Better Known
Better Known
Aug 14, 2022
David O Stewart

Historian David O Stewart discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.

A recovering lawyer and proud graduate of Curtis High School on Staten Island, David Stewart has published five books of history and four historical novels. His most recent nonfiction work, George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Fatherhas won several awards and was a finalist for Mount Vernon’s George Washington Prize.  His most recent novel, The New Landwas inspired by family stories his mother told, and is the first of a trilogy. He lives in Maryland with his wife of 48 years, Nancy; they have three children and five grandchildren. His website is

His non-fiction books include The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, Madison’s Gift:  Five Partnerships that Built America, and American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America.

His fiction books include The Lincoln Deception, The Paris Deception and The Babe Ruth Deception.

1. George Washington’s political skills

2. Philip Noel-Baker

3. The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey

4. The Valle de los Caidos monument

5. The battles of Louisbourg in 1745 and 1758

6. The 1868 impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson

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