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Author Richard Brookhiser to Speak at W&L

Richard Brookhiser, author and senior editor with the National Review, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. He is the first speaker sponsored by W&L’s Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity.

The talk is free and open to the public.

The title of Brookhiser’s lecture is the same title as his new book, “George Washington on Leadership.” Following the lecture there will be a book signing in the living room of the Elrod Commons. His latest book, plus others he has written, are available at the University Store in the Elrod Commons.

In addition to the National Review, Brookhiser has written for other magazines, including The New York Observer, The Atlantic Monthly and Cosmopolitan, on subjects ranging from the fall of Communism to Monica Lewinsky.

Brookhiser’s first biography was “Founding Fathers: Rediscovering George Washington,” followed by other books on the founders of the United States including Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, his son John Quincy Adams and Gouveneur Morris, a delegate to the Continental Congress and friend and ally of George Washington.

Brookhiser wrote and hosted a film titled, “Rediscovering George Washington,” which aired on PBS in 2002. He frequently appears on the History Channel.