The Enduring Shore: A History Of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, And Nantucket
Even before the Pilgrims landed in 1620, Cape Cod and its islands promised paradise to visitors, both native and European. In Paul Schneider's sure hands, the story of this waterland created by glaciers and refined by storms and tides -- and of its varied inhabitants -- becomes an irresistible biography of a place.Cape Cod's Great Beach, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are romantic stops on Schne...
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 1st edition (May 2001)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 765956
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“If you love the Cape and islands, particularly Martha's Vineyard as I do, you should read The Enduring Shore at once. Paul Schneider's research is meticulous and his writing is crisp and economical. Any literate person who lives or vacations on the V...”
der's roughly chronological human and natural history. His book is a lucid and compelling collage of seaside ecology, Indians and colonists, religion and revolution, shipwrecks and hurricanes, whalers and vengeful sperm whales, glorious clipper ships and today's beautiful but threatened beaches. Schneider's superb eye for story and detail illuminates both history and landscape. A wonderful introduction, it will also appeal to the millions of people who already have warm associations with these magical places.
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