91 Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland. Trish Gallagher. Illustrated by Howard Burns. A collection of twenty-five fascinating accounts of the supernatural from the flatlands of the Eastern Shore to the mountains of western Maryland. Meet legends including the infamous slave kidnapper, Patty Cannon, and the controversial Dr. Samuel Mudd. This book will entertain, amuse, and (just maybe) raise a few goose bumps. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 8 b/w illustrations • 96 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-382-8 • soft cover • $8.95 Maryland Lost and Found...Again. Eugene L Meyer. This tour across the Free State makes comment on the American landscape. Part love letter, part oral history, and part obituary, the book explores the people and places where life has made special contributions to America. From cities, waterways, farmland, and transportation routes come true stories of the state’s unique development. Size: 6" x 9" • 54 b/w photos • Index • 296 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-548-8 • soft cover • $15.95 Lost Towns of Tidewater Maryland. Donald G. Shomette. Maryland’s pre-planned urbanization from 1668 to 1751 was doomed because it ignored natural realities. The true stories shared here relate not simple tales of buildings and wharves, but a history of people, both freemen and slaves, who lived, worked, defended, and died with them. Of 130 sites, less than 20 exist today. Size: 7" x 10" • 4 illus., 29 b/w photos & 13 maps Index • 384 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-527-3 • hard cover • $36.95 Maryland Loyalists in the American Revolution. M. Christopher New. Many Marylanders who would not engage in the movement for independence lost their homes and jobs, and some were banished to Nova Scotia. Some were ill-used by British commanders to fight England’s enemy, Spain, in Florida. This tragic chapter of American history should not be forgotten. Size: 6" x 9" • 10 illus., 4 maps • Index • 210 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-495-5 • hard cover • $26.95 Maryland Folklore. George G. Carey. Tall tales, legends, folk heroes, and local characters relate tra- ditions and history that often are taken for granted. Size: 6" x 9" • 6 b/w photos, 1 map • 176 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3594-5 • soft cover • $12.99 Baltimore Harbor Haunts: True Ghost Stories. Melissa Rowell and Amy Lynwander. Exposes 37 hauntings, from the ghost of a drowned boy in Canton to famous ghosts of Fort McHenry. Size: 6" x 9" • 68 b/w photos • Index • 160 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-2304-0 • soft cover • $14.95 Spooky Creepy Baltimore County. D. P. Roseberry. Come closer to the flames as you read the contemporary haunts of Baltimore County, Maryland. Hear demons in an attic at a Harford Road residence, see shadow people in Perry Hall, and meet a murderous ghost in Middle River. These new and scary stories will have you reading into the night—or at least until the fire dies! Size: 6" x 9" • 14 b/w photos • 160 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3254-8 • soft cover • $14.99 Maryland’s Eastern Shore: A Journey in Time and Place. John R. Wennersten. The region has been geographically isolated and socially unique in its language and customs in agriculture, seafaring, and race. Before accelerating change affects its trans- formation to modern standards, this book reflects the Eastern Shore’s unusual socio-cultural history through absorbing narrative and examples of its probable vanishing lifestyle. Size: 6" x 9" • 21 b/w photos, 1 map • Index • 310 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-428-3 • hard cover • $23.95 Down on the Shore. Adele V. Holden. A true story that reveals a lifestyle among local blacks who meted out life in a society rigidly enforced by Shore whites; a way of life both humane and cruel. It recalls battles to fulfill goals instilled by parents who saw education as their children’s only chance in a segregated country. Conquering adversity, the poet/author chose a life devoted to teaching and equality. Size: 6" x 9" • 20 b/w photos • 248 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-547-1 • soft cover • $15.95 Memory of a Murder. Earl Staggs. A killer is leaving a trail of terror and death from Baltimore to Ocean City, and only one man can stop him. The man develops psychicpowers thatallowhim tosee thingsmostpeople can’t. Twelve years later, his special sight opens the doorway to a man who begs for help, “I think I killed someone." Will the man’s visions lead to the killer? Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 272 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-604-1 • soft cover • $13.95 Briar Patch: The Murder that Would Not Die. Donald Grady Shomette. The murder of two teenage girls remained unsolved with one false lead after another …until a surprising phone call was received more than 40 years later. Would it put an end to the crime dubbed “The Murder That Would Not Die"? Inspired by the 1955 Northwest Branch Park murder case in a peaceful Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Size: 6" x 9" • 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3782-6 • hard cover • $24.99 Cal Ripken, Jr., Quiet Hero. 2nd Edition. Lois Nicholson. Baseball star Cal Ripken, Jr. is remembered for his early years in a baseball family through the minor leagues, two Most Valuable Player Awards, and record-setting achievements as the Baltimore Oriole’s superstar shortstop. Grades 4 to 8 Size: 6" x 9" • 50 b/w photos • Chronology/Index 128 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-87033-481-8 hard cover • $13.95 From Maryland to Cooperstown: Seven Mary- land Natives in Baseball’s Hall of Fame . Lois P. Nicholson. Chronicles the lives and careers of seven of baseball’s elite, beginning with Baltimore’s own Babe Ruth; Vic Willis; famed hitter “Home Run" Baker; William Julius “Judy" Johnson; Robert Moses “Lefty" Grove; Jimmie Foxx; and Al Kaline. Grades 4 to 8 Size: 7" x 9" • 39 b/w photos • Index • 144 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-494-8 • hard cover • $19.95 Fighting for Fairness: The Life Story of Hall of Fame Sportswriter Sam Lacy. Sam Lacy, with Moses J. Newson. An outspoken advocate for equal opportunity, Sam Lacy spearheaded integration in major league baseball. He lived with sports heroes Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby, in the segregated accommodations to which they were relegated for years, despite their outstanding performances on the playing field. Size: 6" x 9" • 35 b/w photos • Index • 272 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-512-9 • hard cover • $29.95 Rex Barney's Thank Youuuu for 50 Years in Baseball from Brooklyn to Baltimore. Rex Barney, with Norman L. Macht. The man who threw faster than most and whose pitching career sped by quicker than his fastball. Barney became a legend as part of the most exciting era of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1943 to 1951. Rex takes the reader into dugouts, clubhouses, and broadcastboothstomeetmanagers,stars,andscrubinis. Size: 6" x 9" • 50 b/w photos & 2 illustrations • Index 280 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-87033-443-6 hard cover • $19.95 From Colts to Ravens: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Baltimore Professional Football. John F. Steadman. The tale of football in Baltimore; from the organization of the Colts in 1947, through the sale of the team to Bob Irsay in 1972, to the infamous trip out of the town under the cover of darkness in 1984, and finally the acquisition of a new Baltimore team, the Ravens, in 1996. Size: 6" x 9" • 68 b/w photos & 3 illustrations Index • 256 pp. ISBN: 978-0-87033-497-9 • hard cover • $24.99 CHESAPEAKE BAY: SCENES Natural Wonders of Assateague Island. Mark Hendricks. Noted wildlife photographer Mark Hendricks shows a side of Assateague Island few visitors ever glimpse in this stunning collection of over 190 color pictures. Rare scenes of a wild river otter, snowy owl, black stallion, and many more creatures celebrate the island's unique biodiversity, from its beaches to inland forests. Size: 10" x 7" • 197 images • 144 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5340-6 • hard cover • $24.99 Yesterday on the Chesapeake Bay. James Tigner, Jr. The story of the Ches- apeake Bay told through 466 vintage postcards and other ephemera. See the Bay in the days before there were bridges. Travel by steamboat between Baltimore and Norfolk; go to bathing beaches in Maryland,thencontinuesouthtoVirginia. Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 204 color & 262 b/w photos • Price Guide • 160 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-2597-3 • hard cover • $39.95 The Best of Times on the Chesapeake Bay: An Account of a Rock Hall Waterman. Robert L. Rich, Jr.; lived by Captain Lawrence William Simns. Larry Simns has worked as a commercial fisherman in the waters of Maryland for nearly sixty years, serving as President of the Maryland Watermen’s Association since the 1970s. Here, find 65 stories that provide a funny, pointed, and candid portrait of his journey to lead independent, hard-charging commercial fishermen. Size: 6" x 9" • 42 illustrations • Index • 288 pp ISBN: 978-0-7643-4277-6 • soft cover • $19.99. Cities and Towns of the Chesapeake. Bill Cronin. This travel guide explores the rich Maryland history and local sites for 100 cities, towns, and villages on the Chesapeake Bay. Classic architecture, historic sites, restaurants, places to stay, marinas, and lists of local attractionsare included.Mapsandphotographsprovide a handy reference for fascinating day or weekend trips by highway or waterway. Size: 7" x 10" • 799 color images, 105 maps • Index 288 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4463-3 soft cover • $34.99 Steamboat Days on the Chesa- peake: Betterton and Tolchester Beach. James Tigner, Jr. Over 300 postcards and text present Maryland’s beach resorts, Betterton and Tolches- ter Beach. Their Victorian hotels were booked solid all summer, and Chesa- peake Bay’s biggest and best-known amusement park brought excursion boats across the bay. Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 328 images • Price Guide • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3109-1 • hard cover • $29.99 MIDDLE ATLANTIC: MARYLAND, CHESAPEAKE BAY