Book Talk: Robert P. Watson on “George Washington’s Final Battle”

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Date(s) - Thu, Nov 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Event Description

On Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Noon EST, join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society for a discussion with historian Robert P. Watson on his latest book: “George Washington’s Final Battle.”

George Washington is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitution, and forging a new nation, but few know the story of his involvement in the establishment of a capital city and how it nearly tore the United States apart. In “George Washington’s Final Battle,” Robert P. Watson brings this tale to life, telling how the country’s first president tirelessly advocated for a capital on the shores of the Potomac. Washington envisioned and had a direct role in planning many aspects of the city that would house the young republic. In doing so, he created a landmark that gave the fledgling democracy credibility, united a fractious country, and created a sense of American identity.

The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.