Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, a senior editor of National Review, and a columnist for American History. He is the author of Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln (Basic Books, 2014), and of seven books on revolutionary America: Founding Father, Rediscovering George WashingtonRules of Civility—the 110 Precepts That Guided Our First President in War and PeaceAlexander Hamilton, AmericanAmerica’s First Dynasty: The Adamses 1735-1918Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the ConstitutionWhat Would the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their Answers; and George Washington on Leadership. He is author and host of two films for PBS by Michael Pack: Rediscovering George Washington (2002), and Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton (2011). He was the historian curator of “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America,” a 2004 exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. In 2008 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Brookhiser’s latest biography examines the life of the United States’ fourth and most influential chief justice, John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court (Basic Books, 2018).

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