'Marshall And Washington' Topic Of Program At Lee Chapel

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Authors David Roll and Henry Wiencek will give the talk “Marshall and Washington: Indispensable Men” on Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Lee Chapel and Museum on the campus of Washington and Lee University.

George C. Marshall Foundation President Dr. Paul Levengood will moderate this conversation. This event is a partnership between the Museums at W&L and the Marshall Foundation and will examine the interesting parallels in the lives and careers of George Marshall and George Washington.

Each man was a paramount military figure who also served the nation as a civilian. Each was bound by a rigorous code of personal behavior and each longed to put down the burdens of public service and return home to their estates near the Potomac.

Roll’s latest book is “George Marshall: Defender of the Republic.” Roll authored “The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler” (Oxford) and is the coauthor of “Louis Johnson and the Arming of America” (Indiana University Press), a biography of Harry Truman’s defense secretary.

He is senior counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based international law firm, nonresident fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and founder of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, a public interest organization that provides pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs around the world.

Wiencek, the author of numerous books, won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for “The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White.” His account of George Washington and slavery, “An Imperfect God,” won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and the Best Book Award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves” was chosen by Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post as one of the best books of 2012.

Due to limited seating, RSVP no later than Saturday, Feb. 15. To reserve a seat, call Leigh McFaddin at 463-7103, ext. 138, or email reservations@marshallfoundation. org. Admission to this event is free.

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