Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero

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    Date(s) - 08/10/2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

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    Come hear author Ryan Cole discuss the tragic life of Light-Horse Harry Lee as recounted in his new book, Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through the museum’s gift shop. Admission is $5, members of the Lee-Fendall House are free (please call 703-548-1789 or email contact@leefendallhouse.org to reserve your spot). A wine and cheese reception will follow.

    About the Book: The history of the American Revolution is written by and about the victors. But with the Founding Fathers shrouded in more controversy today than ever before, separating the heroes from the villains is not so black and white. So how should we remember a man like Major General Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee III—the father of Robert E. Lee— who rose to glory, helped shape the fabric of America, but ultimately ended his life in ruin? Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero by historian Ryan Cole, is an honest, full biography that gives this man his due—valiant victories, enduring accomplishments, catastrophic failures, and all.

    About the Author: Ryan Cole is the former assistant to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and speechwriter at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He holds degrees in history and journalism from Indiana University. Mr. Cole has written extensively about American history and literature for the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the New Criterion, Civil War Times, the American Interest, and served on the staff of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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