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Past Event

Lynne Cheney: Virginia and the Making of America

Lynne Cheney knows the office of the presidency in a way very few do. As the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, she had a front row seat to the stresses, successes and sorrows shouldered by our nation’s top leaders.

With her knowledge of the office and passion for American history, she has written a new book, The Virginia Dynasty, about the first four Virginian presidents and the legacy they left behind. She paints a vivid picture of the nation building efforts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe both as individual leaders and as a team. Cheney writes about their strengths and valor but also explicates the many complexities and contradictions of their legacies as slave owners working to create a country built on ideals of “liberty and justice for all.”

Join us to hear from bestselling author and former Second Lady of the United States Lynne Cheney about the history of how our nation came to be through presidential leadership and where she believes it is going now.


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Copies of Cheney's book can be purchased in checkout

September 29, 2020

United States

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Lynne Cheney
Former Second Lady of the United States; Author, The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation
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In Conversation with Dan Ashley
Co-Anchor, ABC7 News; Member, The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Twitter@DanAshleyABC7

10–11 a.m. (Pacific Time) program