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Thomas Jefferson and Music

Helen Cripe

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

William L. Beiswanger, Peter J. Hatch, Lucia C. Stanton, and Susan R. Stein

Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop home in Charlottesville, Virginia, has attracted public attention ever since Jefferson's own day, when sightseers regularly visited the grounds in the hope of catching a glimpse of the former president. In our own day, Monticello has been added to... More


Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book

Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Edwin Morris Betts

"I am going to Virginia," Jefferson wrote late in 1793. "I am then to be liberated from the hated occupations of politics, and to remain in the bosom of my family, my farm, and my books." Although Jefferson's liberation from public life was to prove temporary, in 1794 he did enjoy an... More


The Great Valley Road of Virginia

Edited by Warren R. Hofstra and Karl Raitz

The Great Valley Road of Virginia chronicles the story of one of America’s oldest, most historic, and most geographically significant roads. Emphasized throughout the chapters is a concern for landscape character and the connection of the land to the people who traveled the road and to... More


Chesapeake

Cameron Davidson. with David Fahrenthold

Nearly 10,000 years ago, rising sea levels filled a meteor-impact crater to form the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary, and the third largest in the world. The long tendrils of its watershed cover 64,000 square miles and span six states from Virginia to New York. Seventeen... More


Frank Batten

Connie Sage

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... More


Virginia Fishing Guide

Bob Gooch. Updated by M. W. Smith

In this second edition of Bob Gooch’s Virginia Fishing Guide, M. W. Smith offers an updated version of a classic work of Virginia outdoor literature. Providing a new preface and appendices, Smith also recasts the volume’s introduction and site listings to reflect such changes as new "catch... More


Lost Communities of Virginia

Terri Fisher and Kirsten Sparenborg. Foreword by William Ferris

Virginia’s back roads and rural areas are dotted with traces of once-thriving communities. General stores, train depots, schools, churches, banks, and post offices provide intriguing details of a way of life now gone. The buildings may be empty or repurposed today, the existing community may... More


The Horse in Virginia

Julie A. Campbell

Virginia's horse tradition goes back 400 years, to when horses accompanied some of the first settlers in Jamestown. Since then, the state’s special relationship with the horse has never waned. Virginia has been home to some of the most notable breeds in the world—nurturing the Thoroughbred... More


The Fight for Fairfax

Russ Banham

The Fight for Fairfax presents the story of a group of local citizens in Fairfax County, Virginia, and their efforts over the past half-century to invent a place that would be more than simply a Washington, D.C., suburb. Told from the group’s point of view, the book chronicles their vision... More


City of Trees

Melanie Choukas Bradley and Polly Alexander. Text by Melanie Choukas-Bradley Illustrations by Polly Alexander

Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has been the authoritative guide for locating, identifying, and learning about them for more than twenty-five years. The third edition is fully revised, updated, and... More


Conserving the Commonwealth

Margaret T. Peters. Edited by Patrica Cecil Hass. With an afterword by FitzGerald Bemiss

Conserving the Commonwealth is the book that anyone interested in conservation and environmental issues has been waiting for. This history describes the earliest days of Virginia's environmental movement, recounting the efforts of a farsighted group of leaders to preserve Virginia's... More


John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages, 1607-1609

Helen C. Rountree, Wayne E. Clark, and Kent Mountford

Captain John Smith's voyages throughout the new world did not end--or, for that matter, begin--with the trip on which he was captured and brought to the great chief Powhatan. Partly in an effort to map the region, Smith covered countless leagues of the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributary... More


Remarkable Trees of Virginia

Nancy Ross Hugo and Jeffrey Kirwan. With photographs by Robert Llewellyn

This stunning collaboration between the noted garden writer Nancy Ross Hugo and the photographer Robert Llewellyn showcases the fruits of an effort begun in 2004 to research, locate, and photograph Virginia’s most remarkable trees. Four years later, more than one thousand trees had been... More


Legacy

Peggy Earle

The Norfolk museum that would one day bear the Chrysler name was always a good museum of its kind, home to a respectable collection serving a smallish city. But when Norfolk native Jean Outland married Walter Chrysler, heir to the automobile manufacturing fortune and an avid art collector,... More


An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees

Melanie Choukas-Bradley. Illustrated by Tina Thieme Brown

A thorough yet user-friendly companion to the authors’ popular paperback Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore—both books are the result of a ten-year collaboration—this volume is an exquisitely illustrated guide to 350 eastern woodland wildflowers and trees found on... More


In Good Keeping

Jon Lohman. Photographs by Morgan Miller

Pairing experienced master artists with eager learners, folklife apprenticeships in Virginia help ensure that a particular art form is passed on in ways that are conscious of history and faithful to tradition. With In Good Keeping: Virginia’s Folklife Apprenticeships, author Jon Lohman and... More


A Natural History of Quiet Waters

Curtis J. Badger

Although swamps today are recognized as one of the richest and most prolific natural systems on Earth, they have long held a mysterious and tenuous place in America’s history and culture. Ernest Hemingway equated them with madness and death in "Big Two-hearted River." We have images of... More


Fishing Virginia's Highlands

M. W. Smith

Rich in angling lore, the secluded lakes and rivers of Virginia’s Highlands offer some of the best trout and smallmouth bass fishing found anywhere in the state. From the Alleghany Highlands in the north (which encompass Alleghany, Bath, and Rockbridge counties) to the Blue Ridge/Grayson... More


A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers

Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources. Compiled by Scott David Arnold

Including nearly nine hundred new and replacement markers that have been installed along the commonwealth's roadways since the last edition was published in 1994, this third edition of A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers brings together and updates the texts of more than 1,850... More


Outdoors Year Round

Stephen Conrad Ausband

To the west is a stretch of Interstate 95 running from the D.C. suburbs to the South Carolina state line. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean. What lies in between, a four-hundred-mile stretch of coastal country traversing Virginia and North Carolina, is home to some of the best hunting and... More


Road Cycling in Central Virginia

Susan E. George

For all those who have considered going for a ride after seeing cyclists pedaling pleasurably through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, Sue George’s new guide provides all the information necessary either to get started or to increase an existing knowledge... More


West with the Rise

James Barilla

The first book to follow a fly-fishing trip from coast to coast, West with the Rise is James Barilla's account of a solitary journey that begins in New England and ends in Northern California, with little more to keep him company than a secondhand pickup bought just for the trip, a pair of... More


Fishing the Greenbrier Valley

M. W. Smith

While sparsely populated, the Greenbrier Valley is home to some of the richest outdoor recreation resources in the mid-Atlantic. Boasting a combination of unspoiled backcountry, featuring spectacular gorges and falls and major resorts, including both Snowshoe Mountain and the venerable... More


Family Preserve

Dabney Stuart

Exhibiting the mastery of poetic line and sharpness of focus we have come to associate with Dabney Stuart’s work, this volume, Stuart's fifteenth, weaves a series of finely delineated portraits into a complicated fabric of relationship. Family Preserve gathers the family poems scattered... More


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