Saturday, February 15, 2020


Trinity United Methodist Church

225 West President Street

Edward J. Larson


In Franklin & Washington, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson delivers a masterful, overdue joint biography of our two most legendary Founding Fathers. As Larson relates, Franklin and Washington, though divided by a 26-year age gap and vastly different life experiences, underwent a similarly dramatic transformation from loyal British colonists to American nationalists, and found a shared purpose in their efforts to prepare the United States for independence. In this fascinating new window into the Revolutionary Era, Larson shines a new light on Franklin and Washington’s heroic deeds and mutual purpose.


Edward J. Larson is a University Professor of History and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. His numerous books include The Return of George Washington, a New York Times bestseller; To the Edges of the Earth, winner of the 2019 National Outdoor Book Award; and Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for History. He was an inaugural Library Fellow at National Library for the Study of George Washington, located on the grounds of Mount Vernon. He lives in Malibu, California.