George Washington was said to be "First in War, First in Peace." In The Making of the President 1789,humorist Marvin Kitman argues that our first president was also the first American leader to ride his personal foibles to political greatness. Kitman lampoons the modern "campaign insider" books, asking: "How is it possible that a man with no military experience becomes a general? He loses more battles than he wins and becomes a war hero? He has absolutely no political opinions in the most sophisticated intellectual period of our history? He has no ambitions, and he wins?" Through careful research, Kitman exposes Washington's weaknesses for social climbing and high-stakes whist and his relationships with the Founding Girlfriends.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060159812
Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060159812
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