George Washington’s Final Battle
The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and Nation
In clear prose, both accessible and insightful, Watson portrays George Washington as a great yet flawed hero, the leader whose character and vision helped to win the Revolutionary War and initiate the building of a new city from which the new nation could be governed. Washington understood that this country needed a national identity and that a new capital city was an essential building block for such an identity. Watson considers this phase of Washington’s career as his ‘final battle’ and amply demonstrates his characterization of it as an ‘epic struggle’.
David E. Haberstich, curator and archivist, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The Story of the Confederacy’s Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War’s Largest Jail Break
Robert Watson has done it again! His insightful and historically rich narrative brings to life the ingenuity of the prisoners in the “Confederate Bastille” who undertook one of the most remarkable and daring escapes this country has ever witnessed, the largest in US history and one that, sadly, has been long forgotten.
Richard Yon, Director of the Terrorism Studies Program, US Military Academy at West Point
Robert Watson, Ph.D.
is an award-winning author, professor, historian, and analyst for numerous media outlets. He has published over 40 books on history and politics and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays.