In the Footsteps of George Washington identifies, describes, and provides access information about the more than 250 publicly accessible sites that commemorate the life and legacy of the first Preside
In the Footsteps of George Washington identifies, describes, and provides access information about the more than 250 publicly accessible sites that commemorate the life and legacy of the first President of the United States. This book provides travelers with a roadmap to retrace many of the events and to experience many of the places that made up the life of this notable man. Section one provides a brief but unusual biography of George Washington in which emphasis is placed on the travels of the man -- his movements across the late colonial and early national landscape of eastern North America: why he traveled, what events transpired, what places were imprinted with his presence. Section two, the most extensive part of the book, identifies and describes numerous publicly accessible sites that commemorate Washington's life and accomplishments. Location and access information is provided for each site. Section three identifies sources of additional information about Washington's life and the sites that honor him.
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After spending 42 years in the advertising end of the television broadcasting industry, where he worked with such television icons as Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, and Milton Berle, and spending twelve years as censor for "Saturday Night Live" –William Clotworthy retired and began to travel, to lecture, and to write. Now he turns his attention to identifying and describing sites commemorating American presidents. He is a recognized authority on presidential sites, authoring two other books on the American presidential heritage, Presidential Sites: A Directory of Places associated with Presidents of the United States, and Homes and Libraries of the Presidents (now in its third edition, revised), In the Footsteps of George Washington: A Guide to Sites Commemorating the First President, and his most recent title, Homes of the First Ladies: A Guide to Publicly Accessible Homes, Museums, and Related Sites. Mr. Clotworthy previously taught a class on George Washington at the College for Seniors at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and has been named an "Ageless Hero of North Carolina" in recognition of his life-long pursuit of knowledge.