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Brilliant beacons : a history of the American lighthouse / Eric Jay Dolin.

Dolin, Eric Jay, author. (Author).
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  • 13 of 14 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 387.155 DOL (Text) 37521530744566 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780871406682
  • ISBN: 0871406683
  • Physical Description: xv, 541 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [455]-514) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Colonial lights -- Casualties of war -- Lights of a new nation -- Economy above all -- Europeans take the lead -- The "rule of ignorant and incompetent men" -- Brighter lights -- "Everything being recklessly broken" -- From board to service -- Keepers and their lives -- Lighthouse heroes -- Marvels of engineering -- And construction -- Of birds and eggs -- A cruel wind -- The new keepers -- Epilogue -- Lighthouse organizations -- Lighthouse museums.
Summary, etc.: In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system from its earliest days, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines.
Subject: United States. Bureau of Light-Houses > History.
United States. Lighthouse Service > History.
Lighthouses > United States > History.

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