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The Resource Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy, Nathaniel Philbrick

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

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Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy
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Travels with George
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in search of Washington and his legacy
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Nathaniel Philbrick
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eng
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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. Travels with George marks a new first-person voice for Philbrick, weaving history and personal reflection into a single narrative.When George Washington became president in 1789, 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 his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing--Americans.In the fall of 2018, Nathaniel Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called "the infant woody country" to see for himself what America had become in the 229 years since. Writing in a thoughtful first person about his own adventures with his wife Melissa and their dog Dora, Philbrick follows Washington's presidential excursions: from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; a venture onto Long Island and eventually across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries as we see the country through both Washington's and Philbrick's eyes.Written at a moment when America's founding figures are under increasing scrutiny, Travels with George grapples bluntly and honestly with Washington's legacy as a man of the people, 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 he meets reenactors, tour guides, and other keepers of history's flame. He paints a picture of eighteenth century America as divided and fraught as it is today, and he comes to understand how Washington compelled, enticed, stood up to, and listened to the many different people he met along the way--and how his all-consuming belief in the Union helped to forge a nation
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
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973.4/1092
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E312
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Read by Nathaniel Philbrick
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  • Washington, George
  • Philbrick, Nathaniel
  • Philbrick, Nathaniel
  • Washington, George
  • Historical reenactments
  • Historical reenactments
  • Politics and government
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Contents
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
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 37 min., 45 sec.))
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9780593417898
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Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy, Nathaniel Philbrick
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Contents
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
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 37 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593417898
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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5b0dee8e-66ff-4ea2-8e2b-107451eee25d
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1268228291
  • (OCoLC)on1268228291
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not applicable
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