In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. Praise for Chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that are enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press From the Paperback edition.
The Chesapeake Book of the Dead
As old grave sites disappear under developers' bulldozers, through neglect, and at the hands of unscrupulous headstone collectors, this book offers a unique and elegiac look at our past and its tales of love and tragedy.
Life in the Chesapeake Bay
Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations.
In honor of the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, a beautifully illustrated travelogue follows Captain John Smith's expeditions around Chesapeake Bay, showcasing the natural vistas, diversity, and sites to visit around the area. Original.
THE STORY: When conservative candidate Therm Pooley's criticism of Kerr's government-sponsored performance art lands him a Senate seat, Kerr seeks revenge. The centerpiece of Pooley's political career is his labrador retriever, Lucky, whose tricks
Chesapeake Bay Blues
This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Describes the nine types of habitat found in the Chesapeake Bay area, discusses each one's ecological system
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
At its opening in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was named one of the “Five Wonders of the Modern World” by Reader’s Digest magazine. It was the culmination of a concerted, decade-long push by a group of men, led by Lucius J. Kellam Jr., an Eastern Shore native and businessman who dreamed of opening up the remote Eastern Shore to the bustling Virginia mainland. This $200-million, 17.6-mile-long series of bridges, tunnels, islands, and trestle in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—long dismissed as impractical and even impossible—won the attention of the world at its opening. It also brought an abrupt end to the ferry service that was long a cornerstone of the New York-to-Florida “Ocean Highway,” shuttling millions of cars between the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads.
FISHES CHESAPEAKE BAY PB
This comprehensive treatise enables users to identify 267 species of fish found in Chesapeake Bay through a system of keys to the orders, to the families within orders, and to the species within families. Written by biologists affiliated with either academic institutions or the National Science Foundation, it offers illustrations from the Smithsonian Institution archives.