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We stock a wide range of great books about Norfolk and our region, including much about Virginia and eastern North Carolina.

Surfing Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks Cover Image
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Published: History Press - June 15th, 2020

Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks share an incredibly rich surfing history. Virginia Beach is home to major surfing institutions so iconic and long lasting they are simply referred to as "ECSC," "WRV" and "17th Street." Of course, the Outer Banks has the.


Railroads of Delmarva: A Pictorial History (America Through Time) Cover Image
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Published: America Through Time - June 29th, 2020

Starting with one of the oldest railroad lines in the United States, the Delmarva Peninsula holds a unique place in the history of railroading in the country. Prior to the advent of the iron horse, the area had seen little growth in population and was struggling to get goods to market, as well as supplies brought into the area.


Historic Hotels and Motels of the Outer Banks Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 15th, 2020

In the mid-1800s, wealthy farmers and businessmen began bringing their families to North Carolina's Outer Banks to escape the blistering inland summer heat. Soon after, the region's first hotel was built with accommodations for 200 guests. By the mid-1900.


Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island Cover Image
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Published: Dey Street Books - February 18th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction.


Norfolk: A People's History Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 1st, 2007

With Norfolk: A People's History, Ruth A. Rose takes a fresh look at the people who made Norfolk but who are often overlooked in other versions of the city's history.


Hampton Roads Murder & Mayhem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467140423
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Published: History Press - October 8th, 2018

Hampton Roads is an iconic destination, but the "birthplace of America" has a nefarious past.


Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island Cover Image
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 7th, 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction.


Norfolk Through Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635000016
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Published: America Through Time - March 16th, 2015

Photographs chosen for this volume are testament to the power of "a picture is worth a thousand words." Each photograph tells a story of Norfolk through time, starting with the city center--the downtown--before going down to the river, revisiting the significance of the streetcar and the horseless carriage on the city's development, moving into the wards, and, finally, a journey to the Chesapeake


Ghent: John Graham's Dream Norfolk, Virginia's Treasure Cover Image
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Published: History Press (SC) - October 11th, 2006

Ghent, perhaps more than any other Norfolk suburb, has a story to tell that transcends its historic port city lineage, reaching national importance in its planning and execution.


Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools (Vintage Images) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596296022
Published: History Press - February 1st, 2009

With this striking collection of historical images, experience a front-row view of the origination of the public school system within Hampton Roads and the epic struggle for racial equality.


Curiosities of Hampton Roads: Ghostly Colonists, Hidden Crypts, the Black Swan of Westover and More Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626199880
Published: History Press - August 24th, 2015

The history of Hampton Roads is as deep as the waters that surround it. From some of the first settlers in the New World to the formation of the nation, Virginia's Tidewater is rich in curious tales of legends and lore. In the Southside, the famed pirate Blackbeard was beheaded by Captain Maynard of Hampton. Captain John Smith was a part of the first governing body in America formed in Jamestown.


On This Day in Norfolk, Virginia History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626197039
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Published: History Press - July 27th, 2015

Established in 1680 near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is a maritime jewel of the East Coast. During the American Revolution, British ships shelled the city on New Year's Day 1776. The first battle of the ironclads--Monitor versus Merrimack--took place off Norfolk's shore in 1862. Walter P.


South Norfolk (Then and Now) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 19th, 2003

South Norfolk, Virginia, now a part of the bustling metropolis of Chesapeake, was once a small, close-knit community with sprawling farms and cozy locally-owned businesses. South Norfolk had its beginnings as a village. As population increased, it became a town, then a city of the second class, and finally, a city of the first class.


Norfolk, Virginia: Evolution of a City in Maps: 200 Years of Maps Compared Side By Side Cover Image
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Published: Norfolk History Publishers - September 13th, 2013

This is the first book in the Every Square Inch of Norfolk Virginia Series, the most ambitious project of history and geography ever attempted for Norfolk - and one of the most unusual projects of its kind anywhere in the field of geography.

