There are many books about General Washington of the Revolutionary War and First President George Washington but what about the six years between his military resignation and Presidential inauguration? The events in his life formed many of his attitudes and, ultimately, formed a nation. One can be certain America was on an unsustainable path during this interval and Washington experienced many of these pitfalls. He knew his prior inclinations toward states’ rights must evolve into a stronger Federalist position but how did he do it when he was out of power? What were his relationships with Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and others. Listen to Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward J. Larson explain some of the many facets of his remarkable new book.
Guest: Edward J. Larsen
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important—yet almost always overlooked—chapter of George Washington’s life, in his new book The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789.