THE WILKES EXPEDITION

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The Best, Worst & Most Unusual–Noteworthy Achievements, Events, Feats & Blunders of Every Conceivable Kind
by Bruce Felton and Mark Fowler
Here is an off-beat way to learn a lot of "gee-whiz" stuff in all sorts of fields of endeavor from astronomy to taxiderm, sculpture to scatology, sports to fine arts, the movies to literature, health and death to animals and plants. For example, in Law there are the best exectioner and the worst punishment; in Pop Culture there is the most unusual jukebox, a guy inside a cardboard box playing instruments and singing; in Architecture, the worst (ugliest) hotel is in Atlantic City; in Military the most unusual draft-dodger was Grover Cleveland. There are dozens of bests, worsts, and most unusuals for every category. This is a hilariously informative book.
6" x 9" 562 pages, illustrated, hardbound ISBN 0-88365-861-5
#44 Best, Worst, Most Unusual $9.95

 To Shining Sea–A History of the United States Navy–1775–1998
by Stephen Howarth
Here is a broad-brush, fast-paced history that recounts the men and ships of the U.S. Navy. We follow the first engagements of the tiny Continental Navy, we fight the Barbary pirates; we sail to uncharted areas of the globe with guys like Wilkes, Peary, and Nimitz; we witness the clash of the ironclads in the Civil War; we follow, from blueprint to battleship, the development of the Navy's first modern capital ships and submarines. You'll also learn the political wheeling and dealing that went on behind the scenes.
6" x 9" 672 pages, index, illustrated, maps, paperbound
#430 To Shining Sea $31.95

 
Race to the White Continent - Voyages to the Antarctic
by Alan Gurney
In the 1830s much o fthe world was still unexplored territory and the forbidding Antarctic region represented perhaps the ultimate myster. As the decade drew to a close expeditions were launched by three countries: the United States, France, and Great Britain. Each wanted to be the first to venture further south than any other vessel had ever sailed before. The leaders of these forays were U.S. Navy officer Charles Wilkes, seasoned French explorer Dumont d'Urville, and Royal Navy captain James Clark Ross. Here is a colorful and captivating account of the travels and adventures of these navigators who forged the way for the exploreres, traders, and whalers of what was to become the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration.
5½" x 8¼" 320 pages, index, maps, illustrations, paperbound
#92 Race to White Continent $15.95

 
Sea of Glory – America's Voyage of Discovery
by Nathaniel Philbrick
In this sweeping adventure Nathaniel Philbrick recounts the harrowing storyof a voyage of discovery that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark: The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, the "Ex.Ex." Six somewhat flawed sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, conducting pat-breaking scientific research, and collecting what would become the foundation of the Smithsonian Institution. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticilous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage and to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has–until now–been relegated to a footnote in the national memory.
5" x 8" 452 pages, index, maps, illustrations, paperbound
#93 Sea of Glory $15.95

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 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

 
DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-33-2
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references:
Animals....Children...Constitution-How & Why we got it...Civil War... Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...the Bible & the Presidency...Bubble Houses...Chinese...Combat Artists...The CCCs...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. HOLIDAYS...The Italian Crisis...
Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black History... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Quiltmaking...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories... Maryland History...Rock & Roll History...Hoover Airport...Slavery...Swampoodle...Sports...Origins of Words & Phrases...Inventions...Railroads...Virginia History...Washington, DC History...Nazi Saboteurs

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