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Chesapeake Country

2016

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Discover the Chesapeake

Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields 25th anniversary edition

John Shields photographs by Jed Kirschbaum

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of John Shields’s classic cookbook includes additional recipes and a new chapter on Chesapeake libations. 2015 360 pp., 56 halftones 978-1-4214-1816-2 $32.95 hardcover

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A Year across Maryland A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

Bryan MacKay A week-by-week look at the abundant wildlife and plants in and around Maryland — where and when to find them.    

2013 312 pp., 78 color photos 978-1-4214-0939-9 $26.95 paperback

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Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland A Family Guide second edition

Bryan MacKay “From Nassawango to Middle Youghiogheny, from Sugarloaf to Soldiers Delight, here is more Maryland that you could embrace in a summer. Mr. MacKay knows the state.”— Baltimore Sun 2008 504 pp., 82 halftones, 20 line drawings 978-0-8018-8767-3 $23.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

Baltimore Trails A Guide for Hikers and Mountain Bikers second edition

Bryan MacKay A comprehensive and detailed guide to trails on public lands in and around Baltimore. 2008 288 pp., 92 line drawings 978-0-8018-9070-3 $21.95 paperback

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The C&O Canal Companion A Journey through Potomac History second edition

Mike High An indispensable guide to a regional treasure — now thoroughly updated and expanded. 2014 416 pp., 58 halftones, 10 line drawings, 28 maps 978-1-4214-1505-5 $24.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

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Discover the Chesapeake The Nanticoke Portrait of a Chesapeake River

David W. Harp and Tom Horton “A paean to this chief river of Delaware and Maryland . . . Horton and Harp offer an exquisite look at the people, plants and animals living on the river and its marshlands.”— Baltimore Sun 2008 144 pp., 120 color photos 978-0-8018-9057-4 $37.00 hardcover

Water’s Way Life along the Chesapeake

photography by David W. Harp essays by Tom Horton

“Horton has a poet’s touch and a realist’s frankness as he writes of the delicate ecology of this great aquatic system . . . A singing tribute to the bay.”— Islands Magazine 2000 132 pp., 112 color photos 978-0-8018-6426-1 $30.00 paperback

The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake William B. Cronin “Cronin tells an engaging story that’s richly underscored by an abundance of vintage maps and archival photographs.”— Baltimore Magazine 2005 200 pp., 150 halftones 978-0-8018-7435-2 $40.00 hardcover

The Chesapeake Book of the Dead Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the Region

Helen Chappell photographs by Starke Jett V

“From Helen Chappell, a native and resident of Talbot County and one of the very best writers in the region, come observation and musing about dead people, graveyards, tombstones, funerals, burials, and grieving customs around the Chesapeake Bay.”— Easton Star Democrat 1999 152 pp., 42 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-6041-6 $35.00 hardcover

Bay Country Tom Horton “Horton . . . ventures into a small, distinguished circle of nature writers. Fans of Aldo Leopold, John McPhee, and Sigurd Olson won’t be disappointed.”— New York Times Book Review 1994 248 pp. 978-0-8018-4875-9

$25.00 paperback

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Art and Architecture Maryland in Black and White Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II

Constance B. Schulz foreword by Frederick N. Rasmussen

Compelling photographs of people and places throughout Maryland during one of the nation’s most anxious decades. 2013 192 pp., 101 b&w photos 978-1-4214-1085-2 $36.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C. fifth edition

G. Martin Moeller, Jr. This thoroughly redesigned and updated guide offers insights into more than 400 of     Washington, D.C.’s, most important landmarks, organized into 19 discrete tours. 2012 328 pp., 443 halftones, 18 maps 978-1-4214-0270-3 $26.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic Looking at Buildings and Landscapes

Gabrielle M. Lanier and Bernard L. Herman Winner, Fred Kniffen Prize, Pioneer America Society

“A first-rate book . . . Profusely illustrated with an excellent selection of drawings and photographs . . . It will be of great use to everyone interested in our built environment.”— Maryland Historical Magazine 1997 424 pp., 344 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-5325-8 $41.00 paperback

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Nature and Natural History

Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick illustrated by Val Kells

“A must have for anglers, naturalists, scientists, outdoors people and anyone who just loves the Chesapeake Bay.”— Bay Weekly 2013 360 pp., 251 color illus., 2 maps 978-1-4214-0768-5 $26.95 paperback

Plants of the Chesapeake Bay A Guide to Wildflowers, Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Trees, Shrubs, and Other Flora

Lytton John Musselman and David A. Knepper “Deserves shelf space in the library of every Chesapeake boater who would like to understand how our Bay’s ecosystem works.”— Chesapeake Bay Magazine 2012 232 pp., 208 color photos, 1 map 978-1-4214-0498-1 $27.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

Life in the Chesapeake Bay third edition

Alice Jane Lippson and Robert L. Lippson “The region’s quintessential field and reference guide.”— Chesapeake Life Magazine 2006 344 pp., 210 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-8338-5 $31.00 paperback Also available as an e-book


