What was our first president really like? This biographical portrayal goes beyond the standard textbook portrait to reveal the real George Washington: social climber, land-hungry surveyor, self-conscious military officer who often blamed others for his own mistakes. However he gradually built a reputation as a gentleman by educating himself in the classics and sciences, entering politics, and marrying one of the wealthiest women in Virginia. Using impressionistic photography and rare paintings, etchings and prints from museums, libraries and private collections, this American Experience production gives us a rare glimpse at “The Father of our Country.” George Washington – The Man Who Wouldn’t be King. ID 2068 DVD format, 60 minutes running time.
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