By Flora Fraser. ISBN 978-0-307-27278-2. Copyright 2015. Hardcover with 440 pages including notes, bibliography and index, plus 24 pages of color photographs.
Winner of the 2016 George Washington Book Prize.
A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country, George and Martha Washington, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love". This brilliant account of the Washingtons' long union follows their public and domestic life from the early days in colonial Virginia 1759 through the struggle for independence, the presidency, and finally their return home to Mount Vernon.