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SJCPL Online Book Club

You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe

2022-08-15 20:00:00 2022-08-15 20:45:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--President, that is--and finds he's not quite the man we remember from school and legend. Main Library - Adult Virtual Programming Room

Monday, August 15
8:00pm - 8:45pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-15 20:00:00 2022-08-15 20:45:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--President, that is--and finds he's not quite the man we remember from school and legend. Main Library - Adult Virtual Programming Room

Main Library

Adult Virtual Programming Room

In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--President, that is--and finds he's not quite the man we remember from school and legend.

A biography of George Washington that debunks many of the tall tales surrounding his legacy. When Coe, a former research curator at the New York Public Library, began gathering information for her latest book, she realized that most of the major Washington biographies had been written by men and were often biased toward a male perspective. Because this book avoids the male-centric viewpoint, it should make for interesting reading even for those who think they know Washington's story. Coe shares the unvarnished truth about the man, exposing many of the myths about him. The author has clearly done her homework, evident throughout the text in the letters and documents she quotes and the numerous sidebars and charts she incorporates, including a listing of the numerous animals housed at Mount Vernon. Evenhanded and engaging, this biography brings fresh insight to one of America's most written-about leaders.

One meeting: Monday, August 15, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. Registration required.

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe is available in print, OverDrive/Libby e-book and OverDrive/Libby e-audiobook.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Authors |

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