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CSPAN
Feb 19, 2016 7:25am EST
>> next on booktv tom lewis talks about the history of washington, d.c. from george washington's decision on a 10-mile site as the capital of the united states in 1791 to the early construction of federal buildings and ever-changing social and political landscape. posted by smithsonian associates in washington, d.c., this is an hour and a half. >> our guest tonight is tom lewis, professor of english at skidmore. he does not live here in town. yet he knew to take metro on tree lighting night. and he came down from saratoga springs so despite the fact he is evolving a new yorker, i should say that no less a local source than the "washington post" has praised this book by saying lewis exceeds in showing us the human face of washington and to washington, too often perceived as baseless, that is achievement enough. ladies and gentlemen, tom lewis. [applause] >> thank you very much. i'm glad that you knew to take the metro. >> microphone. >> i'll be getting to it. i'm glad that you knew, glad that you knew to take the metro. i want you to know that i invited several people to come toni
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2016 10:42pm EST
in he like to the four paintings but never mind i have fallen in love with george washington and in some ways is not the easy to do but it is very important so he shows that in his painting locale it a rest on the shoulders? but his hand is resting on the globe. that did not exactly work out that way. and we have mirth the washington fifth inning ended in is to all of you as well fifth then it added to the now above the city of washington in is and it became an engraving. in washington gave $10,000 and now was cheeky of him to say. and you can see one of them as non to vernon. the there is george washington and his family looking down at the table where they used to rotate their breakfast. i do think it is a magnificent increase being in that is in extremely important because this picture represented what the country was. with what washington was up against. on the banks of the potomac. and then was given up to up to 10 miles square as of federal district. he created a diamond district if you will end as they do but to bendigo down across the potomac to alexandria. did to take gambl
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2016 9:30am EST
paintings. he like this dress for pennsbury i think washington -- by the way, i fall in love with george washington. that in some ways not easy to do. i think he's really very, very important. we always, and i've fallen in love, everybody is in love with lincoln, washington always seems somewhat more austere and distant figure. and, indeed, he shows up at any thinking. but look where his right hand and arm rests on the shoulder of young george washington custis, known to the family as washy. george washington custis come if you look down here you'll see that he has a compass in his hand and his hand is resting on the globe of the world. and surely we've got to see that george washington custis is the future of the country. didn't exactly work out that way for george washington custis, some of you might know, but that doesn't matter. this is democracy coming down through washington, through george washington custis, and spreading across the world. and on this side of course we have martha washington and john eleanor our nellie custis and martha washington of course has her hand on what is
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2016 4:00pm EST
the way, i have fallen in love with george washington. and that is in some ways not easy to do. but i think he is really important. we have fallen in love, everyone is in love with lincoln, but washington always seems a somewhat more distant figure, and indeed he shows that in his painting, but look where his right hand and arm rests on the shoulders of young george washington cusp this from a known to the family is washy. george washington, if you look down here you will see that he has a compass in his hand, and is and is resting on the globe of the world, and shortly we have gotten to see that george washington cusp this is the future of the country. country. they did not exactly work out that way for george washington. but that doesn't matter. this is democracy coming down through washington, through george washington cusp this and spreading across the world, and on this side of course we have martha washington and young eleanor or nelly. martha washington has, of course, iran on what is so important to us to all of you as well. the map of the city of washington, and we will retur
CSPAN
Jul 26, 2014 4:00pm EDT
remarkably little say can be explained in part by the fact, that we have embraced what george washington would have called a standing army. but one thing we should not complain about with regard to the standing or professional army, is its durability. i, myself, am astonished to the extent of which this force subject to my mind to enormous abuse has held together. there is little evidence of the kind of in discipline that i witnessed 40 years ago. the one hint of an exception may well be the wikileaks accident of two weeks ago now. where we did have a soldiers, allegedly, allegedly a p.f.c. in the ranks who leaked this mass of classified information clearly with the intent, i imagine with the intent to try to support for the afghanistan war. where we can see a pattern of that kind of action and behavior coming from the ranks then that might begin to suggest that this internal disintegrate has begun in the current force. to my knowledge, we're not seeing any kind of a pattern of incidents. with regard to the second question the question that i was referring to the fact that i w
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2016 7:45pm EST
the globe of the world and surely we have got to see that george washington custis is the future of the country. that did not exactly work out that way for george washington custis as you might know. that doesn't matter. this is democracy coming down through washington, through george washington custis and spreading across the world. of course on the side we have martha washington and young nelly and martha washington has her hand on what is so important to us and all of you, tonight as well and that is that is the map of the city of washington. we will return to this painting again as we go forward. the painting became as i wrote in my notes it became an engraving. edward savage wrote about that and actually told washington he made 10,000 dollars dollars on it. i think that was almost cheeky of savage to say that he was making money on washington. but this picture and washington ordered four engravings, you can see one of them at mount vernon. i'll love to think about that when i'm at met mount vernon. i going to the breakfast room and there is george washington and his family look
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