Book Talk: Robert P. Watson on "George Washington's Final Battle"
George Washington is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitution, and forging a new nation, but few know the story of his involvement in the establishment of a capital city and how it nearly tore the United States apart. In "George Washington's Final Battle," Robert P. Watson brings this tale to life, telling how the country's first president tirelessly advocated for a capital on the shores of the Potomac. Washington envisioned and had a direct role in planning many aspects of the city that would house the young republic. In doing so, he created a landmark that gave the fledgling democracy credibility, united a fractious country, and created a sense of American identity.
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
College of Arts and Sciences
US Capitol Historical Society. (2021, November 18). Book talk: Robert P. Watson on "George Washington's final battle" [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qow_IRjlq-U&t=3s