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Sugarloaf
Sugarloaf

The Mountain's History, Geology, and Natural Lore

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

Listen for the calls of nesting ravens and warblers, watch the growth of wild geranium and black cohosh, and savor the first autumn blush in the tupelo trees. Revel, as did...


Waters of Potowmack
Waters of Potowmack
Metcalf, Paul

Waters of Potowmack is a documentary history of the Potomac River and its wide, fertile basin—the setting for much of early United States history. A collage of primary accounts...


Democratizing the Old Dominion
Democratizing the Old Dominion

Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824–1861

Shade, William G.

The emergence of the two-party system in the 1830s led to the democratization of the nation and to decades of heated dispute about democracy. In Democratizing the Old Dominion...


The Grandees of Government
The Grandees of Government

The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the...


An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees
An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees

350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

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...


Virginia's Wild Side
Virginia's Wild Side

50 Outdoor Adventures from the Mountains to the Ocean

Badger, Curtis J.

Fair warning to all of Virginia’s couch potatoes: Curtis Badger has compiled such an engaging and refreshingly unconventional treasury of outdoor adventures that you may be...


The Science of Fly-Fishing
The Science of Fly-Fishing
Ulanski, Stanley

The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that...


Richmond
Richmond

The Story of a City

Dabney, Virginius

Richmond: The Story of a City chronicles the growth of this historic community over nearly four centuries from its founding in the early 1700s by William Byrd II to its most...


The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
Pezzoni, J. Daniel

This abundantly illustrated, wide-ranging volume captures the rich and diverse architectural history of Rockbridge County, Virginia, including the two cities of Lexington and...


Family Preserve
Family Preserve
Stuart, Dabney

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...


City of Trees
City of Trees

The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C., Third Edition

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie, Alexander, Polly

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,...


Shenandoah
Shenandoah

Views of Our National Park

Moore, Hullihen Williams

The only collection of photographs devoted to one of America’s natural treasures, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park documents one man’s decades-long fascination with this...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Landscape Architect

Nichols, Frederick Doveton, Griswold, Ralph E.

Collaboration with the greatest botanists of his time, an instinctive humanitarianism, and a natural ingenuity in landscape design combined to make Thomas Jefferson a pioneer...


Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse
Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse

A Modern American Hunter/Jumper System

Cronin, Paul D.

A protégé of the legendary Vladimir S. Littauer and for more than thirty years director of the riding program at Sweet Briar College, Paul D. Cronin is a well-known and highly...


Virginia Fishing Guide
Virginia Fishing Guide
Gooch, Bob

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...


The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia

A Pictorial History

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler

In the nearly two centuries since the first building’s completion in Thomas Jefferson’s academical village, programs and facilities at the University of Virginia have been...


Preserving the Old Dominion
Preserving the Old Dominion

Historic Preservation and Virginia Traditionalism

Lindgren, James M.

In 1889 tradition-minded women, including many from Virginia's most prominent families, formed the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA), the first...


Fishing the New River Valley
Fishing the New River Valley

An Angler's Guide

Smith, M. W.

"Care not, I, to fish in seas
Fresh rivers best my mind to please
Whose sweet calm course I contemplate
And seek in life to imitate."
—Izaak Walton...


Old Southampton
Old Southampton

Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1834-1869

Crofts, Daniel W.

Nat Turner's 1831 slave insurrection made Virginia's Southampton County notorious. Gradually, however, the bloody spectacle receded from national memory.

Although the...


Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World

Campanelli, Lou

In 1971, Madison College was a small-town teachers college with around 3,000 students, most of them female. To elevate the college’s visibility and to appeal immediately to...


Virginia's Hunting Guide
Virginia's Hunting Guide
Gooch, Bob

This valuable guide provides Virginia hunters with detailed information on the various public hunting lands in the state, including character of the terrain, game species...


Never Ask Permission
Never Ask Permission

Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond, A Memoir by Mary Buford Hitz

Hitz, Mary Buford

Some cities, through hardship or glory or a combination of both, produce extraordinary women. Richmond in the early twentieth century, dominated by its prominent families and...


Journey on the James
Journey on the James

Three Weeks through the Heart of Virginia

Swift, Earl

From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than...


The Great Valley Road of Virginia
The Great Valley Road of Virginia

Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present

Hofstra, Warren R., Raitz, Karl

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...


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