George Washington Grew Pot. . .

GWDoobie…and other interesting facts from a new biography of our premier founding father, George Washington. Okay, it wasn’t smoked: it was used to make rope, clothing, paper, etc. And GW was the nation’s richest President in terms of total net worth (over $500 million in today’s dollars) as well as an agricultural innovator. What I’m really doing here is advertising a new book by historian Edward Larson that may actually contribute something new to our understanding of colonial America and one of its most important figures. Washington’s life is an interesting study: he was one of those admired even by his enemies.

Published by James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2023); David Bowie and Romanticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022); Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)); Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019); Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at for details.

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