Marc Leepson
Historian, Author, and Journalist
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Marc Leepson speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.

Marc Leepson--the author of Ballad of the Green Beret, Lafayette, Saving Monticello, Flag: An American Biography, Desperate Engagement, and What So Proudly We Hailed, and the editor of The Webster’s 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.

Author Marc Leepson discusses his book "Saving Monticello"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.

  • "Most interesting and educational. Many thanks!"
  • "Wonderful! I look forward to reading the book."
  • "I have read the book and found Mr. Leepson’s presentation extremely interesting. I was previously unaware of the ownership of Monticello after Jefferson’s death. This fills a gap."
  • "Wonderful! A strong Virginia history presentation. What an informative and entertaining session."
  • "Excellent. I can’t wait to read the book!"
  • "Wonderful talk!"
  • "Good speaker—interesting content."
  • "A very interesting program. I enjoyed it immensely."
  • "Fascinating presentation"
  • "Wonderful story. Well told!"

Contact information:
Voice: 540-687-4131
Fax: 540-687-4778
P.O. Box 1889
Middleburg, VA 20118-1889

Marc Leepson gives lecture about Monticello

Television Appearances:
MSNBC, Fox News, The Today Show, CNN, CBS This Morning, WTTG (Fox 5, Washington, D.C.), C-SPAN, WVEC (Norfolk, Va.)

Talk of the Nation (NPR), All Things Considered (NPR), To the Point (NPR), Morning Edition (NPR), Hear and Now (NPR), Voice of America, On the Media (NPR), The Diane Rehm Show (NPR), WETA (NPR, Arlington, Virginia), WTOP (Washington, D.C.), WAMU (NPR, Washington, D.C.), WGN (Chicago), WJR (Detroit), KCRW (NPR, Los Angeles), KABC (Los Angeles), WNYC (NPR, New York City), WYPR (NPR, Baltimore), WINA (Charlottesville, Va.), KFMB (Sand Diego), KLAV (Las Vegas), KTOK (Oklahoma City), Minnesota Public Radio, Veterans Radio (WAAM, Ann Arbor, Michigan), Meet the Author (WBFO, Buffalo, New York), HearSay with Cathy Lewis (WHRV-FM, Norfolk, Va.), BBC World News Service, CBC (Canada), Irish Radio, NewsTalk Radio (Ireland)

Presentations at Colleges and Universities:
American University, Appalachian State University, Carroll Community College, College of Southern Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Georgia Military College, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Shenandoah University, Shepherd University, Sweet Briar College, University of Maryland, University of Mary Washington, University of Miami, University of Virginia, Washington Adventist University, Washington College

Talks at Academic Conferences:
College of William and Mary, Frederick (Md.) Community College, Salisbury State University, Tulane University, University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of Notre Dame

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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