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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