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

After 3pm, tickets can be purchased at the door.

We are asking, for everyone's safety, that face masks be worn. We appreciate your understanding.

The Hannah Center, also known as the Hannah Center Gymnasium, is on the O'Neal School Campus.

The O'Neal School is located at 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Follow the main entrance toward the back of the campus, the entrance to the Hannah Center

is caddy-corner to end of the tennis courts.

You will receive your autographed book upon entrance to the event. An audience

Q&A will follow Nathaniel's presentation.

Additional autographed books will be available for purchase.


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 Eye; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; Away Off Shore; and Second Wind.

Venue Information

Hannah Center Theater
3300 Airport Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Organizer Information

The Country Bookshop


140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-3211

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