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The Resource Dear George, Dear Mary

Dear George, Dear Mary

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Dear George, Dear Mary
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Dear George, Dear Mary
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A novel about heiress Mary Philipse's relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine-time New York Emmy award-winning journalist Mary Calvi."Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." —George WashingtonDid unrequited love spark 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, using the very words he spoke and wrote, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle.Dear George, Dear Mary reveals why George Washington had such bitter resentment toward the Brits, established nearly two decades before the American Revolution, and it unveils details of a deception long hidden from the world that led Mary Philipse to be 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
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Calvi, Mary
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
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Dear George, Dear Mary
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781250162939
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optical disk
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Dear George, Dear Mary
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250162939
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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