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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse (Paperback)

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In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate s] the history of America itself" (Entertainment Weekly). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" (New York Review of Books), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses--from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781631492501
ISBN-10: 1631492500
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 560
Language: English