Author: Noemie Emery

Noemie Emery (b. 1938) is a journalist in Washington, DC. A contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and columnist for the Washington Examiner, she has also written for numerous other publications, including Women’s Quarterly, National Review, and Commentary. Emery published her first book, Washington: A Biography, in 1977. Other works include Alexander Hamilton: An Intimate Portrait (1982) and Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families (2006). Emery is a graduate of Barnard College and received a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Young Washington and Cato

Noemie Emery

Young Washington was interested in the cultivation of the habits and conduct of a gentleman. But he was also moved by stories of republican virtue and political courage, as revealed in this excerpt from Washington: A Biography (1976) by American journalist and biographer, Noemie Emery (b. 1938).