While hiking through the Scottish Highlands on vacation, Robinson becomes captivated by the history he finds along every step, leading him toward a deeper connection with natural and human history. He later returns to Europe, and sets out to follow in the footsteps of both Hannibal and Joan of Arc. Hiking through Spain, France, and Italy, he moves from one comic misadventure to another; but along the way he discovers beauty and friendship, and a profound connection with the past. Robinson tells the histories of Hannibal and Joan of Arc in fascinating detail, weaving the stories of their lives and journeys into his own in a memoir of exploration and discovery that bridges the millennia. Hiking Through History is sure to entertain and inform fans of travel, history, and adventure.