Around America: A Tour of Our Magnificent Coastline

Around America: A Tour of Our Magnificent Coastline

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Language: English
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ISBN10: 0393323358
ISBN13: 9780393323351
Original Title: Around America: A Tour of Our Magnificent Coastline
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America has nearly five thousand miles of coastline. What would it be like to travel from the islands of Maine to the stepping-stones of the Florida Keys, from the cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the beaches of southern California, and around the Gulf Coast, where our major rivers reach the sea?
Here we travel with Walter Cronkite, our trusted guide. At Maine's eastern t America has nearly five thousand miles of coastline. What would it be like to travel from the islands of Maine to the stepping-stones of the Florida Keys, from the cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the beaches of southern California, and around the Gulf Coast, where our major rivers reach the sea?
Here we travel with Walter Cronkite, our trusted guide. At Maine's eastern tip, we find a British warship captured during the Revolution by the citizens of Machias, wielding pitchforks because they had no muskets. We visit islands along Texas's coastline, exploring a sanctuary for migratory birds. And we visit Fort Ross, on California's Redwood Coast, a replica of the 1812 Russian settlement begun as a fur trading post, with dreams of expanding the Russian empire.
In this compelling travelogue we can almost hear Cronkite talking, his smooth cadences spinning stories about the coastline he loves.