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Alexis Coe is the author of YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST and ALICE+FREDA FOREVER, a host of PRESIDENTS ARE PEOPLE TOO and NO MAN'S LAND. She's a producer on Doris Kearns Goodwin's forthcoming Washington series on the History Channel and a consultant on the adaptation of her first book. She has frequently appeared on CNN and the History Channel, and has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, and many others.

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You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
"Read if you: Want a fresh look at Washington and/or want to read a biography of Washington, but are intimidated by the many enormous biographies of our first president.

In 2012, I began a "presidential biography" reading plan, in which I read a bi..." Read more of this review »
You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
"If your interested in George Washington, this would be a great book to start with.
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You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
"Thank you to Viking/Goodreads for provided a review copy.

Alexis Coe argues convincingly in "You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington" that what you remember about the first president is not necessarily accurate. In a fun and w..." Read more of this review »
You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
"Refreshing and interesting view of Washington's life. I won a print version in a Goodreads Firstreads contest. I'm looking forward to my 13-yr-old son's opinion. He loves biographies and history."
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That was a mistake made by my publisher. I find it heartbreaking, but am so glad people can look past it.
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“The nights were advantageous, too. After they kissed their families goodnight, it was expected that they would share a bed, their bodies close, their movements obscured under the covers.”
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“In the mind of the public, she seemed endowed with an almost supernatural power to commit heinous acts, no matter the time or place.”
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“I imagined a book that was both written and curated. I wanted readers to see my research, to explore the archival mix, connect with the material, and draw their own conclusions.”
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“A liar is always lavish of oaths.”
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