The Road to Jim Crow

History

The African American Struggle on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1860 –1915

C. Christopher Brown “With unflinching dedication, Chris Brown has unearthed the secret history of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.”— Taylor Branch, author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954 –63 Maryland Historical Society 2016 356 pp. 978-0-9965944-1-7

$23.00 paperback

A Woman of Two Worlds Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

Alexandra Deutsch A biography of a woman whose seductive beauty and tragic marriage repeatedly pulls us back for another look. Maryland Historical Society 2016 272 pp. 978-0-9965944-3-1

$35.00 paperback

Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher from Maryland

Milt Diggins “A thorough and thoughtful study those researching the Underground Railroad or the growing conflict between North and South over slavery should have on their bookshelves.”— Christopher Densmore, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Maryland Historical Society 2015 254 pp. 978-0-9965944-4-8

$19.95 paperback

Maryland Blood An American Family in War and Peace, the Hambletons 1657 to the Present

Martha Frick Symington Sanger “An outstanding family biography. A must-read contribution to Maryland and the nation’s history.”— Jean Harvey Baker, author of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography and Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion Maryland Historical Society 2016 406 pp., 225 color illus., 181 b&w illus. 978-0-9965944-0-0 $75.00 hardcover.

New in Paperback Nature and History in the Potomac Country From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson

James D. Rice “Successfully combines all three endeavors in an impressive study of the interplay of Indians, Europeans, and the environment in the Potomac Valley.”— Maryland Historical Magazine 2009 360 pp., 6 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-2151-3 $26.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

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History To Antietam Creek The Maryland Campaign of September 1862

D. Scott Hartwig “A tour de force which will stand as the preeminent and final word on the subject. . . An instant classic on the subject, superbly written.”— Blue and Gray Magazine 2012 808 pp., 25 halftones 978-1-4214-0631-2 $52.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Annapolis, City on the Severn A History

Jane Wilson McWilliams “Jane McWilliams has created a landmark work of scholarship, a comprehensive, interesting and very readable work destined to enlighten generations to come.”— Bay Weekly 2011 512 pp., 22 color illus., 164 halftones, 5 line drawings 978-0-8018-9659-0 $47.95 hardcover

Scraping By Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore

Seth Rockman Winner, Merle Curti Award, Organization of American Historians Winner, H. L. Mitchell Award, Southern Historical Association

“An impressive, eloquently written study that provides a seminal history of Baltimore’s working class.”— Maryland Historical Magazine 2008 392 pp., 8 halftones, 4 line drawings 978-0-8018-9007-9 $30.00 paperback Also available as an e-book

The Ma & Pa A History of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad second edition, revised

George W. Hilton “Hilton’s affectionate yet complete and accurate account of Ma & Pa is at once all that the short line’s host of admirers could ask as well as a model of How To Write Railroad History.”— Trains 1999 248 pp., 170 halftones, 28 line drawings 978-0-8018-6294-6 $26.00 paperback

Maryland, A Middle Temperament 1634 – 1980

Robert J. Brugger Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“[An] altogether exemplary history.”—Washington Post Book World 1996 864 pp., 282 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-5465-1 $36.00 paperback

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Charm City

Journeys to the Heart of Baltimore Michael Olesker

“A powerful tribute to our vast melting pot . . . Amid the rich metaphors and unique vernacular that are quintessentially Olesker, Baltimore’s mosaic of religions and nationalities become one.”— Baltimore Jewish Times 2015 368 pp., 25 halftones 978-1-4214-1845-2 $29.95 paperback

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Front Stoops in the Fifties Baltimore Legends Come of Age

Michael Olesker “As someone who lived those very years, growing up in Baltimore, Michael Olesker brought back so many precise memories — with that enameled wisdom of a fine reporter that made me understand better what I had only fondly remembered. He got that old town of mine pitch perfect.”— Frank Deford, commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition 2013 248 pp., 11 halftones 978-1-4214-1160-6 $31.95 hardcover

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The Colts’ Baltimore A City and Its Love Affair in the 1950s

Michael Olesker “Like a love poem . . . to a more innocent time.”— Baltimore Sun 2008 240 pp., 19 halftones 978-0-8018-9062-8 $27.95 hardcover

Baltimore’s Alley Houses Homes for Working People since the 1780s

Mary Ellen Hayward Winner, Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, Vernacular Architecture Forum Winner, Heritage Book Award, Maryland Historical Trust

This pioneering study systematically reconstructs the lives, households, and neighborhoods that once thrived on the city’s narrowest streets. 2008 328 pp., 98 halftones, 6 line drawings 978-0-8018-8834-2 $50.00 hardcover

Baltimore Harbor A Pictorial History third edition

Robert C. Keith “Informed, lively, and concise . . . Keith’s book is a regional gem.”— Baltimore Magazine 2005 240 pp., 216 halftones, 13 line drawings 978-0-8018-7980-7 $32.00 paperback

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JHUP Chesapeake Country Catalog 2016  

Books from Johns Hopkins University Press about the Chesapeake region.

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