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George Washington’s Mount Vernon to Host Book Talk Event with David Rubenstein

MOUNT VERNON, VA – Mount Vernon welcomes author David M. Rubenstein to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss Rubenstein’s book “The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians” on Sunday, November 10 at 5 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit

About “The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians”

Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they’ve come to so intimately know and understand.

  • David McCullough on John Adams
  • Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson
  • Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton
  • Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin
  • Cokie Roberts on Founding Mothers
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln
  • Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King
  • Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon

About David M. Rubenstein

Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms.  The Carlyle Group manages $223 billion from 33 offices around the world.

Rubenstein is also a leader in the area of patriotic philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, the first map of the United States (Abel Buell map), and the first book printed in the United States (Bay Psalm Book).






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