Joseph Ellis on George Washington

One Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. | University of St. Thomas, Cullen Hall (in the 3900 block of Yoakum Boulevard; parking available in Moran Parking Garage at corner of Graustark and West Alabama)

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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Going Baroque
Two Thursdays, January 11 and 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.


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