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ESU Happy Hour Series

Wednesday, February 24th from 6:00-7:30 PM (EST)
An Interview about Franklin and Washington

The Founding Partnership
Edward Larson and Gordon Edes

This ESU Happy Hour program is being co-sponsored by The ESU Boston Branch,
The Athenaeum of Boston and American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Join moderator and journalist Mr. Gordon Edes for an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson on his dual biography Franklin & Washington - The Founding Partnership. Two of our most notable founding fathers shared a partnership that was key to the independence of the United States. 

Edward Larson is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History and numerous other awards for writing and teaching, Larson is the author or co-author of fourteen books and over one hundred published articles. A popular lecturer, he has taught short courses at universities in China, Europe, and South America; and given addresses at over 80 American universities. Gordon Edes served five years as the Boston Red Sox historian and strategic communications adviser after a much-decorated career as a sports journalist (Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, National Sports Daily, ESPN). A freshly-minted member of the Boston English-Speaking Union, Mr. Edes currently serves as the moderator of the Great Fenway Park Writers Series, which occupies a unique niche as a literary forum in the world of sports.


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