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You Never Forget Your First

Alexis Coe moves past the well-worn tropes we’ve come to associate with George Washington and paints a cheeky portrait of a man we may think we already know.

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Review of ‘You Never Forget Your First’

He is singular among American heroes: Founding Father, truth-teller, brave but reluctant military leader. In the insightful and entertaining You Never Forget Your First, historian Alexis Coe moves past the well-worn tropes we’ve come to associate with George Washington. Her nuanced portrait paints a man torn between service to country and family.


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