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Speaker Series: Jon Kukla

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February 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Come out for a free Speaker Series event on Thursday, February 22, to hear author Jon Kukla discuss his new book: Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty.

This authoritative biography of Patrick Henry—the underappreciated founding father best known for saying, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”—restores him and his fellow Virginians to their seminal place in the story of American independence.

Jon Kukla has thoroughly researched Henry’s life, even living on one of Henry’s estates. He brings both newly discovered documents and new insights to the story of the patriot who played a central role in the movement to independence, the Revolution, the Constitutional era, and the early Republic. This book is an important contribution to our understanding of the nation’s founding.