David Library Spring 2018 Lecture Series

     Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 PM – Jon Kukla: “Patrick Henry: ‘His Eloquence is the Smallest Part of His Merit.’”  Celebrated by Lord Byron as "The forest-born Demosthenes" and known to generations of Americans for his oratory and especially his “Liberty or Death” speech, Patrick Henry was much more than a stirring public speaker. As governor, legislator, lawyer, and statesman, his leadership in the coming of independence and the founding of the republic (from the 1760s through the 1790s) has long been overshadowed by his legendary eloquence. Jon Kukla’s book, Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty, is a finalist this year for the coveted George Washington Prize for best new work on Early American history.  His earlier books are A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America, and Mr. Jefferson’s Women.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Rd.
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439190814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017



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