Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Mary Stockwell
Wed, July 18th, 2018 | 7:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on a wide array of topics including the American Revolution, presidential biography, women’s suffrage, and more.

Once a celebrated hero of the American Revolution, “Mad” Anthony Wayne's reputation was tarnished by scandal in the years following the nation’s founding. But as the young United States expanded westward, President George Washington enlisted Wayne to raise an army and secure the nation's western territories. Historian Mary Stockwell sheds light on Wayne's critical role in shaping the early republic during the Northwest Indian War, including his decisive 1794 victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

Mary Stockwell is the former chair of the history department at Lourdes University in Ohio and the author of Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group