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

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  • 24 of 56 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Putnam Public Library. (Show)

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4 current holds with 56 total copies.

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Putnam Public Library 973.4 PHI (Text to phone) 33610148409615 New Material Checked out 12/14/2021
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW 973.41 PHILBRIC, N. (Text to phone) 32544072760639 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/13/2021
Bethel Public Library NEW 973.41 PHI (Text to phone) 34030147222381 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ANF 973.4 PHI (Text to phone) 33260000528738 Adult New Available -
Brookfield Library 973.4109/PHILBRICK (Text to phone) 34029150571924 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater 973.4 PHILBRICK (Text to phone) 36937000647637 Adult New Material In transit -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport 973.4 PHILBRICK (Text to phone) 34000151260007 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 973.41 PHI (Text to phone) 34014150060557 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/04/2021
Chester Public Library 973.4 PHI (Text to phone) 33210000527776 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/06/2021
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 973.4 Phi (Text to phone) 33180141826454 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0525562176 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780525562177 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780525562177
  • ISBN: 0525562176
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2021]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Does George Washington still matter? The bestselling author argues for his unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new President through the former colonies, now an unsure nation. A new first-person voice for Philbrick, weaving history and personal reflection into one narrative. When George Washington became president in 1798, the United States of America was still a loose and quarrelsome confederation and a tentative political experiment. Washington undertook a tour of the ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens about their lives and their feelings about his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing--Americans. Nathaniel Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called "the infant woody country"--and to see for himself what it had become in the 230 years since. Writing in a thoughtful first person about his own adventures with his travel companions (wife and puppy), Philbrick follows the tour of America that Washington went on after becoming President--an almost 2,000-mile journey from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York, a tour of New England, a venture out across Long Island, and into the hinterlands of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly back and forth from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries, so we see the country through Washington's eyes as well as Philbrick's. Written at a moment when America's foundational ideals--or claims to them--are under scrutiny, Travels with George grapples bluntly and honestly with George Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a mythical figure of the early republic, a reluctant President, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery. At historic houses and landmarks, Philbrick reports on the reinterpretations at work, as well as meeting reenactors and other keepers of the flame. He paints a picture of 18th century America as divided and fraught as it is today, and he comes to understand how Washington entranced, compelled, enticed, and stood up to the many different kinds of citizens he met on this journey--and how through belief, vision, and sheer will he convinced them that they were now all Americans, creating a sense of national solidarity that had never existed before"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Travel > United States.
Philbrick, Nathaniel > Travel > United States.
United States > History > 18th century.
United States > Politics and government > 1789-1797.
United States > Description and travel.
Historical reenactments > United States.

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