Norfolk, Virginia: Evolution of a City in Maps (200 Years of Maps Compared Side By Side) presents, among other things, an astonishing array o


Journey on the James: Three Weeks Through the Heart of Virginia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813921198
Published: University of Virginia Press - April 29th, 2002

From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than any other feature of the American landscape -- as home to the continent's first successful English settlement, highway for Native Americans and early colonists, battleground in the Revolution and the Civil War, and birthp


Black, White and Brown: The Battle for Progress in 1950s Norfolk Cover Image
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Published: Parke Press - October 2nd, 2018

Two movements make the 1950s in Norfolk, Virginia so remarkable: the voracious local attack upon urban blight, and the ferocious state resistance to desegregation in its public schools.


Lost Attractions of Hampton Roads Cover Image
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Published: History Press - June 10th, 2019

Take a trip down memory lane to beloved destinations for fun and families across Virginia's tidewater.


Cruise the rails of Ocean View Amusement Park's "The Rocket" roller coaster, dig for fossils at Hampton's Rice's Fossil Pit, celebra.


Virginia Beach Through the 20th Century Cover Image
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Published: America Through Time - October 2nd, 2017

Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426200694
Published: National Geographic - April 10th, 2007

This richly illustrated, informative, and inviting book intertwines two fascinating stories of discovery.


Gilded Age Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry and Propriety Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467117708
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Published: History Press - May 11th, 2015

Norfolk's rise as a premier seaport brought with it an increase in power, wealth and industry in the nineteenth century. Local prominent families lived in exquisitely crafted homes and owned flourishing local businesses. Cobblestone lined the Freemason District and downtown streets. The area's elite participated in numerous social clubs, religious groups and philanthropic organizations.


Duck (Images of Modern America) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 18th, 2015

Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, Duck was given its name by the first postmaster, Lloyd Toler, who operated a tiny store in the community. While Duck is the Outer Banks' newest town, officially established in 2002, it has a long and interesting history, one that has always focused on fishing.


Hidden History of the Outer Banks Cover Image
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Published: History Press - February 26th, 2013

The history of North Carolina's Outer Banks is as ancient and mesmerizing as its beaches. Much has been documented, but many stories were lost--until now.


Join local author and historian Sarah Downing as she reveals a past of the Outer.


Virginia Beach: Jewel Resort of the Atlantic (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738541754
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - February 1st, 1998

A fascinating collection of rare and vintage images documents the evolution of Virginia Beach throughout the twentieth century.


Summer on the Southside (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 25th, 1998

Including never-before-published images spanning the years from 1870 to 1965, this collection is a nostalgic view of those lazy summer days in the southside region of Hampton Roads. Scenes from the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach,


Lgbt Hampton Roads Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 7th, 2016

Virginia's Hampton Roads region has long attracted diverse and mobile people, some of whom embraced same-sex love or fluid gender identities long before lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities identified as such. By the mid-1900s, Hampton Roads would lead the state in its development of LGBT institutions and infrastructure.


Williamsburg Through Time Cover Image
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Published: America Through Time - April 17th, 2017

Today, each visitor to Williamsburg, Virginia, takes a step back in time to the small town that for nearly a century was capital of Virginia, one of the most influential of all of England's thirteen American colonies, and the focus of a significant plantation society. Eighteenth-century buildings, furnishings and gardens again take their original form in this historic community.


Hampton Roads Chronicles: History from the Brithplace of America (American Chronicles (History Press)) Cover Image
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Published: History Press - April 1st, 2009

Just like the tide, history flows through every corner of Old Dominion's Hampton Roads region, and for decades it has been chronicled in the Virginian-Pilot's column, "Our Stories." These stories are now told by local historian and longtime columnist Paul Clancy, who offers up this unparalleled and uninhibited collection of articles and stunning historical images.


Ghosts of Virginia's Tidewater (Haunted America) Cover Image
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Published: History Press (SC) - July 29th, 2011

The putrid estuaries of the Great Dismal Swamp and the colonial mansions of Tidewater Virginia provide a chilling setting for tales of the mysterious and strange.


