Award-winning Author Alexis Coe Discusses Her Biography of George Washington at Raynham Hall Museum

At Raynham Hall Museum

Join us at 7:00pm as award-winning author and co-host of the podcast Presidents are People Too!, Alexis Coe, sits in conversation with Rep. Steve Israel to discuss and sign copies of her book, You Never Forget Your First.

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Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he is not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won.

After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War cast him as the nation's hero, he was desperate to retire, but the founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. When he retired years later, no one talked him out of it. He left the highest office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created.

Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the men, women, and children he owns--before he succumbs to death.

With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers--including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads--inhaling every page.

PLEASE NOTE: All books signed at this event must be purchased from Theodore's Books. If you purchase your book in advance of the event, please save your receipt.

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington By Alexis Coe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224117
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

Event address: 
Raynham Hall Museum
30 W Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0000