George Washington was many things, including an avid equestrian, and this made him formidable as both a hunter and a soldier. In considering this side of the Founder, Smucker, a fifth-great grandnephew of Washington and a research fellow at the National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, retraces his ancestor’s achievements as a surveyor, a sportsman, and a commander. Making the link between sports and war, Smucker also shows how Washington embodied a young gentleman’s athleticism as well as old world chivalry, a combination that set the pace for Washington’s successors.
Philip G. Smucker - Riding with George: Sportsmanship & Chivalry in the Making of America's First President
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Chicago Review Press - July 1st, 2017
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