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This Was Potomac River

Tilp, Frederick

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ISBN 10: 0960178619 / ISBN 13: 9780960178612
Published by Alexandria, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in original blue cloth-covered boards and very good dust jacket with sunning to the spine and a barely visible ring stain on the front panel. xvi+358+A-I (pictorial supplement) pages. This copy is signed by Tilp on the title-page. Also, laid into this copy, is an essay that Tilp published in the Chesapeake Bay Magazine, "Gambling on the Potomac River". Bookseller Inventory # b34410

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Title: This Was Potomac River

Publisher: Alexandria

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Here is an immensely readable treasure-trove of Potomac River lore. It is a rich chronicling of the river's history, filled with sprightly and spicy memorabilia. It enlivens the significant events which have taken place on or near the mighty tidewater stream, and the activities of the men and women who have sailed its waters and trod its shores. And it recaptures inimitably the human foibles, frailities, and eccentricities that have touched life along its expanses. In important respects, the Potomac is renowned above all other rivers. Throughout its tidal reaches, the river's history is infused with the story of the men and women active along its shores, some of whom rank among the most eminent of America's immortals. The Nation's capital stands at the river's tidal head; this paramountly distinguishes the Potomac River. The book reflects in detail the author's lifetime fascination with the Potomac. In undertaking to chronicle the river's past, he has focused major research upon old records, diaries, and newspaper and archival resources. The volume's sweeping range recalls the river landings reaching out from the tidewater shores of yesterday, and it perceives the river life, today somewhat faded, yet to be imbued with aspects of the past.

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