Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

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In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate s] the history of America itself" ( Entertainment Weekly ). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" ( New York Review of Books ), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses--from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii. A Captain and Classic Boat Best Nautical Book of 2016

Type::
Hardcover
Pages::
560
ISBN::
9781631492501
Release Date::
April 2017