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George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father – author discussion via zoom

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable is pleased to welcome David O. Stewart to speak via zoom at its November meeting. Mr. Stewart will discuss his recent book, George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father.

The publisher, Penguin-Random House, describes the book as follows:

Washington’s rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his mid-twenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his own military career thanks to an outrageous ego. But by his mid-forties, that headstrong, unwise young man had evolved into an unassailable leader chosen as the commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army. By his mid-fifties, he was unanimously elected the nation’s first president. How did Washington emerge from the wilderness to become the central founder of the United States of America?

In this remarkable new portrait, award-winning historian David O. Stewart unveils the political education that made Washington a master politician—and America’s most essential leader. From Virginia’s House of Burgesses, where Washington mastered the craft and timing of a practicing politician, to his management of local government as a justice of the Fairfax County Court to his eventual role in the Second Continental Congress and his grueling generalship in the American Revolution, Washington perfected the art of governing and service, earned trust, and built bridges. The lessons in leadership he absorbed along the way would be invaluable during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the new nation.

Formerly a trial and appellate lawyer, David O. Stewart became a bestselling writer of history and historical fiction. The Wall Street Journal called his George Washington “an outstanding biography,” with “clear, often superlative” writing and “a narrative drive such a life deserves.” His other histories have explored the Constitutional Convention, James Madison, Aaron Burr’s treason, and Andrew Johnson’s impeachment. Mr. Stewart also writes historical fiction and his latest book, being released in November, is The New Land, which follows settlers on Maine’s bloody coast in the 1750s.

The North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable welcomes guests at its meetings. To request the zoom link for this meeting, please send an email to [email protected] by November 10.

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Date:
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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North Jersey American Revolution Round Table
Phone:
973-919-2439
Email:
barbara.demarest@verizon.net
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