The Resource Brilliant beacons : A History of the American Lighthouse., Eric Jay Dolin, (electronic resource)

Brilliant beacons : A History of the American Lighthouse., Eric Jay Dolin, (electronic resource)

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Brilliant beacons : A History of the American Lighthouse.
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Brilliant beacons
Title remainder
A History of the American Lighthouse.
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Eric Jay Dolin
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eng
Summary
In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system from its earliest days, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines. Beginning with "Boston Light," America's first lighthouse, Dolin shows how the story of America, from colony to regional backwater, to fledging nation, and eventually to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses. Even in the colonial era, the question of how best to solve the collective problem of lighting our ports, reefs, and coasts through a patchwork of private interests and independent localities telegraphed the..
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Dolin, Eric Jay
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Brilliant beacons : A History of the American Lighthouse., Eric Jay Dolin, (electronic resource)
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Brilliant beacons : A History of the American Lighthouse., Eric Jay Dolin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002632522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
7FAAA772-81C3-4ACC-B0B7-D89C5555199A

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