Hear from Niall O'Dowd, author of George Washington and the Irish: Incredible Stories of the Irish, Spies, Soldiers, and Workers Who Helped Free America. This new book is the untold story of the vital role the Irish played in the American Revolution –not just on the battlefield but also in the field hospitals and in the framing of the Declaration of Independence. O'Dowd takes readers on a journey to explore the personal relationships between some of these men and women with the first president of the United States.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and have their books signed.

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Add to Calendar 03/08/2023 19:00:00 03/08/2023 20:00:00 America/New_York Ford Evening Book Talk: George Washington and the Irish

Hear from Niall O'Dowd, author of George Washington and the Irish: Incredible Stories of the Irish, Spies, Soldiers, and Workers Who Helped Free America. This new book is the untold story of the vital role the Irish played in the American Revolution –not just on the battlefield but also in the field hospitals and in the framing of the Declaration of Independence. O'Dowd takes readers on a journey to explore the personal relationships between some of these men and women with the first president of the United States.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and have their books signed.

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About the Book

George Washington changed the world and saved democracy by defeating the British during the American War of Independence. The Irish role in the American Revolution, the war for the ages, has never been correctly reported. Because many of the Irish who fought were poor and illiterate and left no memoirs, their stories and role have never been told. Until now.

The Irish played a huge role in the American Revolution, not just on the battlefield but also in the field hospitals and in the framing of the Declaration of Independence. Learn the story of the famous spy Hercules Mulligan, who saved George Washington’s life on two occasions and who was famously portrayed by Okieriete Onaodowan in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Hamilton. Discover the story of Edward Hoban, a carpenter from Ireland who Washington tasked with building the most famous residence in the world: the White House.

Niall O’Dowd takes readers on a journey into the unexplored contributions of the Irish in the American Revolution and behind the scenes of the relationships of some of those men and women with the first president of the United States. These unsung heroes of the American Revolution have never gotten their due, never had their story told, until now.

About the Author

Niall O’Dowd is an Irish American journalist and author living in the United States. He is the founder of IrishCentral, Irish America Magazine, and the Irish Voice newspaper. He is also responsible for publishing IrishCentral.com and the Irish Emigrant newspaper in Boston. Niall was awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Dublin for his work on the Irish peace process, which was a subject of a book, Daring Diplomacy, and a PBS Special, An Irish Voice. He has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and the Irish Times. He is the author of Lincoln and the Irish, and A New Ireland.

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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.

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703.799.8686

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