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June 19, 2006

New historical travel guide introduced at book signing at CW's Visitor Center

Author Clint Johnson will sign his latest book, “Colonial America and the American Revolution: The 25 Best Sites,” 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, June 23 and 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center.

This guide provides an illuminating glimpse into our nation’s early days and struggle for independence. With more than 80 accompanying photographs and maps, Johnson lays out the historical importance of each location, and uses a points-of-interest rating system to recommend sites. Each chapter offers historical and anecdotal background, directions for each destination, hotel recommendations within walking distance of major sites, insider tips, suggestions for further reading and much more. This book helps travelers:

  • Learn about the historical importance of buildings, battlefields and relics;
  • Discover sites that are virtually unknown to the casual historian;
  • Visit the most important pre-war and wartime homes and plantation houses; and
  • Get recommendations for the best accommodations near all the sites, teeming with history.

    He is the author of eight books, including “The 25 Best Civil War Sites,” “Touring the Carolinas’ Civil War Sites,” “Touring Virginia’s and West Virginia’s Civil War Sites,” “In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee,” “In the Footsteps of Stonewall Jackson,” “Civil War Blunders” and “Bull’s Eyes and Misfires: 50 People Whose Obscure Efforts Shaped the American Civil War.”

    Published by Greenline Publications, “Colonial America and the American Revolution:
    The 25 Best Sites” retails for $19.95.

    Revenue from sales of WILLIAMSBURG® products helps support Colonial Williamsburg’s educational programs. For a free catalog or more information about WILLIAMSBURG products, call toll-free (800) 446-9240 or visit online at www.williamsburgmarketplace.com.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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