Conversations at the Washington Library is a bi-weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.

First in Books, First in Peace: Kevin Hayes and George Washington's Personal Library

In this episode, Mount Vernon's President and C.E.O. Douglas Bradburn sits down with scholar Kevin J. Hayes to discuss his new book, George Washington: A Life in Books

Kevin J. Hayes, Emeritus Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, now lives and writes in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several books including The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson (Oxford, 2008) and A Journey through American Literature(Oxford, 2012). He is the recipient of the Virginia Library History Award presented by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Center for the Book. He is also the recipient of research fellowships from the Boston Athenaeum, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Lilly Library, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, and the Virginia Historical Society.

Douglas M. Bradburn is the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon and author of the Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union.

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