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Ford Evening Book Talk: Philip Levy

Mount Vernon welcomes author Philip Levy to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Where The Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home, on January 30, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Joseph Manca

Mount Vernon welcomes author Joseph Manca to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book George Washington’s Eye:Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon, on February 6, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: C. L. Bragg

Mount Vernon welcomes author C. L. Bragg to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Crescent Moon over Carolina: William Moultrie and American Liberty, on March 4, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: James Corbett David

Mount Vernon welcomes author James Corbett David to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Dunmore's New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings, on April 17, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: John A. Nagy

Mount Vernon welcomes author John A. Nagy to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution, on May 21, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: CACI Chairman Dr. J. Phillip (Jack) London

Character: The Ultimate Success Factor is based on Dr. London’s personal, corporate, and military experiences, along with real-life examples. “I decided to write about character because of its central role in our personal, professional, and organizational success,” Dr. London says. “Character is a unique set of moral and ethical qualities that define what we believe in, what we stand for, and what we expect of ourselves and others. While a variety of factors form our abilities and influence the events in our lives, how individuals and organizations act on these qualities determines how far they will go.”

Dr. London served as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 1984 to 2007, and is considered to be the founder of the modern-era CACI. A retired U.S. Navy Captain, Dr. London has received national industry leadership recognition that includes the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from the Navy League of the United States, the John W. Dixon Award from the Association of the United States Army, and the Nathan Hale Award from the Reserve Officers Association. Dr. London has been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Greater Washington GovCon Halls of Fame. Additionally, the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington presents the annual Dr. J.P. London Award for Promoting Ethical Behavior named in his honor.

Ford Evening Book Talk: Cynthia A. Kierner

Mount Vernon welcomes author Cynthia A. Kierner, Ph.D. to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times, on July 9, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: François Furstenberg

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.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Nathaniel Philbrick

Mount Vernon welcomes award-winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, followed by a reception, on October 2, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Denver Brunsman

Mount Vernon welcomes author Denver Brunsman to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, on November 18, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Jeffrey Pasley

Mount Vernon welcomes author Jeffrey Pasley to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The First Presidential Contest: The Election of 1796 and the Beginnings of American Democracy, on December 16, 2014.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Turk McCleskey

Mount Vernon welcomes author Turk McCleskey to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier, on January 8, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

Mount Vernon welcomes author Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789, on May 14, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Aaron David Miller

Mount Vernon welcomes author Aaron David Miller to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President, on June 24, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Cassandra Good

Mount Vernon welcomes author Cassandra Good to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic , on July 23, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Andrea Wulf

Mount Vernon welcomes author Andrea Wulf to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, on September 16, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Harry Kraemer

Mount Vernon welcomes author Harry Kraemer to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership, on October 6, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Paul Brandus

Mount Vernon welcomes author Paul Brandus to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories, on November 12, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Colin Gordon Calloway

Mount Vernon welcomes author Colin Gordon Calloway to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army, on December 1, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: T. H. Breen

Mount Vernon welcomes author and historian T. H. Breen to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his new book George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation, on January 20, 2016.

 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Edward G. Lengel

Mount Vernon welcomes author Edward G. Lengel to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's—Prosperity, on February 25, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Erik Goldstein

Mount Vernon welcomes author Erik Goldstein to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book The Swords of George Washington, on March 10, 2016. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Vaughan Lobby, and an opportunity to view three of Washington’s swords from the Revolution, which are on display in the Museum, together for the first time in more than 200 years.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: David Preston

Mount Vernon welcomes author David Preston to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution on March 23, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Nathaniel Philbrick

Mount Vernon welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution on May 10, 2016.

 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Fergus Bordewich

Mount Vernon welcomes author Fergus M. Bordewich to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government on June 9, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Patrick K. O'Donnell

Mount Vernon welcomes author Patrick K. O'Donnell to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution on July 5, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: John Sedgwick

Mount Vernon welcomes author John Sedgwick to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Theater to discuss his book War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Lydia Brandt

Mount Vernon welcomes author Lydia Brandt to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss her book First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 

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