The Washington Lecture


When Gordon Wood recently delivered the inaugural Washington Lecture at George Washington University, he was introduced by Denver Brunsman, author of the forthcoming The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Brunsman reveals that, as 25-year-old grad student, he shared a cubicle with the eminent Wood when both were on a fellowship in London. The entire lecture, which is lively and informative, may be viewed here. We might add that we also published Wood’s Representation in the American Revolution way back in 1969 and released a revised edition of this small, classic work in 2008.