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arc Leepson, the author of Lafayette, Saving Monticello, Flag: An American Biography, Desperate Engagement, and What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life, and the editor of the Websters’ New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War, is an experienced and captivating speaker. He has addressed hundreds of audiences on the subjects of his books and on his other specialty, the Vietnam War and Vietnam veterans.
And he is available to speak to your group. Over the last twenty-five years Mr. Leepson has spoken at libraries, bookstores, academic conferences, conventions, colleges, universities, high schools, synagogues, historic groups, museums, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution chapter meetings, Civil War Roundtables, Sons of Confederate Veterans meetings, and has appeared many times on radio and television. A selected list of his hundreds of personal appearances in recent years appears at the end of this page.
Marc Leepson is an engaging speaker. What follows are some unsolicited comments from the Conference Program Evaluation form filled out by audience members after his talk at a recent Virginia Library Association Annual Conference held in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Presentations at Colleges and Universities:
Talks at Academic Conferences:
Speaking engagement highlights
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on Saving Monticello and Lafayette
George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Flag and Lafayette
National Archives of the United States on Saving Monticello, Flag, Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key
The Library of Virginia on Saving Monticello, Flag, Desperate Engagement, Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key
The Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville on Saving Monticello, Flag, Desperate Engagement, Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key
Alderman Library at the University of Virginia, Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, and county and city libraries throughout Northern and Central Virginia and Maryland
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, Md., Manassas National Battlefield, Manassas, Va., Treasury Executive Institute, Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill Executive Service Club, Washington, D.C.,
Many DAR Chapters throughout Virginia and Maryland, the DAR Continental Congress (on Flag and Francis Scott Key) in Washington, D.C., Virginia State DAR Conferences on Saving Monticello and Francis Scott Key, and Retirement Communities in Northern and Central Virginia
Bookstores, including Octavia Books in New Orleans, Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Va., Barnes & Noble in Richmond, Va., Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., Readers’ Oasis in Tucson
Churches, Synagogues and Jewish Community Centers in Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, Augusta, Ga., and in New Jersey, and throughout Virginia and Maryland
Museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., Manassas Museum in Manassas, Va., Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Va., National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., B&O Railroad Museum in Ellicott City, Md., Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum in Baltimore, Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, U.S Navy Museum, Washington, D.C., Intrepid Museum, New York City, National Freedom Museum, Lexington, Mass, American Civil War Center, Richmond, Va., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Md., National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, Pa., Annapolis Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
Historical Societies, including the irginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va., Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.
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