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Chesapeake Bay (7)
Southern Maryland is surrounded by the Patuxent River, the St. Mary's River, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. These waterways have had a very profound impact on the culture of the area.
Local History (17)
Southern Maryland was one of the first colonial settlements. As such, it is steep in culture and history. Many fine books have been written about our local history. This is the only on-line location where you will find most of them.
Maps, map books and guides to the local area.
A selection of music from local artists.
Naval Aviation (9)
No single institution has had a greater impact on southern Maryland than the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River. This collection of books is related to PAXRVR and Naval Aviation in general.
Outdoor Recreation (3)
Recreational activities in Maryland such as hiking, biking and canoeing.
Special Items (1)
Special items of local interest. Photographs, art, calendars, etc.
By local author Charles Joseph. Between Two Rivers is an adventure story. After an unspecified disaster devastates the coastal plain, a group bands together to make the arduous westward trek to food, freedom, peace and security. It is a story of courage and resourcefulness. Follow them as their individual faults and virtues weld a cohesive group that sees them through natural catastrophes, enemies and their own errors in judgement. Weep with their tragedies and celebrate their victories. Enjoy them as they are and don't try to read too much into it. The surprise ending will bring a smile to your face.
Memories of Sotterley, written by Richard Knott and his grandson Shawn Knott, is a rare collection of history and personal stories regarding Sotterley Plantation, from one who lived and worked there. Memories of Sotterley takes the reader back in time documenting the families that worked the farm, building construction of houses, barns and buildings at Sotterley through the 20th century from a personal perspective. It also covers Sotterley ownership, the workers that made it all happen, and much more. Loaded with rare photographs and stories, Memories of Sotterley offers a one-of-a-kind perspective of Sotterley that no other publication has ever done.
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Let Me Die: Zack Mitchell finds himself unwillingly pulled into solving his best friend Joel Thomas' cause of death. Eighteen-year old Ronald Blaine, a black man with a storied past, trying desperately to break from gang inclusion and claw his way out of poverty, claims he was acting in self-defense when he shot Joel on a dark street in a poorer section of Las Vegas. Zack is asked by Joel's widower to attend Ronald's arraignment. During his trip to Las Vegas, where there once was a garden of racial anger and rage, a seed of doubt is sewn.
For They Know Not What They Do: Bill Baxter, racked with emphysema, dies at the foot of a cross while trying to cleanse his guilt for an act committed during his senior year at a Maryland Catholic high school. To further make amends, Bill leaves the majority of his inheritance to Margaret Chase, a deeply religious cleaning lady who works at Baxter Satellite. Sam Baxter, Bill's ruthless brother and C.E.O. of Baxter Satellite, works furiously to deny Margaret her just inheritance.
Since its founding in 1911, U.S. naval aviation has been characterized by courage and innovation. Today's sophisticated crews owe their careers to men like self-taught flyer Eugene Ely, who, wearing a football helmet and a bicycle inner tube as a life preserver, was the first man to take off and land on the deck of a ship. In this comprehensive account, historians, authors, and experts, as well as active duty and retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers, contribute essays on naval aviation history and past and present aviators. Oversized and magnificently illustrated, this book will be cherished by aviators and the countless others who have been inspired by the feats of U.S. naval aviation.