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Ford Evening Book Talk

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington invites you to join us for our monthly Evening Book Talk, which features authors and historians discussing their latest books about George Washington and our nation’s Founding era. Lectures are free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.

Francis D. Cogliano

AUGUST 7, 2014
Mount Vernon welcomes author Francis D. Cogliano to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy, on August 7, 2014.
 


François Furstenberg

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Mount Vernon welcomes author François Furstenberg to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation, on September 18, 2014.


Nathaniel Philbrick

OCTOBER 2, 2014
Mount Vernon welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, on October 2, 2014. Reception and book-signing to take place in the same facility immediately following the lecture.


Location

All lectures will be held in the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library.

PARKING:
Attendees should park in Mount Vernon visitor parking lots and enter the library campus via the pedestrian gate near the 4-way stop.

Special offer from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Consider dining with us at the Mount Vernon Inn before this event. Once you register, print your tickets and bring them to the Inn on the evening of the book talk event to receive 10% off your entire check or a free appetizer with purchase of two entrees.

Call 703.780.0011 to make a reservation.

Past Book Talks

Jan. 30, 2014 - Philip Levy
February 6, 2014 - Joseph Manca
March 4, 2014 - C. L. Bragg
April 17, 2014 - James Corbett David
May 21, 2014 - John A. Nagy
June 3, 2014 - Robert McDonald
June 26, 2014 - CACI Chairman Dr. J. Phillip (Jack) London
July 9, 2014 - Cynthia A. Kierner



Mount Vernon has enjoyed a very special relationship with the Ford Motor Company dating back more than 90 years.
We are grateful for their generous support and we applaud their abiding respect for American heritage.