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Len Lamensdorf's -"The Ballad of Billy Lee: George Washingt

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The thrilling story was called "One of the most poignant untold stories in American history", by best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Joseph J. Ellis.The Ballad of Billy Lee is a novel adapted from Lamensdorf?s acclaimed play.  It's a compelling story told from the perspective of the slave who was at George Washington?s side for over thirty years, through the founding of America, the Revolutionary War, Washington?s Presidency, and up until his death.

Author Len Lamensdorf is intelligent, articulate, has a great speaking voice and a quick, sense of humor, was educated at The University of Chicago and Harvard Law, a successful attorney and businessman, author of 8 published books, 3 produced plays and a feature film. Len's career in law and business spanned more than thirty years.  He draws on his extensive travel experiences on five continents to create realistic settings for his work.  Len can discuss it with wit and wisdom.George Washington and Slavery.The collapse of the American economy. Undermining the US Constitution.The end of the American Empire.Who's telling America's story--and why.Writing meaningful and entertaining fiction for kids.Honors graduate University of Chicago .US Supreme Ct.Play-writing Fellow, UCLA Theater Arts Dept.Builder 3 million sq.ft. shopping malls.Winner Gold and Silver Benjamin Franklin Awards for novels.Winner Children's Choice Award for Young Adult trilogy.Nominee 5 Image Awards from NAACP as screenwriter.