In 1789, one of the first things President George Washington did was travel from the first capital in New York City to Massachusetts and to the Carolinas to take the pulse of a people who'd endured a long, contentious revolution. With a cheerful, engaging delivery and a healthy supply of historical facts and personal anecdotes, author and narrator Nathaniel Philbrick follows Washington's path, visiting roadside taverns and historic homes where Washington did actually sleep. With a critical ear and an empathetic tone, Philbrick examines the day's thorniest questions--states' rights, a national treasury, and, toughest of all, slavery. Washington accomplished a tremendous amount but was never able to convince the country or even himself to abolish the "institution." That burden remains with our nation to this day. B.P. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9780593417881 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780593417898 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593417904 $95.00
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