Norfolk's Church Street: Between Memory and Reality (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 9th, 1999

Church Street, one of Norfolk's original streets laid in 1680, served for many years as the gateway to the city. Originally called The Road That Leadeth Out of Town, its name was changed to Church Street following the completion of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 1739.


Lost Norfolk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596298507
Published: History Press - November 1st, 2009

With over three centuries of rich history, Norfolk is truly an Old Dominion original. With a bustling port and the world's largest navy base, Norfolk has served as a center for agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and defense.


Old Dominion University Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 4th, 2017

The story of Old Dominion University began during one of the most uncertain times in American history. In 1930, as the country sank deeper into the Great Depression, the College of William and Mary opened a two-year extension school in nearby Norfolk, Virginia, to provide affordable, quality education to the community.


Salt Tide: Currents of Nature and Life on the Virginia Coast Cover Image
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Published: Countryman Press - June 17th, 2005

A fascinating weave of science and memoir by a naturalist who draws inspiration from life among the coastal islands of Virginia.


Norfolk (Black America) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 23rd, 2000

Norfolk has been a center of African-American life since this country's humble beginnings, when indentured African servants arrived in 1619 to the Tidewater region.


Remembering Norfolk Cover Image
By Peggy Haile McPhillips (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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ISBN: 9781596526860
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Published: Turner - August 28th, 2010

Norfolk's history has been described as one composed of a series of challenges and responses to those challenges. Burned to the ground in early 1776, financially ruined barely 30 years later, decimated by yellow fever in 1855, occupied by a hostile Army during the American Civil War, Norfolk has always found a way to rise to its feet and rebound stronger than ever.


Fort Monroe (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738567341
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 10th, 2008

This volume will highlight more than 140 years of images that capture Fort Monroe's varied missions, historic buildings, the families who lived there, the resort hotels, and other aspects of this unique national landmark.


Ocean View (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 6th, 1998

Ocean View, a rich historical beachfront hamlet on the northern-most reaches of the city of Norfolk, was


Yorktown, Virginia: A Brief History Cover Image
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Published: History Press - October 22nd, 2018

Yorktown's history is often overshadowed by its pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. The site of the British surrender has held several victory commemorations over the past two hundred years. Yorktown also was a thriving colonial port and the site of on.


Portrait of a Town: Cape Charles, 1940-1960 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692435960
Published: Pleasant Living Magazine LLC - May 15th, 2015

A collection of vignettes describing the author’s experience growing up in the small bayside town of Cape Charles, Virginia, from 1940 to 1960. The book explores circumstances of life in the rural town, the effects of World War II on the area, and the workings and influence of the railroad in Cape Charles, as well as its eventual decline.


Great Storms of the Chesapeake Cover Image
By David Healey, Bernadette Woods (Foreword by)
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Published: History Press (SC) - September 18th, 2012

Join author David Healey as he keeps an eye to the red horizon and chronicles the most remarkable storms to churn the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.


Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast Cover Image
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Published: History Press - May 6th, 2019

Journey to the coast with Michael Morgan as he looks back at the area's most deadly storms.


Coastal Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have always been vulnerable to the power of storms. In the early nineteenth century, storm-driven shipw.


The Great Fire of Petersburg, Virginia Cover Image
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Published: History Press - June 20th, 2016

On July 16, 1815, a fire began in a small stable in Petersburg. After only a few hours, almost two-thirds of the city lay in ruins. Citizens stood on the banks of the Appomattox River and watched as wind blew flames from one building to the next. The tragedy claimed a dozen lives and destroyed more than five hundred homes. The fire raged until it was quelled by a downpour of rain.


Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales Cover Image
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Published: History Press - November 7th, 2016

Join author and hunter C.L. Marshall as he recounts more than forty years of stories and anecdotes chock-full of dogs, good friends and fast-paced waterfowl action.


Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Cover Image
By John Warren, Jeff Holland (Foreword by)
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 31st, 2015

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.


