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Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

“George Washington: A Life in Books”


Date: 5:00pm EDT October 23

Featuring Kevin Hayes, Winner of the 2018 George Washington Prize

In a public conversation, Hayes will discuss how his prize-winning bookGeorge Washington: A Life in Books dispels misconceptions of the Revolutionary leader as a man of action but not ideas. Hayes reveals the leader’s evolving views on politics, slavery, marriage, and more — and how his reading life shaped the young nation. *Book signing to follow.

*At these events, autographed copies of the book will be available at half the regular cover price for Washington College students.

The Starr Center explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history.