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Brilliant beacons : a history of the American lighthouse

By: Dolin, Eric Jay.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2016Edition: First edition.Description: xv, 541 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780871406682 :; 0871406683 :.Subject(s): United States. Bureau of Light-Houses -- History | United States. Lighthouse Service -- History | Lighthouses -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 387.1/550973
Contents:
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.
Summary: A history of America as reflected by the nation's lighthouses combines maritime lore with original details to trace coastal political, military, and technological expansions, citing the roles of key contributors.
List(s) this item appears in: NEW Adult Nonfiction
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-514) and index.

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.

A history of America as reflected by the nation's lighthouses combines maritime lore with original details to trace coastal political, military, and technological expansions, citing the roles of key contributors.

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