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by John Cleese,Marvin Kitman


For real biographies of Washington read Chernow, Flexner, and Brookheiser.

For real biographies of Washington read Chernow, Flexner, and Brookheiser.

Lampooning the modern campaign insider books, this book asks: How is it possible that a man with no military experience becomes a general? .

Lampooning the modern campaign insider books, this book asks: 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? . 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?

Lampooning the modern campaign insider books, this book asks: How is it possible that a man with no military .

Lampooning the modern campaign insider books, this book asks: 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?  . Kitman lampoons the modern "campaign insider" books, asking: "How is it possible that a man with no military experience becomes a general?

Marvin Kitman is the other type of history writer, the type that wants to know who the people are under the armor-plated notions, and that brings us to The Making of the Prefident 1789, which is an attempt to put skin on the bone that is the "official" life of George Washington

Marvin Kitman is the other type of history writer, the type that wants to know who the people are under the armor-plated notions, and that brings us to The Making of the Prefident 1789, which is an attempt to put skin on the bone that is the "official" life of George Washington.

The Making of the Prefident 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography (HarperCollins, 1989)

Although politically liberal, Kitman had often admired the mostly conservative O'Reilly as a broadcaster and O'Reilly. The Making of the Prefident 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography (HarperCollins, 1989). The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O'Reilly (St Martins Press, 2007).

Get this from a library! The making of the president, 1789 : the . Responsibility: Marvin Kitman ;.

Get this from a library! The making of the president, 1789 : the unauthorized campaign biography. Satire of 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. Abstract

The Unauthorized Campaign Biography of George Washington. Books related to The Making of the Prefident 1789.

The Unauthorized Campaign Biography of George Washington.

ISBN 10: 0802137350 ISBN 13: 9780802137357 Publisher: Grove Press, 2000 Softcover. Customers who bought this item also bought. 1. The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography.

The Making of the President : The Unauthorized Campaign Biography. No politician is safe from the media glare-not even one of the Founding Fathers when, 200 years later, Marvin Kitman turns the spotlight on America's first president. Kitman's deadpan humor goes straight to the mark as he gives readers a critical and always entertaining lesson in history.

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Lasīt pilnu pārskatu. Lietotāja recenzija - jztemple - LibraryThing. Citi izdevumi - Skatīt visu Marvin Kitman Ierobežota priekšskatīšana - 2007. The making of the president 1789: the unauthorized campaign biography Marvin Kitman Fragmentu skats - 1989.

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.
Yozshugore
This is a hilarious send-up of our founding father. He notes expense after expense "to Wash" which the author notes ended up being a lot of money for laundry. My admiration for our first president is immense, especially because he quit after 8 years and turned the presidency over to Adams. But to find out he began his tenure as commander of the continental army by selling his gun and buying a horse! Classic! Of course asking for his expenses to be covered meant he didn't have to keep begging politicians to pay him for spies and such. Although he and his staff did drink an awful lot of Madeira. Enormous fun to read.
Domarivip
a different perspective. I'm glad we put the prez on a salary.
Daron
One of the most interesting books on George Washington ever written. Not only the Father of our country, he was the Father of the expense account.
Felolv
Loved this for research
digytal soul
An enjoyable (but politically dated) read
mIni-Like
A much better understanding of the times and the man can be achieved by reading the author's "The Making Of The President". This book is less illuminating because of the relentless sarcasm and the author's demand that the reader continuously construct their own summation instead of Mr. Kitman providing the summary conclusions derived from his studied data. I'm an ardent fan of sarcasm and capable of linear and even non-linear thought but throughout the book Mr. Kitman seems divided between beating a dead horse and leaving all arguments open-ended. General George Washington beat the taxpayers soundly or didn't he? Was it worth the price or wasn't it? Would we have gained our freedom sooner or never with a true military mind running the war? Etc., etc. Answering these questions or any questions for that matter may not have been Mr. Kitman's intent in writing this book. However, I prefer an author that announces a premise and eventually, however convoluted the path, leads us to a conclusion that we may or may not choose to agree with.
elegant stranger
Was George Washington first in war; first in peace; and first in discovering the joys of an unlimited expense account? Hint: Generals earned $166 per month. At the end of 8 years of war George Washington presented an expense account of $499,261.51. That was when a dollar was a continental. Washington included interest for money he loaned himself and depreciation. He later offered to work only for expenses as president and got a salary in stead.
Readers who fondly remember Kitman's "George Washington's Expense Account" will delight in Kitman's latest skewering of the first "prefident". In a style mimicing the genre of presidential campaign histories. The author reveals how Washington rose from a poor Virginia surveyor who by luck, planning and social skills (Kitman refers to him as "The Minuet Man" at times) to become the only choice as the first president. Kitman's style is modern satire, but he scrupulously footnotes his sources, quotes the famed Washington biographers and overall certainly lends a air of truth and convictiion to his narrative, even if it will enflame all the True Belivers. His humor does get heavy handed at times and by the last third of the book the witicisms seem somewhat strained, but there's real history to be uncovered here.
The Making of the Prefident 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography ebook
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John Cleese,Marvin Kitman
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