April 8, 2016 – It’s History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster — kicking off your modern weekend, with people from the past. Since tomorrow is the 151st anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, it’s fitting that today’s history author, former White House speech writer Jonathan Horn, introduces us to a family connection in Lee’s life that might be overlooked: President George Washington. Horn’s book is titled The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History. This interesting story is a reminder of how close the Revolutionary War and Civil War generations were to each other. Keep up with Horn’s work at JonathanHornAuthor.com, and follow him on Twitter @JonathanDHorn.
Simon & Schuster’s History in Five Friday.
It’s the perfect way to kick off your modern weekend…with people from the past.