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Why Are Male Historians So Obsessed With George Washington’s Thighs?

There’s more to the founding father than just his body

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On the Gist, Russia is at it again.

In the interview, Mike chats with historian Alexis Coe, author of the new book You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. They discuss the founding-father’s height, dentures and that awkward obsession male historians have about the man’s thighs.

In the spiel, a lobstar of the antentwig.

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