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March Wednesday

Book Talk: You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington


George Washington: first President of the United States, war hero, Founding Father, et cetera. We know the story, but do we know the whole story?

Historian Alexis Coe suggests this towering figure was far more complicated than the one-dimensional portrait carried in the minds of most Americans and immortalized on the dollar bill. Bestselling author of Good and MadAll the Single Ladies, and others Rebecca Traister joins Coe for a frank, lively, and edgy exploration of the life of an American legend.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

6:30 pm


  • General Admission $10
  • Member Admission $5


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    Alexis Coe

    Alexis Coe is an award-winning historian and author of the narrative history book Alice + Freda Forever (soon to be a major motion picture). Coe is a consulting producer on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s forthcoming George Washington series on the History Channel, and has frequently appeared on CNN. She’s the cohost of Audible’s Presidents Are People, Too! and the host of No Man’s Land. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Time, and many others. She holds a graduate degree in American history, and was a Research Curator at the New York Public Library.

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    Rebecca Traister

    Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine. A National Magazine Award winner, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies, both New York Times best-sellers, and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry.