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George Washington: You Never Forget Your First – But You Do Misremember Him

How did George Washington view the presidency? What might he think of U.S. politics today? And what lessons does he offer for the challenges ahead?

Past: February 11, 2020 6:00 pm
New York, NY
Speakers:
  • Alexis Coe
  • Julian Zelizer
George Washington

6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Program

How did George Washington view the presidency? What might he think of U.S. politics today? And what lessons does he offer for the challenges ahead? Historian Alexis Coe examines America’s first president in a freshly humanizing light. Her new book, You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington, documents the Revolutionary War hero’s reluctant acceptance of the presidency and his heartbreak over fierce partisanship and infighting in the cabinet.

Alexis Coe, Historian; host of No Man’s Land; author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University; CNN Political Analyst

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