Arkansas author Carla Killough McClafferty presented an intriguing presentation about how she researched her book about George Washington with the Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club on Monday, January 23, at the Home Plate Café, 5110 North Highway 7, in Hot Springs Village.
McClafferty’s McClafferty describes her book, The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon, as “C.S.I. meets the Biography Channel.” The book deals with the question, ”What did George Washington really look like?” To find out, Mount Vernon gathered the world’s leading experts to create three life-like figures of the man at the ages of 19, 45, and 57. Half of the book details the making of these figures, and the other half is a biography of Washington.
Carla Killough McClafferty is an award-winning author of nonfiction books including The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon, In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry, Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium, The Head Bone’s Connected to the Neck Bone: The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful X-ray, and Forgiving God. Her newest book, Tech Titans, will be published this spring through Scholastic.
McClafferty, a popular public speaker, has presented at venues including Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown National Battlefield, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the U.S. Consulate in Marseilles, France. www.carlamcclafferty.com