George Washington and the American Revolution 1775-76
October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT| Free
Repeat Lecture: 1 of 2
During the first two, precarious years of the American Revolution, the outcome was often in doubt. In Dr. Gibbs’s lecture, “George Washington and the American Revolution, 1775-1776,” he will chronicle these critical times through historic maps and iconic paintings. Join him and see both the crushing defeats and then the seemingly impossible victories that saved the cause of American Independence.
The lecture is based on an exhibit in The Digital Gallery, created by Ronald Gibbs, Tom Paper, and Courtney Spikes, officers of California Map Society.
Ronald S. Gibbs is a nationally recognized physician, medical researcher, and award-winning teacher. He is an American history buff and an enthusiastic map collector. Growing up in Philadelphia, he developed a fascination with the American Revolution. He was Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Colorado for over 20years, and in 2015, he was appointed to his current position at Stanford University, where he is Clinical Professor and Knowles Distinguished Scholar. He is President of the California Map Society and Board of Directors Member of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates in his native Pennsylvania. An expert on infections in pregnancy, Dr. Gibbs has provided service to The National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and numerous other professional organizations and medical journals. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Jane, close to their children and grandchildren. His most recent historic work is The Long Shot: The Secret History of 1776, a compelling and imaginative alternative history novel containing numerous period maps.
The book is available on Amazon at https://amzn.com/B085K12HD3