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 What So Proudly We Hailed, Lafayette, Saving Monticello, Flag: An American Biography, and Desperate Engagement, and the editor of the Websters’ 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

of the Nation (NPR), All Things Considered (NPR), To the Point (NPR), Morning Edition (NPR), Voice of America, Irish Radio, CBC (Canada), On the Media (NPR), The Diane Rehm Show (NPR), WETA (NPR, Arlington, Virginia), The Book Guys (syndicated), WNYC (NPR, New York City), WINA (Charlottesville, Virginia), Prime Time Radio (syndicated), Veterans Radio (WAAM, Ann Arbor, Michigan), Meet the Author (WBFO, Buffalo, New York), HearSay with Cathy Lewis (WHRV-FM, Norfolk, Virginia)

Presentations at Colleges and Universities:
University of Miami, American University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, College of Southern Maryland, Appalachian State University, George Washington University, Lynchburg College, George Mason University

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

Speaking engagements, 2001-2009:
Monticello Visitors Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
WAGE Radio, Leesburg, Virginia
Octavia Books, New Orleans
The Hill School Middleburg, Virginia
Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio, Washington, D.C.

Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
Leisure World of Virginia, Landsdowne, Virginia
Cranford High School, Cranford, New Jersey
Congregation Beth El, South Orange, New Jersey
Loudoun Museum, Leesburg, Virginia

Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, Sterling, Virginia
Book Guys radio show, Washington, D.C.
New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Prime Time Radio show, Washington, D.C.
Highland School, Warrenton, Virginia

Barnes & Noble, Reston, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
Borders Books, Music and Café, Fairfax, Virginia; Manassas, Virginia; Rockville, Maryland; Sterling, Virginia; Glen Allen, Virginia; Frederick, Maryland
New York and Company, WNYC, New York City
Workmen’s Circle Bookstore, New York City
Fairfax City Regional Library, Fairfax, Virginia

Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Virginia
Charlottesville Live, WINA Radio, Charlottesville, Virginia
Middleburg Library, Middleburg, Virginia
Blandy Experimental Farm, State Arboretum, Boyce, Virginia
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Virginia

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Congregation Beth Israel
  • The WINA Morning Show, WINA Radio
  • Student Bookstore

Congregation Shearith Israel, New York City
Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia
Fluvanna County Library –Carysbrook, Virginia
Old Sperryville Bookshop, Sperryville, Virginia
Loudoun Library Foundation, Leesburg, Virginia

Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Library Directors Association, Graves Mountain Lodge, Virginia
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, Maryland
Manassas Museum, Manassas, Virginia
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Altanta, Georgia

Augusta Richmond County Historical Society, Augusta, Georgia
WETA radio, Arlington, Virginia
District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, Washington, D.C.
Readers’ Oasis Bookstore, Tucson, Arizona
Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, Virginia

Piedmont Environmental Council Annual Meeting, Keswick, Virginia
WHRO radio, Norfolk, Virginia
Loudoun Country Day School, Leesburg, Virginia
Chesapeake Central Library, Chesapeake, Virginia
Ohef Sholom Temple, Norfolk, Virginia

House Page School, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia
Prince William County Library, Prince William, Virginia
Indian River Yacht and Country Club, Lancaster County, Virginia at the

22nd Annual Friends of the Library of Rappahannock Community College Book and Author Dinner
Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
The National Arts Club, New York City, Co-sponsored by New York City Landmarks Conservancy
Arlington Central Library, Arlington, Virginia
Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, D.C.

Chrysler Museum Norfolk, Virginia
College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus
Virginia Council For History Education Annual Meeting, Richmond, Virginia
Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Tucson, Arizona
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Chapter of Hadassah, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Library of Virginia Foundation, Warrenton, Virginia
Ketoctin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Leesburg, Virginia
Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum Annual Conference. Richmond, Virginia
"For the Record," Public Broadcasting stations WHTJ, Charlottesville, and WCVE, Richmond, Virginia
Prince Books, Norfolk, Virginia

"On the Record," WVEC-TV 13, Norfolk, Virginia
Final Draft Booksellers, Purcelville, Virginia.
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Roanoke County Public Library, Roanoke, Virginia
Lynchburg Public Library, Lynchburg, Virginia

WHRO-TV, Norfolk, Virginia
Little Fork Episcopal Church, Rixeyville, Virginia
Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Hot Springs, Virginia
Ashburn Library, Ashburn, Virginia
Books a Million, Winchester, Virginia

Special Collections, Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia
The Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia
Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia
Sterling Library, Sterling, Virginia

Virginia Beach Library, Virginia Beach, Virginia
James L. Hamner Public Library, Amelia, Virginia
Year-End Banquet for West Springfield, Va., High School Applied History Class
Fauquier Jewish Congregation Book Club, Warrenton, Virginia
National League of American Pen Women, Valley of Virginia Chapter, Woodstock, Virginia

“Too Jewish” Radio Program with Rabbi Sam Cohon, KVOI –AM, Tucson, Arizona
Arlington Central Library, Arlington, Virginia
Temple Beth Emeth, Herndon, Virginia
Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia
George Washington University,Colonials Weekend Alumni Authors Booksigning, Washington, D.C.

Land Trust of Virginia Annual Membership Meeting, Middleburg, Virginia
Middletown Branch Library, Middletown, Maryland
Williamsburg’s Jewish Women, Williamsburg, Virginia
Books and Crannies Bookstore, Middleburg, Virginia
Leadership Loudoun, Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Virginia

Waterford Book Club, Waterford, Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
U.S.S. Constellation, Baltimore, Maryland
110th Virginia State DAR Convention, Portsmouth, Virginia
Waterford Foundation Annual Meeting,Waterford, Virginia        

George Mason Chapter, DAR, Springfield, Virginia
Old Dominion Chapter, DAR, Richmond, Virginia
Lovettesville Library, Lovetteville, Virginia
John Witt Chapter, Colonial Dames, Chantilly, Virginia
B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station, Ellicott City, Maryland

Charlottesville Senior Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227, Vienna, Virginia
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1019, Winchester, Virginia
Rockwood School District, Eureka, Missouri
C. Burr Artz Public Libary, Frederick, Maryland

Urbana Regional Library, Urbana, Maryland
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, George Mason University, Sterling, Virginia       

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