Unpopular Opinions: Dear George, Dear Mary

March 22nd, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Combining romance with history, Dear George, Dear Mary by Mary Calvi tells the story of a young George Washington and heiress Mary Philipse’s relationship. While the book draws from historical accounts, personal journals, and letters between the two, it stirred up controversy for its bold claim that Washington’s hatred of the British stemmed from his relationship with Ms. Philipse. Is this fact, or mere speculation?  What else did this popular work get wrong or right? Read the book for yourself and hear what others have to say at Unpopular Opinions! 


Unpopular Opinions is a monthly discussion group that analyzes works of historical fiction, as well as nonfiction, for their accuracy and overall quality. Group members are encouraged to share their thoughts and questions, so grab a book, watch some TV, and get ready to share your unpopular opinions! 


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