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CSPAN
Mar 23, 2016 3:15am EDT
, one of the powerful marriages that didn't take place, but if george washington had married mrs. adams, what a powerful political combo. >> i wondered if you were able to connect anything in his background that led to his extraordinary political powers? >> i don't know about his background, but as a young man he was not one of the great families of virginia. he was extremely close to the man who became his surrogate father and that was his brother. i think he saw that brother as a model. when he died washington was on his own. he was never close to his mother. in fact, they had not a pleasant relationship. washington learned somewhere along the way of an extraordinary self-control of his emotions, his speech, he was often guarded to the point of seeming aloof, but he had a sense of leadership that came across how pleasant it would be of some of our other political leaders had his characteristics. he listened and made counsel and reflected on what people said. then he made his decision. time and time again. he had no problem changing his mind. nobody said washington was waffling. the th
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2016 2:00pm EDT
change the project from the george washington papers project to the washington papers project. we are delighted to have them here tonight to talk about what he does on the side when he is doing all that other stuff. he is extraordinarily prolific. i am not envious at all about this, but he did his phd in 1998 and since then has published six monographs in addition to the edited volumes is the sole editor of in the lords of minions that he has working for him. his extraordinary example of work ethic and discipline and capacious love of writing. is a wonderful writer and has developed a great popular style in addition to the scholarly style. it is a challenging thing people who are formally trained to walk out of that, to get out of this intense conversations and look at the bigger picture. but if that is enough is just write about george washington, he writes about world war i in european history and military history. that's the one in 1944. was to the middle of the 20th century. an extraordinary range and my do like to welcome them up here. let's get him appear. [applause] >> well, wh
CSPAN
Jun 2, 2016 8:00pm EDT
-- louisa. next, edward lengel talks about his book on george washington. it took place at the president's former home mount vernon. [inaudible conversations] >> good evening, everyone. lovely to get a full crowd like this. my name is doug bradford and i am the founding director of the study of george washington which is where you are in the ruben stein hall. you made it. it is very exciting to have these book talks, free book talks, and thank you for supporting the book and mount vernon has never accepted any government money. they have been operating since the 1960s when they took over the estate of george washington. they are on all-woman run organization and they are all built on private donations from individuals and foundations and the people that come there visit. it is a great honor to serve that mission to preserve the estate at the highest level and teach people all over the world about the life, leadership and legacy of george washington. we could not do it without the importance of donors. henry ford was an early donor to the mount vernon giving us the first firing.
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2016 10:55pm EDT
will take you there live here on c-span2. >> next they focus on george washington as an entrepreneur and businessman. he looks at how washington managed his accounts, developed as a businessman and apply those lessons to leading the nation. this is about an hour and a half >> good evening everyone. lovely to get a full crowd like this. my name is doug and i'm the founding director for the study of george washington. you made it. congratulations. it's very exciting to have these book talks. the association has never excepted any government money. they been operating mount vernon since 1860 when they took over the estate of george washington. they were the founders of national historic preservation. they are an all woman run preservation and they're built on private donations from patriotic donations and the people who come here to visit. it's a great honor to serve that mission to preserve the estate at the highest level and teach people all over the world about the life, leadership and legacy of george washington peer we couldn't do it without the generation of important donors like
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2016 8:30am EDT
, since 1861 it took over the estate of george washington. they were the founders of national historic preservation but they are an all woman run organization and they are all built on private donations unpatriotic individuals and foundations from the people who coming the people who coming to visit it at the great honor to serve that mission to preserve the estate at the highest level and to teach people all over the world about the life, leadership and legacy of george washington. and we couldn't do without the generation of important donors like henry ford. as many of you know an early don't think he did not its first fire engine. and ever since we've gotten the fire engines from ford motor company, and they sponsored a number of exciting things including this book talk. i also like to welcome the c-span audience is coming tonight and we always a push when they come out and help to publicize these great events. they are popular and department on c-span as well. now, we have a very special guest tonight, an old friend to mount vernon and the story of washington. we have tried one who
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2016 7:30pm EST
george washington. at ten, michael eric dyson discusses race and the obama presidency on booktv's "after words." and we finish up our prime time programming at 11 with npr's brady carlson and a look at presidential grave sites and monuments. that all happens tonight on c-span2's booktv. first up on booktv in prime time, here's crystal wright. >> host: crystal wright is backt ott our desk, editor and publisher of conservativeblackchick.com, also out with a new book, "con job." crystal wright, a lot to get into in that title of your book, but i want to begin with this quote from your book. it reads: real racism still exists in modern america, it and hurts real people. but when hustlers like al sharpton and other liberals are quick to label every incident i america racist from voter id laws to the shooting of black teens, it diminishes the rightful attention that true racism should receive. so what is true racism, and why are some of the issues that you bring up in that example not for racism? >> guest: well, i actuallyll devote a chapter in the book to true racism. it's in the appen
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