The Unexpected George Washington
Mr. Unger talked about his book, The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life, published by Wiley. He argued that the private life of the first president revealed a warm, humorous, and caring man. George Washington had no children of his own but raised many at Mount Vernon over the years. Mr. Unger discussed President Washington’s reading and letter writing habits, his love for farming and for animals, and his decision to free his slaves upon his death. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions. close
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