Like the companion book to the first PBS Legendary Lighthouses series, this lavishly illustrated volume celebrates America's treasured coastal beacons and explores the nature of our love for them. From Honolulu to the Aleutian Islands, Galveston to Lake Ontario, it takes you on location to some of the most beautiful places in America and through the doors of the beloved old towers that for generations have guarded our shores. Paralleling the second, all-new PBS series, this book picks up where the first one ended and completes the dramatic story of America's lighthouses.Meet dozens of delightful characters -- former lighthouse keepers, children of keepers, authors and historians with a passionate story to tell, local people working to preserve lighthouses, and even lighthouse B&B hosts -- and find out what they have to say about the lighthouses in their lives. Read stories of solitude, heroism, daring rescues, unpredictable and deadly storms, and fascinating history. Travel to the enchanting beaches of Hawaii, the treacherous shores of the Gulf of Mexico's "Hurricane Alley", the surprising beauty and magnitude of the Eastern Great Lakes, and the rugged and dangerous coast of Alaska.Each chapter is filled with stunning color photographs taken during filming of the television series and offering glimpses of these spectacular locations, often from vantage points that are not commonly accessible. These images, together with the fascinating stories and colorful personalities, bring each location to life and teach us what makes these isolated stretches of coastline so compelling and unique.Über den Autor:
John Grant is the executive producer of the PBS "Legendary Lighthouses" series. His company, Driftwood Productions, specializes in documentaries for public and cable television. Other successful series and specials he has created include "America's Scenic Rail Journeys, The Homes of FDR, " and "Dinner on the Train." Prior to starting Driftwood Productions, Grant was the senior vice president of programming for PBS, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the National Program Service. Grant also spent sixteen years at WPSX-TV, including the last four as general manager. He lives in Burke, Virginia.Ray Jones is the text author of all of the books in Globe Pequot's regional Lighthouses series and the coauthor of Lost Lighthouses, Endangered Lighthouses, and the first volume in the Legendary Lighthouses two-volume set. He has also served as an editor at Time-Life books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, as senior editor and writing coach at Southern Living magazine, and as founding president of Country Roads Press. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
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Buchbeschreibung Globe Pequot Press, 2001. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. 208 Seiten Gepflegtes Gebraucht-/Antiquariatsexemplar. Zustand unter Berücksichtigung des Alters gut. Tagesaktueller, sicherer und weltweiter Versand. Wir liefern grundsätzlich mit beiliegender Rechnung. 456606.01 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 966. Artikel-Nr. 155820