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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Book Discussion on Mr. President

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 23, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 31, 2014

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  • Feb 23, 2014 | 8:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 24, 2014 | 6:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Mar 16, 2014 | 10:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2014 | 7:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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