Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
Viking
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.22 X 9.13 X 1.42 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525562177

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About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Valiant Ambition, winner of the George Washington Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; In the Hurricane's Eye; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby-Dick?; Away Off Shore; and Second Wind.

Reviews

[An] entertaining mix of history, travelogue, and memoir . . . This poignant account strikes a hopeful chord.--Publishers Weekly

Washington, as portrayed by Philbrick, is an impressive figure who knew that he was a national icon, but this did not go to his head. . . . Though some histories of the era treat slavery as an unfortunate footnote, Philbrick does not shy away from pointing out its evils. When he cuts back to the present, roads and accommodations improve, and he encounters monuments, museums, and local historians who describe details of Washington's visit and, more often than not, disprove a popular myth.--Kirkus Reviews