Nathaniel Philbrick - Travels with George

Nathaniel Philbrick is joining The Country Bookshop (In-Person!) to discuss his new book, Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.

This event will be held at the Hannah Center Theater at The Oneal School. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at

Each ticket includes an autographed Hardcover copy of Travels with George.

The event will include a presentation by Nathaniel Philbrick, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.

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.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.

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 EyeSea of GloryThe Last StandWhy Read Moby Dick?Away Off Shore; and Second Wind.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Hannah Center Theater
3300 Airport Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562177
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - September 14th, 2021

Travels With George…is quintessential Philbrick — a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.”Boston Globe