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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...


Albemarle
Albemarle

A Story of Landscape and American Identity

Chenoweth, Avery

In Albemarle, photographer Robert Llewellyn and writer Avery Chenoweth explore how the landscape of Albemarle County, where the Virginia piedmont meets the Blue Ridge...


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...


Virginia Wine
Virginia Wine

Four Centuries of Change

Painter, Andrew A.

No state can claim a longer history of experimenting with and promoting viticulture than Virginia--nor does any state’s history demonstrate a more astounding record of initial...


Virginia's Historic Courthouses
Virginia's Historic Courthouses
Peters, John O., Peters, Margaret T.

Featuring 140 color photographs of Virginia's courthouses, this book is a visual treat as well as an innovative approach to history and architecture. It contains a wealth of...


Lost Communities of Virginia
Lost Communities of Virginia
Fisher, Terri, Sparenborg, Kirsten

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...


Let Me Lie
Let Me Lie

Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable Commonwealth of Virginia and the Making of Its History

Cabell, James Branch

When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the book's title. Deaf to James Branch Cabell's many-layered ironic wit, they...


The Five George Masons
The Five George Masons
Copeland, Pamela C., McMaster, Richard K.

A Founding Father, a patriot in the Revolutionary War, a delegate from Virginia to the Constitutional Convention, and one of the driving forces behind the creation of the U.S....


Fishing Virginia's Highlands
Fishing Virginia's Highlands

An Angler's Guide

Smith, M. W.

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...


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,...


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...


Bound Away
Bound Away

Virginia and the Westward Movement

Fischer, David Hackett, Kelly, James C.

Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the...


Once There Was a Farm
Once There Was a Farm

A Country Childhood Remembered

Dabney, Virginia Bell

Nearly fifty years after she left the family farm of her childhood, Virginia Bell Dabney was compelled to write a memoir. She and her two sisters were raised on a Virginia farm...


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...


Depression and New Deal in Virginia
Depression and New Deal in Virginia

The Enduring Dominion

Heinemann, Ronald L.

Heinemann skillfully presents the dramatic opposition between the Byrd organization and the proponents of Roosevelt's New Deal. He explains why Virginia voters paradoxically...


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...


West with the Rise
West with the Rise

Fly-fishing across America

Barilla, James

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...


The Tangierman's Lament
The Tangierman's Lament

and Other Tales of Virginia

Swift, Earl

Go where the story is--that’s one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even...


Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia

A City before the State: An Illustrated History

Hamilton-Phillips, Martha, Maccubbin, Robert P.

The first comprehensive history of Williamsburg, Virginia, this handsome volume instantly becomes the standard reference on more than three hundred years of the city's...


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...


Outdoors Year Round
Outdoors Year Round

A Guide to Fishing and Hunting in Coastal Virginia and North Carolina

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

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-...


Virginians and Their Histories
Virginians and Their Histories
Tarter, Brent

Histories of Virginia have traditionally traced the same significant but narrow lines, overlooking whole swathes of human experience crucial to an understanding of the...


The Horse in Virginia
The Horse in Virginia

An Illustrated History

Campbell, Julie A.

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...


The Virginia Landmarks Register
The Virginia Landmarks Register
Loth, Calder

The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have...


Remarkable Trees of Virginia
Remarkable Trees of Virginia
Hugo, Nancy Ross, Kirwan, Jeffrey

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,...


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