Book Discussion on The Making of the Prefident 1789

Author and critic Marvin Kitman takes a “tongue-in-cheek” approach to history in his book, The Making of the Prefident, 1789:… read more

Author and critic Marvin Kitman takes a “tongue-in-cheek” approach to history in his book, The Making of the Prefident, 1789: The Unofficial Campaign Biography. Specifically, he looks at the private lifestyle of George Washington, naming, for example, a list of the “Founding Girlfriends". Kitman took this controversial approach "because historians have made. . . Washington more remote. I want to make Washington relevant today.” Kitman’s first book, George Washington’s Expense Account, was also discussed. It deals with the notebook Washington kept during the Revolutionary War of his expenses. In addition, the author describes his work as a television critic for Newsday. close

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Book Discussion on The Making of the Prefident 1789

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Dec 26, 1989
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Dec 27, 1989

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  • Dec 26, 1989 | 9:50am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 1989 | 5:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 1989 | 3:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 1989 | 6:21am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 27, 1989 | 2:08pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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