Along the 175-mile stretch from Monticello to Gettysburgdesignated by Congress as the official "birthplace of America"intriguing details of our nation's past emerge from every town and byway. This beautiful book spotlights key places and personalities on the route, revealing insiders' stories of early America.
Explore Native American burial grounds and little-known battlefields; legends of heroes, spies, and wartime romances; breathtaking secrets of the Underground Railroad; and the sagas of seven presidents who lived in the region.
Learn about the the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, a nonprofit innovating sustainable economic development to support historic preservation.
Andrew Cockburn is a writer and lecturer on defense and national affairs. Author of five nonfiction books, most recently Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, he has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and others.
Kenneth Garrett specializes in archaeology, paleontology, and ancient cultures. He has photographed archaeological subjects worldwide for National Geographic and has also published his work in many books including Egypt of the Pharaohs, Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Curse of the Pharaohs and The Human Story.
"It took three years and 21,000 pictures for National Geographic photographer Ken Garrett to capture the range of natural beauty and rich heritage along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground."Culpeper Star-Exponent (Virginia)
"The book celebrates one of the three newest of the 40 national heritage areas designated by Congress The photography is exactly what you would expect from a National Geographic publication."Free Lance-Star