The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789
Wednesday, February 28 | 4:30pm | Auditorium
***THE AUDITORIUM IS FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SIMULCAST VIEWING IN THE WOMAN'S CLUB ROOM OR VIA LIVESTREAM FROM YOUR HOME.***
Edward J. Larson Historian and Legal Scholar
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson will discuss his latest book, The Return of George Washington. In this lecture, Larson will delve into the fascinating story of how America’s first president came out of retirement to lead the nation once again during a time of crisis. Larson’s meticulous research and engaging storytelling will transport listeners back to a pivotal moment in American history and shed new light on the legendary figure of George Washington. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the foremost historians of our time.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History and numerous other awards for writing and teaching, Larson is the author or co-author of fourteen books and over one hundred published articles. His 2015 book, The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789, was a New York Times Bestseller and resulted in Larson being invited to deliver the 2016 Supreme Court Historical Society lecture in Washington, give the annual Gaines Lecture at Mount Vernon, and serve as a featured presenter for the Library of Congress’s Madison Council event. His other books, which have been translated into over twenty languages, include An Empire of Ice: Scott Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science; A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign; and the Pulitzer Prize winning Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. Larson’s articles have appeared in such varied publications as Nature, Atlantic Monthly, Science, Scientific American, Time, Wall Street Journal, American History, The Guardian, and dozens of law reviews. His latest book, American Inheritance, was published by W.W. Norton in 2023.
($150 Charitable/$40 ticket)
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