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Remembering Kent Island

Remembering Kent Island Author Brent Lewis
ISBN-10 9781614233022
Release 2009-05-13
Pages 128
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Settled by William Claiborne and fought for by the Calverts, Kent Island is a land of charming beauty and unfailing hospitality. Local author Brent Lewis regales his readers with tales of industrious watermen, floating theatres, legendary pirates, bootleggers and ghostly haunts. Meet Islanders such as the feisty Margaret Brent, who petitioned for voting rights in 1648, and tenacious Senator James Kirwan, who saved the island from becoming a weapons testing ground. With a warm style, Lewis pays homage to a way of life that is fast slipping beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.



Remembering Kent Island Stories from the Chesapeake

Remembering Kent Island  Stories from the Chesapeake Author Brent Lewis
ISBN-10 154021981X
Release 2009-05
Pages 130
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Settled by William Claiborne and fought for by the Calverts, Kent Island is a land of charming beauty and unfailing hospitality. Local author Brent Lewis regales his readers with tales of industrious watermen, floating theatres, legendary pirates, bootleggers and ghostly haunts. Meet Islanders such as the feisty Margaret Brent, who petitioned for voting rights in 1648, and tenacious Senator James Kirwan, who saved the island from becoming a weapons testing ground. With a warm style, Lewis pays homage to a way of life that is fast slipping beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.



Kent Island

Kent Island Author Janet Freedman
ISBN-10 0938420844
Release 2001-12-02
Pages 180
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A story of family, place, and time before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge paved over a way of life with a six-lane highway.



Annapolis City on the Severn

Annapolis  City on the Severn Author Jane W. McWilliams
ISBN-10 9780801896590
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 478
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The story of Annapolis resonates in every century of American history. Annapolis has been home to tobacco plantations, political intrigue, international commerce, the U.S. Naval Academy, ballooning population growth, and colonial, state, and national government. Jane Wilson McWilliams’s captivating history explores Annapolis from its settlement in 1650 to its historic preservation campaign of the late twentieth century. McWilliams brings alive the people of Annapolis as she recounts their fortunes and foibles. Be they black or white, slave or master, woman or man, each has a place in this book. With unsurpassed detail and graceful prose, she describes the innermost workings of Maryland’s capital city—its social, civic, and religious institutions; its powerful political leaders; and its art, architecture, and neighborhoods. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book chronicles more than three hundred years of Annapolis history. As unique as the city it describes, Annapolis, City on the Severn builds on the most recent scholarship and offers readers a fascinating portrait into the past of this great city.



Hoopers Island

Hoopers Island Author Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
ISBN-10 0738543829
Release 2007
Pages 127
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In the early 1600s, Capt. John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay from Jamestown. On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, he found dozens of small islands, including a chain of three islands that later came to be named Hoopers Island. Fifty years later, when Lord Baltimore allowed permanent settlement on the Eastern Shore, Hoopers Island was quickly settled. Planters came for the islandÃ's fertile soil, fresh water, timber, and easy access to the sea. Oysters and crabs were of little interest. However, after the Civil War, more and more Hoopers Islanders turned to the water to make a living, and it is for its seafood that the area is best known in modern times. Island watermen have been harvesting the bayÃ's treasures for more than a century and sending them to the kitchens of Maryland and beyond. Over the last 400 years, Hoopers Island has lost much of its land to erosion, but its culture still retains connections to its past.



Rock Hall

Rock Hall Author Robin Wood Kurowski
ISBN-10 0738553107
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 127
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Rock Hall, Maryland, is a small, tranquil community nestled in Kent County on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Settled by fishermen and recently released indentured servants lured by subsistence fishing and farming, the town soon earned a reputation for enormous hauls of rockfish; thus, Rock Haul (later Rock Hall) was named. Eventually shipbuilding and other water-oriented enterprises developed, and the town evolved. More than 300 years later, farmers and watermen still provide the basis of the communitys economy, and the residents are evermore dedicated to historic preservation. In Images of America: Rock Hall, vintage photographs depict Rock Hall harbor, Tolchester Beach, Eastern Neck Island, and the Chesapeake Bay.



Creatures of Empire

Creatures of Empire Author Virginia DeJohn Anderson
ISBN-10 0195304462
Release 2006
Pages 322
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Presenting history in a new light, this original work highlights the pivotal role that livestock played in early America. 2 maps, 8 halftones.



