Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick has become known for his meaty tales about courageous seafarers, rebellious colonists, and ambitious men on ill-fated expeditions, all prepared with precision and zest, and fans of the prolific historian have grown accustomed to welcoming each new book like an invitation from a chef.

In Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy, Philbrick retraces three trips that George Washington took during his presidency. Less a meaty tale than a pupu platter of historical anecdote, travel writing, personal reminiscence, dog stories, and an alarming encounter with a tornado, the book may not fill you up, but you’ll probably find a lot to like.