Baltimore Close Up, Maryland (Images of America Series)

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Combining old Southern charm with Northern practicality, Baltimore is a city of unique flavor. With close to 200 images, including many never before seen, historian Christopher T. George explores and celebrates the history of the city that gave us our national anthem.

In Baltimore Close Up, readers will discover the heritage of this important American community. Once home to Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Babe Ruth, Frederick ...

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Overview


Combining old Southern charm with Northern practicality, Baltimore is a city of unique flavor. With close to 200 images, including many never before seen, historian Christopher T. George explores and celebrates the history of the city that gave us our national anthem.

In Baltimore Close Up, readers will discover the heritage of this important American community. Once home to Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Babe Ruth, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore boasts an impressive and unique history. It is a fabled sports city, known for Chesapeake Bay seafood and for our nation's first major monument to George Washington. In this impressive and unprecedented collection, the author illustrates what makes Baltimore famous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738589794
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/7/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,437,578
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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A resident of the Baltimore area for over 35 years, Christopher T. George provides informative and engaging captions to enhance the images he presents of "Charm City." Mr. George is proud to spotlight the many different ethnic groups who made contributions to Baltimore's history, including immigrants from England, Germany, Ireland, Africa, Italy, and Eastern Europe. With photographs from numerous private collections, including rare images supplied by Ross J. Kelbaugh, Mr. George shows us the close-up face of this diverse and historic community.
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