Where: David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
When: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Details: Mount Vernon welcomes author Erik Goldstein to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The Swords of George Washington, on March 10, 2016.
The unwavering reverence earned by George Washington during his lifetime is unparalleled in world history, and its luster remains bright to this day. Similarly, his swords have been cherished as relics of the great man for more than two centuries and endure as symbols of not only his accomplishments, but the birth of the American republic on the whole. Thus, it is not surprising that most of the swords which Washington owned retain extensive pedigrees and provide a unique opportunity to study a diverse group of edged weapons as acquired by one prominent American over the course of at least forty years.
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