The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

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In The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers from Smithsonian Books, historian Thomas Fleming, author of The Perils of Peace, offers a fresh look at the critical role of women in the lives of Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison. Fleming nimbly takes readers through a great deal of early American history, as our founding fathers struggle to reconcile the private and public–and often deal with a media every bit as gossip-seeking and inflammatory as ours today.
 

About Thomas Fleming

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New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is one of the most distinguished and productive historians and novelists of our time. He has written 20 nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. He has also written 23 historical novels, many of them bestsellers.
 
Published October 14, 2009 by Collins Reference. 486 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Popular historian Fleming (The Perils of Peace: America’s Struggle for Survival After Yorktown, 2007, etc.) takes a rosy look at the enduring marriages of Washington, Franklin, Adams, Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison, despite some dalliances, separations and extreme job pressure.

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In this solid, sometimes titillating account, novelist and historian Fleming (The Perils of Peace ) draws parallels to today's media obsession with our leaders' sex lives.

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To any person interested, even intrigued, by early American history, the arguments presented are worth the price of the book alone.Ample time is given to revealing sentiments regarding Jefferson and his wife, Martha.

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