Joseph J. Ellis will speak on and read from his most recent book, His Excellency, George Washington, published in 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf. Ellis has written several biographies of other Founding Fathers and won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in History for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation and the 1997 National Book Award for American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. Reviewers generally praise his writing for being insightful, accessible, and elegant. He is a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College and received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Professor Ellis’s appearance is co-sponsored by Brazos Bookstore and the department of history of the University of St. Thomas.
Brazos Bookstore will have copies of His Excellency for sale, and Ellis will be available to sign the books. Only books purchased from Brazos Bookstore will be signed.
There is no charge for this event. Seats will be reserved until fifteen minutes before Professor Ellis speaks for patrons of the Houston Seminar who enroll in this one-session course.
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West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Two Wednesdays, March 21 and 28, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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A few seats available
Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas
Saturday, March 24
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What's on Lisa Falkenberg's Mind
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston
Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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