Event — Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Conversation with Edward Larson

Where: Smith Auditorium, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA, 22121

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00 pm

Details: Join us for an engaging evening of conversation as Dr. Edward J. Larson discusses his new book George Washington, Nationalist on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This new volume, published by the University of Virginia Press, includes three essays derived from the lectures he presented as the Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History in 2014.

George Washington was the unanimous choice of his fellow founders for president, and he is remembered to this day as an exceptional leader, but how exactly did this manifest itself during his lifetime? In George Washington, Nationalist, acclaimed author Edward J. Larson reveals the fascinating backstory of Washington’s leadership in the political, legal, and economic consolidation of the new nation, spotlighting his crucial role in forming a more perfect union. This important and deeply researched book brings Washington’s unique gift for leadership to life for modern readers, offering a timely addition to the growing body of literature on the Constitution, presidential leadership, executive power, and state-federal relations.

Cost: Free

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