Against the backdrop of the Paris Peace Conference that would remake Europe in the wake of World War I. author David O. Stewart reunites Dr. Jamie Fraser and Speed Cook, protaginists of the acclaimed Lincoln Deception, in an intriguing presidential mystery...The Wilson Deception. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is pleased to host a conversation with this award winng author from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Sunday, October 11 at the Library and Research Center of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library as he discusses this, his latest novel. The event is free and open to the public.
After practicing law for many years, David O. Stewart began to write history, too. His first book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Writing Award as the best book of 2007. Two years later, The Trial of Andrew Johnson, and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy, was called "by all means the best account of this troubled episode" by Professor David Donald of Harvard. The Society of the Cincinnati awarded David its 2013 History Prize for American Emperor, Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America, an examination of Burr's Western Expedition, which shook the nation's early foundations. The Lincoln Deception, and historical mystery about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy, was released in late August 2013. Bloomberg View called it the best historical novel of the year, while Publishers Weekly said it was an "impressive debut novel." Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, was released in February 2015. The Washington Post called it a portrait "rich in empathy and understanding" by "an acknowledged master of narrative history." In November David will receive the Prescott Award for excellence in historical writing from the Colonial Dames of America. He also is President of the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online book review.
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