Presidents

"Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office"

Harlow Unger

About the Program

Historian Harlow Unger recounts the presidency of George Washington and his transformation of the office of the president from a ceremonial title to a leadership position rife with decision making privileges.  The author reports that President Washington, aware of the precedent he was setting, gained ever-widening executive powers during his tenure despite Constitutional limits.  Harlow Unger speaks at the New York Public Library in New York City.   
 

About the Authors

Harlow Unger

Harlow Unger is the author of numerous books, including biographies of John Hancock and Noah Webster.   Mr. Unger has served as a foreign news editor at The New York Herald Tribune Overseas Service and as a foreign correspondent for the Times and the Sunday Times of London.  For more information, visit harlowgilesunger.com.


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