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The Resource Mary Ball Washington : the untold story of George Washington's mother, Craig Shirley

Mary Ball Washington : the untold story of George Washington's mother, Craig Shirley

Label
Mary Ball Washington : the untold story of George Washington's mother
Title
Mary Ball Washington
Title remainder
the untold story of George Washington's mother
Statement of responsibility
Craig Shirley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stubborn, aristocratic Mary Ball Washington was entrenched in the Old World ways of her ancestors, dismissing the American experiment even as her son led the successful rebellion against the crown. During his youth, ambitious George dove into the hard-scrabble work of a surveyor and rose through the ranks of the fledgling colonial army, even as his overprotective mother tried to discourage these efforts. Mary’s influence on George was twofold. Though she raised her eldest son to become one of the world’s greatest leaders, Mary also tried many times to hold him back. While she passed down her strength and individuality to George, she also sought to protect him from the risks he needed to take to become a daring general and president. But it was this resistance itself which fanned the spark of George’s independence into a flame. The constant tug of war between the two throughout the early years helped define George’s character. In Mary Ball Washington, New York Times bestselling author Craig Shirley uncovers startling details about the inner workings of the Washington family. He vividly brings to life a resilient widow who singlehandedly raised six children and ran a large farm at a time when most women’s duties were relegated to household matters. Throughout, Shirley compares and contrasts mother and son, illuminating the qualities they shared and the differences that divided them. A significant contribution to American history, Mary Ball Washington is the definitive take on the relationship between George and Mary Washington, offering fresh insight into this extraordinary figure who would shape our nation—and the woman who shaped him
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shirley, Craig
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, Mary Ball
  • Washington, George
  • Washington family
Target audience
general
Label
Mary Ball Washington : the untold story of George Washington's mother, Craig Shirley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: honored madam -- Virgin land and virgin love -- To look to the sky -- The rose of Epping Forest -- The marriage of Mary Ball and Augustine Washington -- In the shadow of the empire -- Fredericksburg -- Matriarch -- Lt. Colonel Washington -- Before the revolution -- Off to war -- A separate peace -- Honored madam -- Unto dust shalt thou return -- Epilogue: A monumental legacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780062456519
Lccn
2019021060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
FCDL copy purchased with a donation made in memory of the Robert W. and Donna Maddux family.
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)on1099543442
Label
Mary Ball Washington : the untold story of George Washington's mother, Craig Shirley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: honored madam -- Virgin land and virgin love -- To look to the sky -- The rose of Epping Forest -- The marriage of Mary Ball and Augustine Washington -- In the shadow of the empire -- Fredericksburg -- Matriarch -- Lt. Colonel Washington -- Before the revolution -- Off to war -- A separate peace -- Honored madam -- Unto dust shalt thou return -- Epilogue: A monumental legacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780062456519
Lccn
2019021060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
FCDL copy purchased with a donation made in memory of the Robert W. and Donna Maddux family.
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)on1099543442

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