Livingston Lecture: Ron Chernow: Washington: A Life
Monday, October 25, 2010
In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president.
Ron Chernow is the prize-winning author of five previous books. His first, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award. His two most recent books, Alexander Hamilton and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. Chernow lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Livingston Lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Livingston Foundation of Atlanta.
This lecture will be held at the Atlanta History Center. Admission is $5 members; $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are required for all lectures. Reservations required. Call 404.814.4150.