Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother
The Mother of the Father of our Country.
Mary Ball Washington was an unlikely candidate to be the mother of history’s most famous revolutionary. In fact, George Washington’s first fight for independence was from his controlling, singular mother.
Stubborn, aristocratic Mary Ball Washington was entrenched in the Old World ways of her ancestors, dismissing the American...more
I think there was a bit of an editing problem, things were redundant, weirdly phrased. The author calls Mary Washington a helicopter parent twice. Now the author should not used this term but how could anyone proofing or reading any drafts of this not say something after ...more
The book is difficult to read, partly because of the small, odd typeface chosen by the publisher and partly because of the author's preference for strange, overcomplicated sentences.
Author Shirley admits up front there is extremely little source material on Mary Ball Washington, and then proceeds to craft a 290 page book around everything BUT Mary Ball Washington.