Exploring a Definitive, Landmark Biography of America’s Greatest President In this installment of the Massachusetts School of Law’s “Books of Our Time” Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews Pulitzer prize winning author Joseph J. Ellis. Ellis, author of His Excellency, has penned a detailed, analytical portrait of George Washington that brings significant scholarship to bear on the life our first president. Ellis, writing with magisterial prose, explores Washington’s early experiences in combat and also as a debt ridden landowner. Later in life, Ellis explores Washington as a General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army as our the first President of the United States. The Massachusetts School of Law, located in Andover, Massachusetts, makes high quality, affordable legal education available to less privileged persons who are traditionally excluded from the legal profession. As part of its mission of providing high quality education and information for both law students and the general public, the Massachusetts School of Law also presents information on important current affairs to the general public via television and radio broadcasts, an intellectual journal, conferences, author appearances, blogs and books. For more information visit www.mslaw.edu. MSLAW podcasts are available from http://mslaw.libsyn.com/rss. MSLAW videos are available from Google Video.