Bestselling Author Nathaniel Philbrick Returns to the Park

August 4th, 2021 History,News and Events

The cover of Travels with George by Nathaniel PhilbrickNew York Times bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will appear at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Wednesday, September 15 at 7 PM for a lecture, Q&A, and signing of his new book, Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy, which will be released the day before his appearance.

Tickets are available now on our website.

Ticket price is pay-what-you-wish with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Suggested minimum donation is $15 per person. Tickets do not include the new book. You may purchase one copy of the book along with your tickets for an additional $30. At the request of the publisher, the author will only sign books purchased through this event.

Travels with George

In Travels with George, Philbrick makes an argument for Washington’s unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all 13 former colonies, which had become a united but unsure nation. The book marks a new, first-person voice for Philbrick, weaving history and personal reflection into a single narrative.

Publishers Weekly called Travels with George an “…entertaining mix of history, travelogue, and memoir that takes a page from John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley. Accompanied by his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Dora, Philbrick follows Washington’s footsteps in New England, Long Island, and the South…Echoing both Steinbeck and Washington, Philbrick finds that even in today’s politically divided times, the ‘American identity’ can unite people across regional and philosophical differences. This poignant account strikes a hopeful chord.” Read more of the Publishers Weekly review.

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of numerous bestselling books, including In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction; Sea of Glory, winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Albion-Monroe Award from the National Maritime Historical Society; and Mayflower, finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

Philbrick last visited Washington Crossing Historic Park in 2019 to lecture on his book In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.