant to listen to, but there were several occasions where she misread a word in the text- "meditated" instead of "mediated," etc. Perhaps no great thing, but frustrating as the word she read completely changed the meaning of the sentence. Could have benefited from better direction, perhaps.

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Stick with it!

I like the content of the book. it was hard to get into at first because of all the detailed background information about family information. The narration however seemed a bit choppy at times and not quite clear. I would still suggest this book for history lovers.

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My DAR book club read this book. The person reading the book made me feel like I was hearing the story from Martha, Washington herself. It was very detailed, including giving list of how many of what household items were taken from one place to another.

It was well written, and gave a lot of historical information that I was glad to have

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Very interesting

I found this book very interesting although I admit I struggled a bit keeping track of all the family and friends.

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I truly enjoyed this book. It was well narrated and excellent content. I hope to read about all the Presidents First Ladies. Hop

I truly enjoyed this book about our First Lady. Well written and narrated. It kept my attention and took me into the lives of George Washington and his lady. I highly recommend.

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Excellent narration and story!

I loved this telling of the life of Martha Washington! Fascinating story of our First Lady!

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