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The Resource Mount Vernon love story : a novel of George and Martha Washington, Mary Higgins Clark

Mount Vernon love story : a novel of George and Martha Washington, Mary Higgins Clark

Label
Mount Vernon love story : a novel of George and Martha Washington
Title
Mount Vernon love story
Title remainder
a novel of George and Martha Washington
Statement of responsibility
Mary Higgins Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charming, insightful and immensely entertaining in its unique presentation of one of America's legendary figures, Mount Vernon Love Story, by Mary Higgins Clark, shows the reader the man behind the legend, a man of flesh, blood and passion, and in the author's skilled hands, the story and the man come fully and dramatically alive. Mary Higgins Clark's interest in George Washington was first sparked by a radio series she was writing in the 1960s, on American presidents. Always a lover of history, she wrote this biographical novel -- her first book -- and titled it Aspire to the Heavens, the family motto of Washington's mother. The book was published in 1969. Its recent discovery by a Washington family descendent led to this reissue under its new title. In researching Washington's life, Mary Higgins Clark was surprised to find the engaging man behind the pious legend. He was a giant of a man in every way, starting with his physical height. He was the best dancer in the colony of Virginia and also a master horseman. She dispels the widespread belief that although George Washington married an older woman, a widow, his true love was Sally Carey Fairfax, his best friend's wife. Martha Dandridge Custis was older, but only by three months. Mary Higgins Clark describes their relationship from their first meeting, their closeness and his tenderness toward her two children. Martha shared his life in every way, crossing the British lines to join him in Boston and enduring with him the bitter hardship of the winter in Valley Forge. In Mount Vernon Love Story, Mary Higgins Clark tells the story of a rare marriage and brings to life the human side of the man who became the "father of our country."
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Cataloging source
GZM
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Clark, Mary Higgins
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.L287
LC item number
A93 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, Martha
  • Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Plantation life
  • Married people
  • Presidents
  • Generals
Label
Mount Vernon love story : a novel of George and Martha Washington, Mary Higgins Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published in hardcover: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Originally published as Aspire to the heavens
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52376053
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780743448949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52376053
  • (OCoLC)52376053
Label
Mount Vernon love story : a novel of George and Martha Washington, Mary Higgins Clark
Publication
Note
  • Previously published in hardcover: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Originally published as Aspire to the heavens
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52376053
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780743448949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52376053
  • (OCoLC)52376053

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