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You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe
Honestly, I rarely if ever read biographies and almost never read about George Washington. After seeing an article about this book pop up on my list of suggested articles by Google, I figured why not add it to my Goodreads and check it out. The title was catchy and George looked kind of comical on the cover. Worst case, I would just quit the book.
Well quitting never happened! I was hooked since the introduction by the author. The author did an excellent job debunking the false claims that George could not lie, that he had wooden teeth, and other lies that we have been feed since childhood. Truthfully, George was an ass. He literally started a war. But America is free, America does not pay money to support the British Monarchy, and so George did some great things. He rocked his first presidency and left his second term with having made some less than popular decisions.
Overall, I am thrilled that we are seeing another side of George. One based upon truth and research rather than regurgitated lies like having wooden teeth.
If you are looking for a book to take you away from your usual day to day, this is the book for you!