Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Horn, a former White House presidential speechwriter, follows his acclaimed biography of Robert E. Lee, The Man Who Would Not Be Washington, with a revelatory look at the nation’s first president. Starting as Washington withdrew from public life after two terms—a virtually unprecedented move in a world of life-long monarchs—the book charts his efforts to define the life of a national leader in retirement. Telling the story from the perspectives of Washington, his family, friends, and enemies, Horn recounts how Washington found it harder to give up power than he’d expected, returning to military command as well as engaging in feuds with his successors as president.
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Published: Scribner - February 11th, 2020
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