Washington: Entrepreneur, Child of Nature, and Master Planner

Wed. March 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Authors Edward G. Lengel (First Entrepreneur), Philip Levy (George Washington Written Upon the Land), and Tony Williams (coauthor, Washington & Hamilton) discuss their latest research and new perspectives on George Washington.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tony Williams has had to cancel his participation.

Why should you attend?

New angles, connections that eluded scholars, and a little known story: truly, fresh aspects to George Washington.

First Entrepreneur is an almost magical book. It deftly tells the little known story of George Washington’s life as a man of business and simultaneously convinces us that his vision of a commercial nation creating a community of interests between all parts of America was (and still is) the key to our survival as a nation. Edward Lengel has added a new dimension to Washington’s greatness.”—Thomas Fleming, author of The Great Divide

“In this beautifully written and deeply researched book, Philip Levy reveals connections that have eluded generations of scholars. Which is to say, George Washington Written upon the Land accomplishes the impossible: it casts one of the most famous and influential figures in the nation’s history in an entirely new light. Readers will be delighted and surprised in equal measure by this extraordinary work.”—Ari Kelman, winner of the Bancroft Prize for A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek

“Williams and Knott’s thesis-that Washington and Hamilton built the institutions that led to the United States emerging as a superpower in the 20th century-adds a new angle to the enduring public fascination with the founding fathers.” —Publishers Weekly

Levy, Philip, George Washington Written Upon the Land
Williams, Tony, Washington & Hamilton