Dolley Madison Saves George Washington
Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her, too. Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley had to meet challenges greater than she’d ever known. So Dolley did one thing she thought might make a difference: she saved George Washington. Not the man himself, but a portrait of him, which would surely have been destroyed by English soldiers. Don Brown once again deftly tells a little known story about a woman who made a significant contribution to American history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SRThompson - LibraryThing
This picture book tells the story of James Madison's wife, Dolley Madison. Everyone felt from the war between England and America, but Dolley did not. Instead, she made sure the painting of George ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - matthewbloome - LibraryThing
This was a truly fascinating book, illuminating a bit more of the life of the founders while illustrating the War of 1812 a bit more for its readers. I was incredibly impressed with the entire text. I ... Read full review