The Making of the Prefident 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

Marvin Kitman (Author) John Cleese (Foreword by)
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Description

George Washington was said to be "First in War, First in Peace." In The Making of the President 1789, humorist Marvin Kitman argues that our first president was also the first American leader to ride his personal foibles to political greatness. Kitman lampoons the modern "campaign insider" books, asking: "How is it possible that a man with 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 he wins?" Through careful research, Kitman exposes Washington's weaknesses for social climbing and high-stakes whist and his relationships with the Founding Girlfriends.

Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
September 21, 2000
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.49 X 1.0 X 8.27 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802137357

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About the Author

John Cleese is a comedian, actor, producer, and director, as well as the Provost's Visiting Professor at Cornell University. Cleese is best known for his work on Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, as well as numerous other on-screen performances, including as Q in the James Bond franchise and Nearly Headless Nick in the Harry Potter movies. Cleese holds an M.A. in law from Cambridge University, and an honorary LL.D. from St. Andrews University, where he was rector for several years.