Hampton Roads Chronicles: History from the Birthplace of America

Hampton Roads Chronicles: History from the Birthplace of America

by Paul Clancy


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Just like the tide, history flows through every corner of Old Dominion's Hampton Roads region, and for decades it has been chronicled in the Virginian-Pilot's column, "Our Stories." These stories are now told by local historian and longtime columnist Paul Clancy, who offers up this unparalleled and uninhibited collection of articles and stunning historical images. Rediscover the history behind landmarks such as Fort Monroe, Sewell's Point and Cape Henry and take in the view from the vantage point of those who witnessed history being made before their eyes: stories about the hurricane of '33, the old fairgrounds on the bay, the trolleys that ran to Ocean View, the semipro baseball teams that battled for glory, the harrowing and courageous struggle for racial equality and the soldiers and sailors who went off to war. This is the real stuff of Hampton Roads history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596296640
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/24/2009
Series: American Chronicles Series
Pages: 159
Sales rank: 1,207,310
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul Clancy lives in Norfolk, VA. He has worked as a staff writer for various publications including USA Today and the Virginian-Pilot. His freelance credits include the Washington Post and Smithsonian magazine. In addition to his journalistic work, he has written biographies of Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina and Speaker Thomas O'Neill. His most recent book is Ironclad: The Epic Battle, Calamitous Loss, and Historic Recovery of the USS Monitor. He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer, speaking about his books and columns at local libraries and museums through various media outlets. Clancy is a graduate of Columbia University.

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