DCSAR luncheon guest were treated to an excellent presentation by Robert Watson, Ph.D.,Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University, about Alexander Hamilton's relationship with George Washington and his role in the victory at Yorktown. His presentation covered the early life of Alexander Hamilton to his becoming an important advisor and confidant to General Washington. The October 26, 2019 Yorktown Luncheon was held at the prestigious Army and Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC., celebrating the 238th anniversary of the American Victory at Yorktown and the major contribution to its success by France and French Heroes of the Revolution.
Professor Watson is an award-winning author who has published 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles and chapters on topics in history and politics as well as two multi-edition encyclopedia sets on the presidents and first ladies. His recent books include Affairs of State (2012), America’s First Crisis (2014)--winner of the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal in History, The Presidents’ Wives (2014)--which is in 2nd edition, The Nazi Titanic (2016)--which is being made into a motion picture, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn (2017)--which won the John Barry Book Award and John Lyman Book Award and is the subject of a National Geographic TV special, and George Washington’s Final Battle, forthcoming in 2020. Several of his books are in international translation, have been nominated for book awards, and were featured on Book TV and at prominent literary festivals.
Guests received greetings from Colonel Remi Bouzereau, Military Attaché, Embassy of France, who led a toast on behalf of the people of France.