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May 17, 2021 52 min
 

 

May 17, 2021 - When we think of George Washington, we see him carved onto Mount Rushmore -- above all of us and certainly above anything as oily as politics. But how did he get up there? Joining us to shine new light on the warrior-statesman's career from a mere state legislator to the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States, is David O. Stewart, who bring us  George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father.

Special thanks to Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D, who submitted a question for David about Washington's biggest regrets. Watch or listen to our conversation about her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.

We previously caught up with David O. Stewart to chat about his books:

Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America
American Emperor – Aaron Burr: The Man Who Shot Alexander Hamilton
The Lincoln Deception (A Fraser and Cook Historical Mystery)

Also check out:

Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy and the documentary Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868, presented by The Great Courses at Hunter College.
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