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Jonathan Horn


Jonathan Horn is an author and former White House presidential speechwriter whose Robert E. Lee biography, The Man Who Would Not Be Washington, was a Washington Post bestseller. Jonathan's latest book, Washington's End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle, was published by Scribner in February 2020.


Jonathan has appeared on CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS NewsHour. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, The New York Times Disunion series, The Daily Beast, National Review,, Politico MagazineThe Weekly Standard, and other outlets.


During his time at the White House, Jonathan served as a speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. A graduate of Yale University, Jonathan now lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, children, and dog. 

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