Travels with George

Travels with George
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-09-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780525562184

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Travels with George . . . is quintessential Philbrick—a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.” —The Boston Globe 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 monthlong 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.

George Washington s Journey

George Washington s Journey
Author: T.H. Breen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781451675443

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This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist. T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to take the new federal government directly to the people. He organized an extraordinary journey carrying him to all thirteen states. It transformed American political culture. For Washington, the stakes were high. If the nation fragmented, as it had almost done after the war, it could never become the strong, independent nation for which he had fought. In scores of communities, he communicated a powerful and enduring message—that America was now a nation, not a loose collection of states. And the people responded to his invitation in ways that he could never have predicted.

Sacred Travels

Sacred Travels
Author: Christian George
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2006-12-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830835027

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The Christian life is a journey not just spiritually but also physically and experientially. As global travel becomes more accessible, new opportunities arise for these journeys to be spiritually significant. You may find yourself in historic places where Christian faith shaped entire civilizations. And you may realize that you too are being changed—from a tourist to a pilgrim. Christian George recovers the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage, in which travel to sacred sites leads to the transformation of the soul. In engaging narratives of his worldwide voyages, he follows in the footsteps of spiritual pilgrims from across the centuries, from Luther in Wartburg to Spurgeon in England. His travels to landmark places from Iona to Assisi give him not only a better understanding of his Christian heritage, but also of God's inner work in pilgrims throughout history and today. Come with Christian as he breaks bread with Benedictines in Ireland and worships with the Taizé community in France. Experience the transforming power of spiritual pilgrimage. And discover what it means to be a pilgrim as you follow God wherever he leads.

Travels with Rachel

Travels with Rachel
Author: George Mahood
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-12-23
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1976714818

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Knee-deep in a swamp in the depths of the Bolivian jungle, hunting for anacondas in a pair of sandals, it occurred to George that perhaps he should have booked that all-inclusive honeymoon to the Maldives after all.Join George and Rachel on their hilarious journey through the wilds of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as they climb volcanoes, fish for piranhas, trek through the Amazon rainforest, take death-defying bus rides, sample some of the continent's strangest delicacies, and try to get to Machu Picchu. Armed only with a basic knowledge of Spanish, small backpacks, and bags of enthusiasm, they set off together on what promised to be a life-changing adventure.

Travels with Vamper

Travels with Vamper
Author: George Critchlow
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-12-14
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781506905280

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This is a story about Critchlow's solo two- month journey into Middle America to celebrate his retirement and reflect on life, culture, and the past. It is a real journey -- through the West, the Bible Belt, and Missouri River country -- in Vamper, Critchlow's affectionate name for his 1999 Ford Coachmen camper van. But it is also about Critchlow's life journey, about race, religion, the environment, and a divided America in the age of Donald Trump. Critchlow weaves together people, places, historical anecdotes, political observations, legal tales, and personal history in a way that helps explain the competing narratives in American society today. His journey also tells us something about how a baby boomer might look back and look forward as he moves into his senior years and faces the challenge of retirement.

MARCO POLO HIS TRAVELS ADV

MARCO POLO HIS TRAVELS   ADV
Author: George M. (George Makepeace) 184 Towle
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-08-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 1371556938

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Curious George 2 Follow That Monkey

Curious George 2  Follow That Monkey
Author: H. A. Rey
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2010-02-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780547391717

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This 24-page, 8 x 8, paperback adaptation of the straight-to-DVD movie, Curious George: Follow That Monkey!, chronicles George's adventures as he befriends Kayla, a baby elephant, at a magic circus show and helps her travel across the country to be reunited with her family. Accompanied by his friend, the man with the yellow hat, George travels by foot, train, and truck to reach Kayla's brother and sister in California, only to be accused of elephant-napping and returned to New York City. Luckily, Kayla's owner sees what a good friend George is and realizes how much Kayla misses her family. Kayla's brother and sister are brought to the circus in New York, resulting in a happily permanent elephant reunion. A pull-out movie poster is included.

George Washington s America

George Washington s America
Author: Barnet Schecter
Publsiher: Walker Books
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2010-11-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UOM:39076002903586

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Inspired by the remarkable maps George Washington drew and purchased, historian Schecter has crafted a unique portrait of the first Founding Father, placing the reader at the scenes of his early career as a surveyor, and his dramatic exploits in the French and Indian War through his shaping of the new republic.