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September 14, 2007

Author of "General George Washington: A Military Life" signs books at CW's Visitor Center Bookstore

Author Edward G. Lengel will sign copies of his book, “General George Washington: A Military Life,” 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers®, 101B Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg, Va.

Lengel is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and associate editor of the Papers of George Washington. He has contributed to television documentaries, including the 2006 History Channel production “Washington the Warrior.”

Joseph J. Ellis, author of “His Excellency: George Washington” and “Founding Brothers,” said, “Although there is no such thing as definitive history, Lengel’s book now tops the list as the most comprehensive and authoritative study of Washington’s military career ever written.”

The hardcover edition ($29.95) and the paperback ($16.95) of “General George Washington: A Military Life” are available at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at

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