Lessons Learned From America's Founding

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This year's celebration of the 4th of July—our 243rd Independence Day—is a special time to reflect on America’s history, values, and place in the world.

A timely read for the holiday is the recently-released book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, which was written by Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and keynote speaker, Rick Atkinson. This exciting new work is the first volume of his highly-anticipated “Revolution Trilogy.” You can get a preview of some of this book in his essay adapted column featured in The Washington Post yesterday.

The book has received a ton of rave reviews, and praise has been pouring in for Atkinson since he released his latest best-selling title last month. He’s been called “America’s most talented military historian” by The New York Journal of Books, and The New York Times Book Review said that, “To say Atkinson can tell a story is like saying Sinatra can sing.” 

With an unbelievably deep knowledge of European theater in World War II, Rick Atkinson is a top choice for a gathering of intellectually-hungry minds. This Pulitzer Prize-winning author shares lessons learned from our shared history, and applies those lessons to our lives today. 

A gifted story-teller known for his incredible ability to transport audiences to another time, he brings the past alive in the present day with cautionary tales and accounts of incredible bravery and triumph alike, highlighting the qualities of leaders that make or break empires. Rick’s perfect recall of facts and figures make him a great keynote speaker choice. To learn more about Rick’s expertise and speaking topics, visit Rick Atkinson’s speaker profile page here.

It's never been a better time to hear the perspective of a brilliant and knowledgeable historian. If you are interested in checking out more of the world-renowned scholars and award-winning historian speakers on LAI’s speaker rooster, check out this blog post.


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