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Virtual Author's Talk - George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation



The first president is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitutional Convention and forging a new nation, but less well known is the story of his involvement in the establishment of a capital city and how it nearly tore the United States apart.

Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 19, 2021. From: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

The first president is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitutional Convention and forging a new nation, but less well known is 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, Watson brings this tale to life. 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. Although Washington died just months before the federal government's official relocation, his vision and influence live on in the city that bears his name.

The talk will last approximately one hour on Zoom. Unsigned copies of the book are available for purchase online. Registration is required for this free event.

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2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

(202) 785-2040
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