Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

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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 destroyedby English soldiers. Don Brown once again deftly tells a little known story about a woman who made a significant contribution to American history.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007.
ISBN: 9780618411993
Call Number: 921 MADISON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849 -- Juvenile literature.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Juvenile portraits.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Capture by the British, 1814 -- Juvenile literature.


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May 16, 2017

Good story from early in our nation's history.


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