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NEW! Williamsburg In Character Slipcases
Our custom-fabricated, sturdy slipcases are designed to hold four of our books and are covered in a fine, textured Wibalin® buckram in red, green or blue. Gold foil embossed on both the spine and cover, the slipcase can be shelved with other fine books to show the binding of the books or the Williamsburg in Character logo.

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A Cock and Bull for Kitty
A Cock and Bull for Kitty, deals with the case of Blair v. Blair, a lawsuit arising out of the scandalous affair between the colony's last royal governor Lord Dunmore and nineteen-year-old Kitty Eustace Blair. Writing in the preface, Colonial Williamsburg Vice President James Horn, says, "It was, as Morrow asserts, a newspaperman's dream, involving a wealthy and long established family of impeccable reputation, a distressed, young and attractive wife, and the most intimate sexual details pertaining to the newlyweds. The upshot turns out to be as unpredictable as the causes of the action in the first place.

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The Greatest Lawyer That Ever Lived
The Greatest Lawyer That Ever Lived: Patrick Henry at the Bar of History, attempts to answer the question of how Henry became, in Thomas Jefferson's words, " the greatest orator that ever liked." In the second half of the book, entitled, "Patrick Henry and the Puffing Squirt," the narrative unfolds with relentless logic, Jefferson's plot to destroy Henry's character for generations of Americans unborn.

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The Day They Buried Great Britain
The Day They Buried Great Britain: Francis Fauquier, Lord Botetourt and The Fate of Nations, explores the characters of Francis Fauquier and Norborne Berkeley (Lord Botetourt), the two royal governors who ruled Virginia prior to Lord Dunmore, the colony's much-reviled last governor, who fled to the British warship HMS Fowey on the eve of the Revolution. Both Fauquier and Botetourt were beloved by Virginians, but they differed vastly in their management style and competence.

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Williamsburg At Dawn
Williamsburg at Dawn is about Arthur Lee, the youngest and most radical of the famous Lee brothers that included Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, both signers of the Declaration of Independence. Arthur's two years in Williamsburg (1766-68) were marked with acrimony, leading to a family feud conducted in the Virginia Gazette and a challenge to a duel, and later a series of essays that helped to spark the Revolution. He also penned the only pre-war proposal by a Virginian to abolish slavery.

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Of Heretics, Traitors and True Believers
Of Heretics, Traitors and True Believers features the glib Rev. Samuel Henley, who sought the rectorate of Bruton Parish Church; John Randolph, the loyalist Attorney General of doubtful character; and Robert Carter Nicholas, the patriotic Treasurer who only wanted to preserve his beloved English Church and Constitution. This is the story of Henley's heresy trial, the Randolph-Nicholas newspaper feud, Nicholas' radicalization and Henley's scandalous later conduct (not suitable for children) upon his return to England.

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George Washington and the Immortal Moment - Yorktown, 1781
George Washington and the Immortal Moment, the sixth book in the series, is the story of 1781. The worst year of the war. A year so bad that Washington has begun to prepare his defense to the inevitable post war inquiry into his conduct as commander in chief. A year of victory. A victory so devastating that Lord North will instantly cry, "Oh God, it is all over!" A year when America will finally secure her independence and the face of Washington will become an icon.

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"We Must Fight!" The Private War Between Patrick Henry and Lord Dunmore
We Must Fight! tells the story of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech and the events that changed Lord Dunmore from a seemingly easy-going royal governor to an inveterate foe of the colony, who like his bete noir, Henry, wants to bring on a war as soon as possible. From the British theft of the gunpowder from Williamsburg's Magazine to Dunmore's late-night abandonment of his office, We Must Fight! details the events that set the stage for the outbreak of the revolution in Virginia.

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War! Patrick Henry's Finest Hour, Lord Dunmore's Worst
"War!", the 8th book in the Williamsburg in Character series, War! is about war on a small scale, less about people dying than people just being people. Lord Dunmore’s worst defect, bad judgment, is a foil for Patrick Henry’s greatest virtue, intrepidity. The grudge match between good and evil fades to the spectacle of an “humane good man,” as one loyalist termed Dunmore, laboring to turn himself into a “monster,” even as his bête noir, Henry, is putting down a mutiny of his own men. This is truly his finest hour.

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A Wound on His Spirit: Thomas Jefferson's Disastrous Two Years as Governor of Virginia
"A Wound on His Spirit", is the 9th book in the Williamsburg in Character series. The year is 1781, Thomas Jefferson is Governor and Virginia is enduring its third British invasion. The legislature, led by Patrick Henry, has fled to avoid capture by Col. Banastre Tarleton’s dragoons, while Jefferson, warned of their approach, has found himself obliged to make a pretty good imitation of a panicky plunge into the shrubbery at Monticello, an act which will later occasion a legislative inquiry into his fitness to be governor. Jefferson will emerge from the inquiry with his good name intact, but with “a wound on [his] spirit.” For this, he will blame Patrick Henry. For his failures as Governor of Virginia, scholars will blame the times, while insisting that he be held to a lower standard than that of “a high-powered modern executive.”

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The Old Conjurer's Last Trick: How Benjamin Franklin Made an Ally of the French and a Fool of Arthur Lee
"The Old Conjurer's Last Trick", is the 10th book in the Williamsburg in Character series. This is a story about the feuds between the members of the American Mission that negotiated the alliance that won the Revolutionary War. Most readers will remember the “Silas Deane Affair” in which Arthur Lee, notable to readers of this series for his newspaper war with James and John Mercer (Williamsburg At Dawn), secured Silas Deane’s recall from Paris on a charge of malfeasance. Readers may be less familiar with the feud between Arthur Lee and the other American negotiator, Benjamin Franklin, a feud marked by vicious recriminations on both sides, with Franklin eventually triumphing over the man he called his “most malicious enemy.” Yet a question remains: Was Lee insanely suspicious, as Franklin claimed and as many historians believe, or was he the victim of a cunning plot to impugn his character before Congress and with generations unborn? Readers may be surprised at the answer.

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