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Dec 24, 2013 1:30pm EST
established players, when the revolution finished as well as when the civil war was completed, george washington, for example, 1775, seemed to be somewhat of an out lie -- out-ly 'er. >> when i came up with the book, my concern was, washington, the walking marble man, and what us he going to really be a buzz kill once he arrives on the scene after the battle of bunker hill. anything but. i mean, it's just fascinating to see washington. a man from virginia, arriving in new england. a couple weeks after the battle of bunker hill -- and this is a new england army. these are people whose idea of diversity is, okay, i'm from massachusetts but i'm willing to serve in an army with someone from new hampshire. and then to have this plantation owner arrive, and he realizes, this is an army that, because they have grown up with the new england town meeting -- which is a wonderful form of government in which basically people argue until finally they come to a decision. the soldiers in this army, when given an order, would say, fine, that's -- we understand that's what you want us to do, but we'll
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Jun 15, 2015 7:00am EDT
himself new book which we are talking about today is "the return of george washington, 1783 to 1789." please welcome to the l.a. festival of books, ed larson. >> scott wrote a book about a person nobody knows anything out. i looked in amazon, how many books with the name of george washington in the title, 65,261. you have written one more. you are brave man, and we salute you for that. most historians would regard this as impossible finding something new to say about george washington but you have citiedded magnificently in this book, as the constitution, not a small thing yet somehow neglected by 55,261 other historians. how did you come up with this, and what exactly is new in your book? >> well, thank you. i'm glad you agree there's something new there what i do with my books the book you mentioned, the one that won the pulitzer prize, the scopes trial, fit that standard. what i do is i try to take a subject that people know a lot about, or at least think they know a lot about. this widely known, and find gaps in the historical research. so with the scopes book, for example, as m
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Jan 5, 2014 4:15am EST
civil war, you know, was completed, george washington, for example, 1775 seemed to be somewhat of an outlier as a future player of -- can u yo go in to that? >> yeah. it was fascinating. when i came up with the idea of this book, one of my concerns, oh, washington, you know, he's the walking marvel man. and what is he going to really, you know, be a buzz kill once he arrives on the scene after the battle of bunker hill. anything but. it's just fascinating to see washington. a man from virginia, arriving in new england, a couple of weeks after the battle of bunker hill where -- and this is a new england army. these are people whose idea of diversity is, okay, i'm from massachusetts. i'm willing to serve in an army with someone from new hampshire. [laughter] to have this -- plantation owner arrive and he realizes, you know, this is an army that because they have grown up with the new england town meeting, which is, you know, a wonderful form of government in which basically people argue until finally they come to a decision. the soldiers in this army when given an order would say, fine
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