In George Washington's Expense Account -- the best-selling expense account in history -- Kitman shows how Washington brilliantly turned his noble gesture of refusing payment for his services as commander in chief of the Continental Army into an opportunity to indulge his insatiable lust for fine food and drink, extravagant clothing, and lavish accommodations. In a close analysis of the document that financed our Revolution, Kitman uncovers more scandals than you can shake a Nixon Cabinet member at -- and serves each up with verve and wit.49), where doubtlesslythey had little free time to squandertheir wages. ... $546 There is nothing unusual about George Washington charging the government for the costs of decorating his house in Cambridge. ... was interior decorating.
|Title||:||George Washington's Expense Account|
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01|