Eastern Shore Railroad (Images of Rail) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 10th, 2006

In the 1880s, New York railroad magnate Alexander Cassatt looked at a map of America's East Coast and decided that he could overcome a challenge of geography if he thought of a new railroad in a non-traditional way. North and South were now trading with each other postwar, and the two most


Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807842614
Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 11th, 1989

This is a factual account, written in the pace of fiction, of hundreds of dramatic losses, heroic rescues, and violent adventures at the stormy meeting place of northern and southern winds and waters -- the Graveyard of the Atlantic off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Outer Banks Shipwrecks: Graveyard of the Atlantic Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 3rd, 2017

Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck zone.


Today, the reg.


Chesapeake Bay Shipwrecks Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 30th, 2020

North America's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, is fed by more than 150 major rivers and streams from parts of six states and the District of Columbia. Two hundred miles long, with a shoreline that includes more than 11,500 miles of tributaries, the.


Roanoke Island's Boating Heritage Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 22nd, 2017

Those fortunate enough to live on Roanoke Island have always depended on boats. In exploration-era sketches, Native American Algonquins were depicted in their dugout canoes. English settlers took the native concept a step further, developing kunners and, later, periaugers. Sloops and schooners made it possible to trade with far-off lands.


Virginia by Stagecoach Cover Image
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Published: History Press - July 29th, 2019

Travel in old Virginia was many things, but it was never dull. Stagecoaches were the primary means of transport, carrying mail as well as passengers. Trips that now take hours lasted for days. Coach trips could be dangerous, and all-hands situations arose.


The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia Cover Image
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Published: History Press - February 17th, 2020

In 1920, Virginia's General Assembly refused to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution to grant women the vote. Virginia's suffragists lost. Or did they? When the thirty-sixth state ratified the amendment, women gained voting ri.


Black Beauties: African American Pageant Queens in the Segregated South Cover Image
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Published: History Press - February 3rd, 2020

In 1984, Vanessa Williams broke the race barrier to become Miss America, but she was not the first Black woman to wear a pageant crown.


Black beauty pageants created a distinctive and celebrated cultural tradition during some of the mo.


The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia: Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain Cover Image
By Jim Hall, Claudine L. Ferrell Phd (Introduction by)
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Published: History Press - September 12th, 2016

In 1932, a black man was found hanging on Rattlesnake Mountain in Fauquier County. A mob set fire to his body. Officials identified the remains as Shedrick Thompson, wanted for the abduction and rape of a local white woman. Some claimed Thompson killed himself--the final act of a desperate fugitive. But residents knew better, calling the tragedy a lynching--the last one known in Virginia.


Virginia Waterways and the Underground Railroad Cover Image
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Published: History Press - December 4th, 2017

A part of the Underground Railroad, read here of enslaved people and their stories of using Virginia's waterways to achieve freedom.


Blue Ridge Parkway Through Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635000672
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Published: America Through Time - May 28th, 2018

The story of the Blue Ridge Parkway--America's Favorite Drive--has been called awe-inspiring.


Along Virginia's Appalachian Trail (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - December 7th, 2009

Approximately 1/4 of the Appalachian Trail passes through Virginia, going across some of the state's best mountain scenery and affording access to small-town life.


Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass (History & Guide) Cover Image
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Published: History Press - November 2nd, 2015

Route 58 stretches across all five hundred miles of Virginia, from the sandy shores of the Atlantic to the waterfalls and wild ponies of the Blue Ridge Highlands. Weird, quirky and intriguing legends and lore lie along this historic highway, including a UFO landing in South Hill, Virginia Beach's "witch duck" controversy of 1706 and Nat Turner's bloody insurrection in 1831.


Chesapeake Bay Privateers in the Revolution Cover Image
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Published: History Press - March 18th, 2019

During the American Revolution, the Eastern Shore was filled with both Patriots and Loyalists. Both sides attacked the other using privateers - pirates to their enemies.


These enterprising locals plundered and pillaged, and motivated b.


A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Cover Image
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Published: History Press - July 9th, 2018

Few prominent Americans are as associated with a place as Thomas Jefferson is with Virginia. The heart of "Jefferson Country" is his house and plantation at Monticello, but Jefferson traveled the breadth of his home state, from his time at William & Mary.


Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America Cover Image
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Published: University of Virginia Press - February 11th, 2015

Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus with no religious affiliation, with elective courses and student self-government.


The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - December 5th, 2000

From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme to develop 900 square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including George Washington.


America's Wetland: An Environmental and Cultural History of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina Cover Image
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Published: University of Virginia Press - May 5th, 2010

The geologically ancient Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina rests precariously atop millions of years of erosion from the nearby Appalachian Mountains.


Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay's Foundation and Future Cover Image
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Published: History Press - October 26th, 2015

Chesapeake oysters are part of the legacy of the area, history on the half-shell. Read of their beginning (foot-long bivalves ) through cultivation today.


Classic Restaurants of Coastal Virginia Cover Image
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Published: History Press - June 10th, 2019

The history of dining in Virginia goes back to 1607. Dairy lunches and tearooms dominated the early twentieth-century dining scene. Local favorite Doumar's--famous for inventing the ice cream cone--became the rage at the 1907 Jamestown Exposition, and pal.


The Virginia Housewife Cover Image
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Published: Marula - January 30th, 2017

Smithfield: Ham Capital of the World (Images of America) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 1st, 2004

The history of Isle of Wight County and Smithfield are nearly as old as the settlement of the nation itself. In 1608, explorer Capt. John Smith visited the area south of his Jamestown Colony in search of food and trade with the Warascoyak Indians. The region's first inhabitants took root in 1619, and the town of Smithfield was established in 1752.


Commercial Fishing on the Outer Banks Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 10th, 2019

Fishing on the Outer Banks for subsistence began over 1,000 years ago with the Algonquin Indians, who made their summer camps on the islands. They came for the seafood and learned how to fish for various species during each season. Some of their fishing m.


Virginia Barbecue: A History Cover Image
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Published: History Press - September 12th, 2016

With more than four hundred years of history, Virginians lay claim to the invention of southern barbecue.


Fort Monroe:: The Key to the South (Civil War History) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738501147
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - December 30th, 1999

Fort Monroe: The Key to the South is a powerful pictorial portraying the exciting history of the only fort in the Upper South to remain under Union control throughout the Civil War.


Yorktown Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 13th, 2017

In 1750, the deepwater port of Yorktown housed approximately 250-300 businesses, with as many as 2,000 people thriving in the small town. By 1781, the Revolutionary War's final siege had been staged, and the British were caught without resources to win the final battle against the American and Allied forces. Freedom was won for America, but Yorktown would continue to see war.


Hidden History of Civil War Williamsburg Cover Image
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Published: History Press - June 10th, 2019

Each year, thousands of visitors visit Colonial Williamsburg to learn about the past and walk where the Founding Fathers walked.


The fact that the same ground was later soaked with the tears and blood of their children and grandchildre.


Lee's Body Guards: The 39th Virginia Cavalry Cover Image
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Published: History Press - July 29th, 2019

They considered themselves "Lee's Body Guard," cavalrymen specifically recruited to serve as scouts, couriers and guides for General Robert E. Lee. Though their battle experiences might pale compared to those of soldiers under J.E.B. Stuart and Wade Hampt.


The Battle of the Ironclads (Civil War History) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 27th, 1999

Battle of the Ironclads brings to life the dramatic events which occurred in Hampton Roads on March 8 and 9, 1862. This first battle between armored vessels, often called the Monitor-Merrimack engagement, is perhaps the most significant naval event of the entire Civil War.


In Service to Their Country: Christchurch School and the American Uniformed Services Cover Image
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Published: Pleasant Living Magazine LLC - January 14th, 2014

A compilation by naval archivist Captain Alexander Monroe of the stories of several Christchurch School alumni who served in the United States military, and an examination of the connecting threads of morals and duty that impelled them to serve, as nurtured by Christchurch.


