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Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy / Nathaniel Philbrick.

Philbrick, Nathaniel, (author,, narrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Red Lake Falls Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 973.4109 PHI (Text) 35500006356461 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593417881
  • ISBN: 0593417887
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (9 hrs., 35 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: The chariot -- Part I: Inauguration. Loomings ; Mount Vernon ; "Wreaths and chaplets of flowers" ; New York -- Part II: New England. Dreaming of George Washington ; "Only a man" ; Turf wars ; "A child of God" ; The middle road home -- Part III: Into the South. The spies of Long Island ; Newport ; Providence -- Part IV: South. Terra incognita ; The fellowship of the past ; "Follow the yellow brick road" ; "Eleven o'clock Sunday morning" ; "A cat may look on a king" ; Muddy freshets ; "The devil's own roads" -- Epilogue: The view from the mountain.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Summary, etc.:
Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies, which were now an unsure nation.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    Nathaniel Philbrick, noted author of numerous books chronicling American history, this time examines the father of our country, George Washington, through a personal lens. Comparing the era of the newly formed and struggling 13 original states with the differently fraught times our country has been experiencing lately, this work examines similar strife in the separate times. In facing the fact that Washington's messaging was more democratic than the reality of his lifestyle, the author posits that it was his determination and foresight that pulled America together. Philbrick and his wife and puppy travel Washington's route to his first inauguration, talking to townsfolk and local historians to suss out the man and his times, in the manner of Steinbeck's Travels with Charley—part travelogue, part commentary. Philbrick also narrates this knowledgeable ramble, giving the audio production an everyman tone, delivering deep ideals and lesser-known facts with understated honesty and humor, and avoiding a judgmental tone. Recommended for those interested in history and political perspectives, sprinkled with on-the-road vignettes. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Nathaniel Philbrick</b> grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in America Literature from Duke University, where he was a James B. Duke Fellow. He was Brown University&rsquo;s first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978, the same year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, Rhode Island. After working as an editor at <i>Sailing World</i> magazine, he wrote and edited several books about sailing, including <i>The Passionate Sailor, Second Wind</i>, and <i>Yaahting: A Parody</i>. &#160; &#160; In 2000, Philbrick published the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>In the Heart of the Sea,</i> which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The book is the basis of the Warner Bros. motion picture <i>Heart of the Sea</i>, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker, Ben Wishaw, and Tom Holland. The book also inspired a 2001 Dateline special on NBC as well as the 2010 two-hour PBS American Experience film <i>Into the Deep</i> by Ric Burns. &#160; Philbrick&rsquo;s writing has appeared in <i>Vanity Fair</i>, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, and the <i>Boston Globe</i>. He has appeared on the <i>Today</i> show, <i>The Morning Show</i>, <i>Dateline</i>, PBS&rsquo;s <i>American Experience</i>, C-SPAN, and NPR. He and his wife live on Nantucket.

Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Travel > United States.
Philbrick, Nathaniel > Travel > United States.
Historical reenactments > United States.
United States > History > 18th century.
United States > Politics and government > 1789-1797.
United States > Description and travel.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Travel writing.
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