This book is a travelogue of Nathaniel Philbrick’s journey across the United States with his dog, George. Along the way, Philbrick reflects on Washington’s legacy and how it has shaped America over the years.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about American history and Washington’s legacy.
- The author’s reflections on Washington’s legacy are interesting and well-written.
- The book is very well researched and provides a lot of historical information about America.
- It is an enjoyable read, even for those who are not interested in history or politics.
- The author could have spent more time exploring Washington’s legacy and less time recounting his own journey.
- The book is somewhat disjointed, with many tangential stories that don’t always add up to a cohesive whole.
- It can be dry at times, making it difficult to read cover-to-cover.
Learn more about the author
Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In The Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Bunker Hill, recipient of the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Nathan Hale award. He has also written a study of Native American history in North America, called The Last Stand.
“A wonderful tribute to our first president that is also a great travelogue of the U.S.”
“Nathaniel Philbrick takes us on a cross-country journey with his dog George, in search of the legacy of George Washington. This engaging and insightful book is peopled with interesting characters we meet along the way – from historical reenactors to small town folk – and offers new insights into our nation’s history. Travels with George is as entertaining as it is informative.”
“An informative and entertaining read for anyone interested in American history.”
“Nathaniel Philbrick’s Travels with George is an insightful, engaging look at America as seen through the eyes of its most influential founder. A must-read for history buffs and tourists alike!”