Chestertown, MD, July 19, 2005 — Richard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington (1996), will address incoming students and their families at the annual Freshman Convocation, Thursday, August 25, at 2 p.m. in Washington College's Cain Gymnasium. Mr. Brookhiser will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the College in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of America's founding era and revolutionary leaders.
Recognized for his stylish and elegant "moral biographies," Mr. Brookhiser is the author of Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, American (1999), The First Dynasty: The Adamses1735-1918 (2002), and Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2004). In addition, he recently released an annotated edition of Washington's The Rules of Civility: The 110 Precepts That Guided Our First President in War and Peace. Mr. Brookhiser is senior editor of National Review and a columnist for The New York Observer. He has also written for American Heritage andThe New York Times Book Review. He lives in New York City.