Chesapeake

Chesapeake Author James A. Michener
ISBN-10 9780812986280
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 1024
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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. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. 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 is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press



The First Frontier

The First Frontier Author Scott Weidensaul
ISBN-10 9780547539560
Release 2012-02-08
Pages 480
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Frontier: the word carries the inevitable scent of the West. But before Custer or Lewis and Clark, before the first Conestoga wagons rumbled across the Plains, it was the East that marked the frontier—the boundary between complex Native cultures and the first colonizing Europeans. Here is the older, wilder, darker history of a time when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground—when radically different societies adopted and adapted the ways of the other, while struggling for control of what all considered to be their land. The First Frontier traces two and a half centuries of history through poignant, mostly unheralded personal stories—like that of a Harvard-educated Indian caught up in seventeenth-century civil warfare, a mixed-blood interpreter trying to straddle his white and Native heritage, and a Puritan woman wielding a scalping knife whose bloody deeds still resonate uneasily today. It is the first book in years to paint a sweeping picture of the Eastern frontier, combining vivid storytelling with the latest research to bring to life modern America’s tumultuous, uncertain beginnings.



The Covenant

The Covenant Author James A. Michener
ISBN-10 9780812986693
Release 2015
Pages 1159
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A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction on a journey through hundreds of years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they endure the region's endless racial conflicts. Book available.



A History of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department

A History of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Author Brent Lewis
ISBN-10 1596299819
Release 2010
Pages 124
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Once, Kent Island homes that caught fire often burned to the ground. That changed in 1947 with the founding of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, and for more than half a century, local volunteers have protected their community from fire and flood. Author Brent Lewis charts the history of this Kent Island institution with firsthand accounts from ordinary heroes, humorous stories of late-night practical jokes and recipes for applesauce cake and oyster fritters from the ladies auxiliary. Join Lewis as he tells the stories of the men and women who have dedicated themselves to the service of their community and created a family in the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. Book jacket.



The King of Little Things

The King of Little Things Author Bil Lepp
ISBN-10 1561457086
Release 2013
Pages 32
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"When King Normous decides to become king of the whole world, the King of Little Things--and his subjects--must find a way to outsmart Normous and keep their little kingdom safe"--



Crisfield

Crisfield Author Jason Rhodes
ISBN-10 0738542393
Release 2006
Pages 128
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Crisfield, once one of the largest communities in Maryland, is a city literally built on seafood: its foundation is comprised largely of oyster shells. Named in 1866 for Eastern Shore Railroad president John W. Crisfield, the city was formed from the Somerset County communities of Annemessex and Somers Cove and incorporated in 1872. Known then as "Dodge City of the East," the railroad's seafood-shipping opportunities gave the area new hope, and by the 1930s, it gained the nickname "Seafood Capital of the World." Crisfield: The First Century highlights landmark events--the Great Fire of 1928, Hurricane Hazel in 1954, and the creation of the National Hard Crab Derby--and everyday life at school, church, and downtown. Crisfield's rich history is captured in more than 200 images in this volume.



The Best of Zane Grey Outdoorsman

The Best of Zane Grey  Outdoorsman Author George Reiger
ISBN-10 9780811742016
Release 1992-08-01
Pages 368
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Stories by a master storyteller recapture an era of wild adventures, legendary sportsmen, and rugged landscapes in some of the world's most exotic locales.



The Beginners of a Nation

The Beginners of a Nation Author Edward Eggleston
ISBN-10 9781465528230
Release 1925
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The Beginners of a Nation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Beginners of a Nation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Beginners of a Nation book for free.



Emotions in History Lost and Found

Emotions in History     Lost and Found Author Ute Frevert
ISBN-10 9786155053344
Release 2011
Pages 255
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Coming to terms with emotions and how they influence human behaviour, seems to be of the utmost importance to societies that are obsessed with everything “neuro.” On the other hand, emotions have become an object of constant individual and social manipulation since “emotional intelligence” emerged as a buzzword of our times. Reflecting on this burgeoning interest in human emotions makes one think of how this interest developed and what fuelled it. From a historian’s point of view, it can be traced back to classical antiquity. But it has undergone shifts and changes which can in turn shed light on social concepts of the self and its relation to other human beings (and nature). The volume focuses on the historicity of emotions and explores the processes that brought them to the fore of public interest and debate.



Thin Ice

Thin Ice Author Irene Hannon
ISBN-10 0800724534
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 400
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After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail--addressed in her sister's handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive. FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he's coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive--who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game--or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda. Bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist Irene Hannon warms readers' hearts as they root for a romance between Lance and Christy, but she pulls out all the stops as this high-stakes thriller chills to the bone in a race to the finish.