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"Hilarious . . . The Making of the Prefident 1789 will entertain and fascinate even those who think they hate history." James D. Fairbanks, The Houston Chronicle
The Making of the Prefident 1789
The Unauthorized Campaign Biography of George Washington
978-0-8021-3735-7 • $14.00 • Paperback • Oct. 2000
In The Making of the Prefident 1789, humorist and self-appointed historian Marvin Kitman satirizes the contemporary “campaign insider” book while making the case that George Washington was not only “First in War, First in Peace”he was also first among the Founding Fathers in gambling, drinking, and social climbing. And that’s not to mention his weakness for the Founding Girlfriends.
In an irreverent expose of how the Mount Vernon Machine engineered the first presidential election victory, Kitman sets out to answer the questions: “How is it possible that a man with virtually no military experience becomes a general? He loses more battles than he wins and becomes a war hero? He has absolutely no political opinions in the most sophisticated intellectual period of our history? He has no ambitions, and wins?”