Brad Meltzer pens his first nonfiction work, covering the secret plot to kill George Washington.
By OLINE H. COGDILL / THE SUN SENTINEL
January 17, 2019 14:05
4 minute read.
A 1784 painting by Charles Willson Peale titled ‘George Washington at the Battle of Princeton.’.
(photo credit: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS)
Thriller writer Brad Meltzer is hoping his first nonfiction book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, does for the United States’ first president what Lin-Manuel Miranda has done for Alexander Hamilton based on the 2005 book by Ron Chernow.No, Meltzer isn’t hoping for another musical about a founding father. “Washington’s story doesn’t really lend itself to a musical,” said Meltzer. Nor would he ever see himself portraying Washington on any theater stage, as Miranda did Hamilton. “My kids would be mortified,” Meltzer said with a laugh.
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>