Flyboys Over Hampton Roads: Glenn Curtiss's Southern Experiment Cover Image
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Published: History Press - October 25th, 2010

The story begins in the fall of 1915, on the cusp of America's entry into World War I. Aviation giant Glenn Curtiss sought a location where pilots could train and aircraft could be tested year-round, and he found it in the warm winds and waters of Newport News, Virginia.


The Navy Capital of the World: Hampton Roads Cover Image
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Published: History Press - May 14th, 2010

From the famous Civil War ironclads that clashed in its waters to the great battleships that gathered off Norfolk's Sewell's Point as part of President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, the Hampton Roads region of Virginia has maintained a proud naval tradition.


Chesapeake Bay Steamers (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 21st, 2006

The Chesapeake Bay has been a multifaceted engine of American history and commerce since its first settlers touched the shore in the early 1600s.


Aviation in Hampton Roads (Images of Aviation) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 26th, 2005

Flight has forever thrilled, even when it was believed that humans would never be able to slip the bonds of earth's gravity. However, with the success of balloons as a mode of transportation, man took one step closer to powered, heavier-than-air flight.


Hampton Roads: The World War II Years (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 1st, 2005

When Capt. John Smith first landed his ships at Cape Henry in Virginia Beach, he must have known the military importance of the jut of land; today, it is home to Fort Story, and the location played a key role during World War II in making sure enemy ships and subs did not sail into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and onto Norfolk, the world's largest naval base.


U-Boats Off the Outer Banks: Shadows in the Moonlight Cover Image
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Published: History Press - July 10th, 2017

From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras.


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The Airship Roma Disaster in Hampton Roads Cover Image
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Published: History Press - January 25th, 2016

In March 1921, Major John G. Thornell and his crew were detailed to Italy to procure a new experimental airship for the United States Army Air Service. Stationed at Langley Field in Hampton, the ROMA never lived up to expectations despite being heralded a.


German Sailors in Hampton Roads: A World War I Story at the Norfolk Navy Yard Cover Image
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Published: History Press - March 5th, 2018

During World War I, two German surface raiders sought harbor to make repairs at Hampton Roads after sinking twenty-five merchant ships. Allied ships nearby kept them from leaving, so more than eight hundred German sailors took up residence at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia.


USS Wisconsin Cover Image
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Published: America Through Time - August 20th, 2018

Berthed today at NAUTICUS, the National Maritime Center, the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) was the last authorized of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest American dreadnoughts ever built. Wisconsin saw action in World War II and the Korean Conflict for which the Big Wisky earned a collective six battle stars.


Naval Air Station Oceana Cover Image
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Published: America Through Time - November 21st, 2017

Naval Station Norfolk (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - February 24th, 2014

Straight from the archives of the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation comes this visual history dating back over the installation's more-than 100 year history.


Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval station, supporting the Navy ships, submarines, and aircraft of the US Fleet Forces Command with a multitude of facilities and services.


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 8th, 2018

Norfolk Naval Shipyard has a long history that predates the United States of America. Founded in 1767 as the Gosport Shipyard, it has been burned and rebuilt three times, once to prevent it from getting into the hands of the newly independent state of Virginia and twice during the early years of the Civil War. It has been in continuous operation since it was rebuilt after the American Civil War.


NASA Langley Research Center: The First Century Cover Image
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Published: America Through Time - November 19th, 2018

"No place has played a larger role in the history of American flight technology or flight technology in general than Langley Research Center," observed Tom D. Crouch Ph.D., D.H.L., an aeronautics historian and senior curator with the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. "It's hard to think of an airliner in the air today that doesn't have Langley's signature on it.


Joint Base Langley-Eustis Cover Image
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 5th, 2017

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) has served for over 100 years as a cornerstone of American military aviation. The base has served as a flight test center for US Navy seaplanes and observation/spotter aircraft, as well as the ill-fated Roma airship. Additionally, JBLE was one of the first US Air Force (USAF) bases to operate the advanced Lockheed F-22 Raptor.


