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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...


Kingsmill Plantation, 1619-1800
Kingsmill Plantation, 1619-1800

Archaeology of Country Life in Colonial Virginia

Kelso, William M.

In 1971 William Kelso happened almost by chance on an archaeological find that would open a new door on the rural history of colonial Tidewater Virginia. Erosion had revealed a...


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...


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,...


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...


OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia
OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia

Link, Learn, Lead, Live

Sherman, William, Hepler, Lindsey

OpenGrounds is a University of Virginia initiative that builds on a legacy of innovation to create new programs, places, and partnerships; to catalyze new approaches to...


In Good Keeping
In Good Keeping

Virginia's Folklife Apprenticeships

Lohman, Jon

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...


Virginia Beer
Virginia Beer

A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age

Graves, Lee

The days of choosing between a handful of imports and a convenience store six-pack are long gone. The beer landscape in America has changed dramatically in the twenty-first...


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...


Frank Batten
Frank Batten

The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel

Sage, Connie M.

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...


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...


Migrants against Slavery
Migrants against Slavery

Virginians and the Nation

Schwarz, Philip J.

A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave society. All sought some...


Snakes of Virginia
Snakes of Virginia
Linzey, Donald W., Clifford, Michael

The classic field guide to snakes found in the Old Dominion, now available in paperback.


Oh, Shenandoah
Oh, Shenandoah

Paintings of the Historic Valley and River

Kushnir, Andrei

The Shenandoah Valley is widely renowned for its beauty and its idyllic landscape of farms, fields, historic towns, and Civil War battlefields. Framed to the east and west by...


Lake Fishing in Virginia
Lake Fishing in Virginia
Gooch, Bob

Lake Brittle, Gardy’s Millpond, Powhatan Ponds, Keokee Lake, Lake Shenandoah... The number of lakes that offer great fishing in Virginia is substantial, from 3-acre Phelps Pond...


Picturing Harrisonburg
Picturing Harrisonburg

Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828

Ehrenpreis, David

Picturing Harrisonburg provides the most vibrant examination available of the history of the Virginia city, once a frontier town founded in the 1730s but now a...


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...


Road Cycling in Central Virginia
Road Cycling in Central Virginia

A Guide

George, Susan E.

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...


Norfolk
Norfolk

The First Four Centuries

Parramore, Thomas C.

The first comprehensive history of Norfolk to appear since 1930, Norfolk: The First Four Centuries tells the story of America's largest maritime port from the first contact...


Wild Flowers of Tidewater Virginia
Wild Flowers of Tidewater Virginia
Gupton, Oscar Wand, Swope, Fred C.

The design of this book is to furnish information with which the plants can be identified without resorting to technical language or requiring that the structure of plant parts...


"Answer at Once"
"Answer at Once"

Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

Powell, Katrina M.

With the Commonwealth of Virginia's Public Park Condemnation Act of 1928, the state surveyed for and acquired three thousand tracts of land that would become Shenandoah...


The Wild Coast
The Wild Coast

Exploring the Natural Attractions of the Mid-Atlantic

Badger, Curtis J.

The Eastern corridor of the United States may be notorious for overdevelopment, but Curtis J. Badger offers a challenge in his The Wild Coast: Exploring the Natural Attractions...


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...


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...


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...


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