Book Discussion on Mr. President
Historian Harlow Unger talked about his book, Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office, in… read more
Historian Harlow Unger talked about his book, Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office, in which he recounts the presidency of George Washington and his transformation of the office of the president from a ceremonial title to a leadership position. In his book, the author argues that President Washington, aware of the precedent he was setting, gained ever-widening executive powers during his tenure despite Constitutional limits. Harlow Unger spoke at the New York Public Library in New York City. close
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