On this Presidential Inauguration Day in the US, it is the perfect time to look back in history where it all began. We can all learn a lot from the example George Washington set – heck, just about everything he did set the precedent for all that cam after – many traditions still be followed today. And it all started when Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the new republic in 1789 – recounted in great detail in The First Inauguration (George Washington and the Invention of the Republic) by Stephen Howard Browne.

About The First Inauguration by Stephen Howard Browne:

“In this book, distinguished scholar of early America Stephen Howard Browne chronicles the efforts of the first president of the United States of America to unite the nation through ceremony, celebrations, and oratory. The story follows Washington on his journey from Mount Vernon to the site of the inauguration in Manhattan, recounting the festivities—speeches, parades, dances, music, food, and flag-waving—that greeted the president-elect along the way. Considering the persuasive power of this procession, Browne captures in detail the pageantry, anxiety, and spirit of the nation to arrive at a more nuanced and richly textured perspective on what it took to launch the modern republican state.”

The First Inauguration by Stephen Howard Browne is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.