Mark Warner the Dealmaker: From Business Success to the Business of Governing Cover Image
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Published: History Press - August 31st, 2015

When Mark Warner left office in 2006 with an 80 percent approval rating, TIME magazine called him one of "America's Five Best Governors." Virginia was ranked the best-managed state in the nation, the best state for business and the best state for educational opportunity.


Virginia Way: Democracy and Power After 2016 Cover Image
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Published: History PR - July 29th, 2019

For four hundred years, Virginia's politicians have preached a "Virginia Way" of honor, gentility and democracy. In reality, this ideology bred a corrupt political class, a runaway electricity company, a university that reflected the values of donors and.


Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel Cover Image
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Published: University of Virginia Press - August 29th, 2011

Frank Batten Sr. (1927-2009) created the Weather Channel in 1982, despite mocking by colleagues in the media that around-the-clock weather broadcasts would be as exciting as watching paint dry. The network, and later its companion website, Weather.com, became the largest private weather company in the world and an American cultural icon.


Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay Cover Image
By William W. Warner (Afterword by), John Barth (Introduction by), William W. Warner
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 21st, 1994

The classic Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the Atlantic blue crab and the people of the Chesapeake Bay who have depended on it for generations. For decades, William Warner's exploration of the Atlantic blue crab and the Chesapeake Bay has delighted thousands of readers and become a modern American classic.


The Freedom Star Cover Image
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Published: Eiger Press - July 30th, 2012

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The Freedom Star is a riveting, character-driven saga of two families, one owned by the other, at the outbreak of America's Civil War. One reader calls it, "Powerful and evocative." Another describes it as, "Just one of those special books."


Chesapeake: A Novel Cover Image
By James A. Michener, Steve Berry (Introduction by)
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 9th, 2003

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.


Birds of Virginia Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
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Published: Adventure Publications - May 9th, 2002

Learn to Identify Birds in Virginia


Awesome Chesapeake: A Kid's Guide to the Bay Cover Image
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Published: Schiffer Kids - April 1st, 2008

The Chesapeake Bay is an amazing body of water--the largest estuary in North America. This book, the first of its kind, stimulates elementary and middle school children's interest in the bay by exposing them to the fascinating creatures and plants found in and around the bay's 2,500 square miles. Concepts such as watershed, airshed, and food web are explained in concise, understandable terms.


The Watermen: Selections from Chesapeake Cover Image
By James A. Michener, John Moll (Illustrator), Steve Berry (Introduction by)
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - April 12th, 2016

Showcasing the evocative artwork created by John Moll for this special edition, James A. Michener’s The Watermen is a unique tribute to the adventurous seafarers of the Chesapeake Bay.


A Year on the Tump Cover Image
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Published: Daniel Thomas - May 17th, 2019

. . . turn onto Chincoteague Road. . . just past the rockets at the NASA Visitor Center, open the car windows. The road bends to the right and a massive horizon opens up. Breathe in the smell of the marsh. Get ready to be home - for the first time, or forever.


Virginia Leaf: Ballads, Odes, Lyrics, Stanzas and Lines in Three Books Cover Image
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Published: Belle Isle Books - July 28th, 2016

The poet's foreword says he began all this on one fine day. It must have been finer than morning in an adjacent state by the looks of the result. What a sweep What a breadth What a memory Who's left out here? Nobody I know. Virginia is 475 miles long but averages half that, which means here we have about one page per mile of her right across.


Chesapeake People Cover Image
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Published: Secant Publishing, LLC - January 14th, 2016

Chesapeake People looks into the lives of a variety of intriguing citizens who call the Eastern Shore home. Among them are scientists, watermen, an educator, a world class sailor and a minister. Their fascinating stories are not only entertaining but offer insight into a special lifestyle.


And the Tide Comes In...: Exploring a Coastal Salt Marsh (Long Term Ecological Research) Cover Image
By Merryl Alber, Joyce Mihran Turley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781630763022
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Published: Muddy Boots - April 1st, 2017

This book is a narrative told from the point of view of a young girl who is showing her visiting cousin a Georgia coastal salt marsh. The children visit the marsh every day for four days, slowly building their knowledge of the ecosystem.