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Mary Calvi

Biography

Mary Calvi

Mary Calvi spent years as a child wondering about the heiress who had once lived in the grand manor in her hometown. She'd heard in passing that she was once courted by George Washington. Curiosity propelled her to do her own research, when no one could answer the questions she sought. What she uncovered stunned even her, a New York City anchor and reporter and winner of nine New York Emmy awards. DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY is the story she crafted after years of research that took her around the world, physically and digitally.

Mary Calvi

Books by Mary Calvi

by Mary Calvi - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Did unrequited love spark a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution? Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts and journal entries, DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY explores George’s relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America. Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness, using the very words he spoke and wrote, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle.