Coming soon from Archway Publishing
Bridging the Chesapeake: A 'Fool Idea' That Unified Maryland
by David W. Guth

Bridging the Chesapeake: A ‘Fool Idea’ That Unified Maryland is the story of two Marylands, one on each side the Chesapeake. Maryland was confederation of two shores, each traveling along its own path. From the days of the first English settlements in the 17th century, much of the state’s history centers on this intersectional rivalry. For nearly 100 years, Marylanders debated the value of building bridges across Chesapeake Bay.  More than an engineering problem, such a bridge posed political, cultural and environmental challenges. In many respects, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge saga mirrors the story of America. It is a story of visionary leaders willing to sacrifice their self-interests and of narrow-minded minions willing to put their needs above all others. It is a story of humanity’s ability to overcome a great physical barrier, and then being forced to deal with the unintended consequences. Above all, it is an American story.

You can order the book online from here or Barnes and Noble here.

UPDATE: The original publisher of this book, Old Line Publishing, ceased operations effective November 30, 2016. However we are pleased to announce that there is a new publisher for the book It has been accepted for publication by Archway Publishing of Indianapolis, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster. The book is undergoing the editorial and design process. (The new cover is shown, left) Anticipated publication: Late Spring 2017. In the meantime, there may be a limited number of copies still available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online sellers. Thank you for your interest and patience as we work through this transitional period.

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"Dawn of Time" News Release XXX
XXXBackgrounder - David Guth
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XXXBook cover
"Contradictions" Impact of Bridge on Eastern Shore PopulationXXX
XXXEastern Shore Population (1900-2010)
"Chesapeake Bay"
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XXXPhoto - 1973 Bridge Construction
Crossing the Bay Bridge in 40 Seconds
Old Line Publishing News ReleaseXXX  XX Flyer (two-sided)  
WYPR-FM (Baltimore,MD) Interview - Broadcast 27 May 2014

Presentation at the Annapolis Maritime Museum - 15 January 2015

Last updated 25 March 2017