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Discovering American History in EnglandAn Illustrated Traveler’s Guide

Published by GILES

Add to Cart US$39.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 296 pages, 241 x 160mm (6 ¼ x 9 ½ in.), portrait

Illustrations — 250 colour illustrations including 2 maps

Format — Paperback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-38-6

Book Details (pdf) — Discovering_American_History_ai.pdf

Press Release — Finding the real people who made American history

Sales Points

"A comprehensive and entertaining work. Ideal for any American visiting Britain" The American"

"As an introductory and entertaining read on US historical connections in England this book is excellent" Reference Reviews

“A simply written compendium of fun and fantastic facts, with related places to visit, and many “Ah Ha!” moments.—a great addition for any American traveling in the UK” Sandra Barghini, Director, The American Museum in Britain

About the Book

Many of America’s most notable citizens have spent substantial amounts of time in England, and yet the traces of their lives are widely overlooked by travellers. Author and historian Catherine Leitch, an American who has lived in England for 12 years, has compiled anecdotes, maps and descriptions of the often-surprising connections between English and American culture. This brand new book opens with an historical overview of England and America, before presenting chapters which cover Colonial Settlers in the New World, the birth of American Independence, military connections, politicians, American ladies in England, artists, musicians, poets and writers. Each section contains illustrated entries for key people, together with a list of places connected to the person that can be visited. These places are listed in the Gazetteer of London and England which follows. Special “side-bars” also feature information on major buildings and cities with notable connections to America.

About the Author(s)

Catherine Leitch is an historian born in the United States. She earned a Masters degree at Vanderbilt University and has taught history in the U.S. For the past 12 years she has lived in England, and currently lives in London with her family.