By Patricia Brady. ISBN 978-0-14-303713-2. Copyright 2005. Softcover with 276 pages. Includes 18 photographs. Patricia Brady's meticulously researched book has uncovered the history of Martha Washington; able landowner, indomitable patriot and her husband's constant confidante in military, political and personal matters. This superb work vividly portrays Martha Washington's remarkable life, her unusual achievements and her great contribution to America. Because she was the first, she had no role model, no precedent, and she set a standard for every presidential couple for the next two and half centuries.