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April 14, 2009

WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers hosts two historians on Saturday, April 18

Thomas J. DiLorenzo and Paul Lockhart will sign books from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Williamsburg Booksellers®, 101 Visitor Center Dr. Their books focus on presidential politics and military history.

DiLorenzo is the author of “Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the Revolution – and What It Means for America Today.” His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Readers Digest, USA Today, National Review and other publications. He is a senior faculty member at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute in Alabama and a professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland. “Hamilton’s Curse” is available in hardcover at $25.95.

Lockhart has written “The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron De Steuben and the Making of the American Army.” Lockhart is professor of history and director of the graduate program in history at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he teaches European and military history. “Drillmaster” sells for $27.95 in hardcover.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “Team of Rivals,” has this to say, “Baron de Steuben has finally found the biographer he so richly deserves – and what a terrific biography this is – splendidly written with narrative sweep, deeply researched with colorful details that bring the Baron to vivid life. The dramatic story of how the American Army that beat the British was forged has never been better told than in this remarkable book.”

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture – stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic trades people research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution guests interact with history through “Revolutionary City®” – a dramatic live street theater presentation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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