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Old Barracks Lecture Series: “Young Washington…” with Peter Stark
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Barracks is pleased to host lectures and discussions by leading historians and authors on a variety of subjects sponsored by the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey. Lectures are free to attend and start at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.
On Thursday, November 14 the Barracks welcomes Peter Stark to lecture on his book “Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father,” a finalist for the 2019 George Washington Book Prize. This is a new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of “Astoria.” Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War—a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution.