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The Resource Journey on the James : three weeks through the heart of Virginia, Earl Swift

Journey on the James : three weeks through the heart of Virginia, Earl Swift

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Journey on the James : three weeks through the heart of Virginia
Title
Journey on the James
Title remainder
three weeks through the heart of Virginia
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Earl Swift
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 any other feature of the American landscape--as home to the continent's first successful English settlement, highway for Native Americans and early colonists, battleground in the Revolution and the Civil War, and birthplace of America's twentieth-century navy. In 1998, restless in his job as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Earl Swift landed an assignment traveling the entire length of the James. Reinforced by Pilot photographer Ian Martin and a lot of freeze-dried food and beer, Swift set out to immerse himself--he hoped not literally--in the river and its history. What Swift survived to bring us is this engrossing chronicle of three weeks in a fourteen- foot plastic canoe and four hundred years in the life of Virginia. Fueled by humor and a dauntless curiosity about the land, buildings, and people on the banks, and anchored by his sidekick Martin--whose photographs accompany the text- Swift endures dunkings, wolf spiders, near-arrest, channel fever, and twenty-knot winds, eventually making it to the Chesapeake Bay
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contains biographical information
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non fiction
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Journey on the James : three weeks through the heart of Virginia, Earl Swift
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Journey on the James : three weeks through the heart of Virginia, Earl Swift
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x1rjx
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-239)
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1 online resource (ix, 239 pages)
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9780813920214
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rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations.
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