Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

by Samuel Willard Crompton, Michael J. Rhein
     
 

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The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores — and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings — has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Lighthouse Book is a panoramic, lavishly illustrated history of these

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The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores — and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings — has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Lighthouse Book is a panoramic, lavishly illustrated history of these legendary buildings and celebrates the rich heritage of our ancestors' courageous efforts to guide mariners through treacherous seas and storms. Over 200 color photographs are featured in this fully revised, expanded and updated edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571452245
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Willard Crompton is the author of more than a dozen books. He lives in western Massachusetts, where he teaches both American history and Western civilization. His lifelong interest in maritime and conservation matters helped earn him a certificate in Historic Conservation and Preservation and he has studied nautical history on an informal basis for several years.

Michael J. Rhein grew up in Germany, was educated in London, and has worked as an editor specializing in history and geography for publishers in both London and New York. A full-time writer for the last two decades, he is the author of twenty previous books, and has contributed to educational reference works. He is also a keen mariner and has sailed competitively for many years.

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