Book Discussion on Martha Washington: An American Life

Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published by Viking. She described Martha Washington… read more

Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published by Viking. She described Martha Washington as a decisive woman who contributed greatly to the character of America. In her book the author chronicles the life of the first First Lady from the beginning of her relationship with George Washington to her dedication to her him during the Revolutionary War period. Ms. Brady discussed the prevalent misconceptions about Martha Washington such as a reconstruction of her appearance as a young woman, her timidity, and her business ability. Other topics included her many suitors, her marriage, the books she liked, her children, and her actions during the Revolution. She responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Brady, Patricia Director (Former) Historic New Orleans Collection->Publications
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Book Discussion on Martha Washington: An American Life

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Public Affairs Event
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Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 24, 2005
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2013

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  • Jul 24, 2005 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 01, 2005 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2005 | 5:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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