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Jonathan Horn

Biography

Jonathan Horn

Jonathan Horn is an author and former White House presidential speechwriter whose Robert E. Lee biography, THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT BE WASHINGTON, was a Washington Post bestseller. Jonathan has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and "PBS NewsHour," and his writing has appeared in The Washington PostThe New York Times’ Disunion series, Politico MagazineThe Daily BeastThe Weekly Standard and other outlets. A graduate of Yale University, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, daughter and dog. His latest book is WASHINGTON'S END.

Jonathan Horn

Books by Jonathan Horn

by Jonathan Horn - History, Nonfiction

WASHINGTON’S END begins where most biographies of George Washington leave off, with the first president exiting office after eight years and entering what would become the most bewildering stage of his life. Embittered by partisan criticism and eager to return to his farm, Washington assumed a role for which there was no precedent at a time when the kings across the ocean yielded their crowns only upon losing their heads. In a different sense, Washington would lose his head, too. Bestselling author Jonathan Horn reveals that the quest to surrender power proved more difficult than Washington imagined and brought his life to an end he never expected.

by Jonathan Horn - History, Nonfiction

On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders across a divided land. Both North and South knew Robert E. Lee as the son of Washington’s most famous eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington’s adopted child. Each side sought his service for high command; Lee could choose only one. Former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn reveals how the officer most associated with Washington went to war against the union that Washington had forged.