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Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War
Eric Mills.
A rich panorama of Civil War history, this is the
story of gunboats and smugglers, privateers and
street-brawlers ñ the chronicle of mighty armies and
ironclads, shoreline artillery and tidewater guerillas,
blockade-running oystermen and the unsung sailors
of the Potomac Flotilla.
Size:6"x9"•95bw images, index•328pp.
Maryland Loyalists in the American Revolution
M. Christopher New. The story of Marylanders who
could not engage in the war that was breaking out,
many lost their homes and jobs; some were banished
to Nova Scotia. Using rare documents, muster rolls,
and letters, the author has uncovered a chapter of
American history.
Size:6"x9"•10 illustrations,4maps•210pp.
Jay Merwin, John Capper, Garrett Power, Frank Shivers.
Public attitudes about the health of the bay, from 1607
suresthat influencedhowpeopleusethewater.Complex
programs are clarified, placed in historical context, and
shown tohave improved thequalityof thebay.
Size: 6" x 9" • 8 illustrations, 35 b/w photos, 3maps •
Choptank Odyssey: Celebrating a Great
Chesapeake River
Tom Horton & David W.
Harp. This book of more than 150 vibrant pho-
tographs and seven essays depicts the natural
history, human history, science, and culture of
the Delmarva Peninsula’s largest river. Explore
the Choptank River—from its beginnings at
upstream springs and farm ditches to its broad
estuary below Cambridge, Maryland—discover
its inhabitants, and learn about the impact of
human activity on the natural environment.
Fly Fishing the Tidewaters of Maryland's Ches-
apeake Bay: A Calendar Year of Stories, Spots,
and Recipes
Brett Gaba. Enjoy a thoughtful, rural, and
down-to-earth portrait of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay as
seen by an avid fly fisherman. Each chapter is decorated
with images of rich wood carvings by Danielle Spradley
and vintage prints by A. Aubrey Bodine. The stories are
punctuated with old wives’ tales and family recipes.
Size:6"x9"•25bw images•256pp.
The Illustrated Delaware River: The History of
a Great American River
Hal Taylor. The Delaware
River defines not only the common borders of the
states of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and
New York, but it’s also shaped the entire United States.
More than 140 original drawings and paintings, along
with fascinating text, bring to life this great American
waterway’s heritage and history.
Size:6"x9"•140color&bw images•288pp.
Voices of the Chesapeake Bay
Michael Buckley,
Photography by David W. Harp. The
Voices of the
Chesapeake Bay
radio show has featured hundreds
of people who live, work, and play on the Chesapeake.
Host Michael Buckley brings us a fascinating collec-
tion of over fifty of these interviews in written form,
providing the reader with glimpses into Chesapeake
Bay life from a variety of diverse perspectives.
Naturalist on the Nanticoke: The Natural
History of a River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Robert A. Hedeen. The Nanticoke River, flowing
thirty-six miles to the Chesapeake Bay, is surrounded
by mosquito-ridden, low-lying marshland. Its natural
history and ecology have given rise to fascinating
stories and legends that are shared here.
Size:6"x9"•18 illustrations,1map
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
transformation 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 • 310pp.
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 • 248pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-547-1 • soft cover • $15.95
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, then continue
south to Virginia.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 204 color & 262
b/w photos • Price Guide • 160pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2597-3 • hard cover • $39.95
Exploring Delmarva: A Travel Guide from Cape
Charles to Chesapeake City
. Curtis J. Badger. Dis-
cover the Delmarva Peninsula through this new travel
guide. Learn about the special kinship residents share
as you tour historic Lewes in Delaware, St. Michaels
in Maryland, Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia, and
much more. An in depth “Best Places" list covers just
about every activity.
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. Accompanied by pen and
ink drawings by Anne Crane Harlan.
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 attractions are included. Maps and photo-
graphs provide a handy reference for fascinating
day or weekend trips by highway or waterway.
Size: 7" x 10" • 799 color images, 105 maps •
Index • 288pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4463-3 • soft cover • $34.99
Steamboat Days on the Chesa-
peake: Betterton and Tolchester
James Tigner, Jr.. Over 300
postcards and text present Mary-
land’s beach resorts, Betterton and
Tolchester Beach. Their Victorian
hotels were booked solid all summer,
and Chesapeake Bay’s biggest and
best-known amusement park brought
excursion boats across the bay.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 328 images • Price Guide • 128pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3109-1 • hard cover • $29.99
Chesapeake Views
John Werry.
Award-winning photographer John
Werry draws upon his 40-year love
affair with the Chesapeake Bay to
inspire a book with more than 200
stunning photographs of Chesapeake
Bay scenes. Included in this visual tour
are images of spectacular wildlife, wa-
termen making their living, working
boats, and classic boats on the Bay.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 204 photos • 160pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4070-3 • hard cover • $34.99
Just Passing Through
Mick Blackistone.
Photographs by Marion E. Warren. Photo-
graphs by renown photographer, the late
Marion Warren, and insightful poetry by
award-winning author Mick Blackistone.
Black and white imagery of moments in time
of people and places of the Chesapeake Bay
region come alive in this book, revealing the
warmth and spirit of living that is timeless
in today’s world.
Size: 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 63 b/w photos • 128pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3991-2 • soft cover • $14.99
Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay
through the Seasons
John Page Williams, Jr.
Illustrated by Alice Jane Lippson. Fishing enthusi-
asts discover how to catch more bluefish or white
perch; bird watchers and hikers learn when to look
for ospreys and geese. Cruising sailors learn why
a great blue heron stalks the shallows in summer;
canoeists discover when to look for wild marsh
flowers. Answers many naturalists’ questions and
much more!
Size: 6" x 9" • 16 illustrations
Index • 248pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-449-8 • soft cover • $14.95
Exploring the Chesapeake in Small Boats
Page Williams, Jr. Descriptions of the bay’s waterways
in relation to geology, ecology, and human history.
Learn about water safety, boat selection, seamanship,
motoring, rowing, paddling, and poling. Also a useful
discussion of natural history gear, such as binoculars,
field guides, cast nets, books, and maps.
Chesapeake Legacy: Tools and Traditions
Larry Chowning . Chesapeake Bay watermen had
to be self-sufficient just to take care of their basic
needs and make their living on and around the water.
Includes tales from the days of fishing under sail,
reminiscences from women who survived in the
waterman’s world, recipes for salting herring and
cooking muskrat, and descriptions of distinctive
fishing vessels from bygone eras.
Size: 7" x 10" • 56 illustrations & 147 b/w photos
320pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-3595-2 • soft cover
• $29.99
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