Robert Watson
Book: George Washington’s Final Battle

George Washington’s Final Battle

The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and Nation

Watson regales readers with an extraordinarily detailed account of the debates that overshadowed all the other issues the fledgling nation faced as it came to realize Washington’s passion for creating a ‘great city,’ one that would unify the country and inspire all Americans. This is a must read for those interested in the founding era!

Richard M. Yon, Professor, US Military Academy at West Point

Book: Escape!

Escape!

The Story of the Confederacy’s Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War’s Largest Jail Break

Richmond's Libby Prison has long been described as "notorious"--the Abu Ghraib of the Confederacy. This deeply researched, well written page-turner at last helps us understand why, offering gruesome details about mistreatment, abusive and sadistic staff, and hideous conditions. Robert Watson has added to this a compelling story about an extraordinary breach of Libby's equally notorious security, and the result is an important contribution to Civil War literature that manages to unfold like a thriller.

Harold Holzer, Winner of the Lincoln Prize, former vice president of the Met, former chair of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

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Robert Watson, Ph.D.

Robert Watson, Ph.D.

is an award-winning author, professor, historian, and analyst for numerous media outlets. He has published over 40 books on history and politics and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays.

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