Coe: John and Abigail Adams are an American dynasty and were very aware of that. And that includes putting in anecdotes about Washington slapping an enslaved man because he could not lift a log on his own. And that is something that Washington feared and spoke to in his farewell address: that unprincipled men could take over who just want power and will listen to foreign influence, seek it out in order to maintain power.
Alexis Coe: If you had told me years ago that I would write a book on George Washington, I would have thought that was insane.
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No, Washington went and bought [Billy Lee]. Thank you for your feedback. She lingers over how obsessed previous biographers have been with Washington's athletic masculinity, his thighs in particular; the most famous ones describe them as "muscular," able to grip a horse's flanks "with ease" and "well-developed" -- an assessment that Coe writes seems evident from the portraiture of the age, even if the lingering historical attention seems overly lavish.
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