Coming soon from Archway Publishing
Chesapeake: A 'Fool Idea' That Unified Maryland
David W. Guth
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 Amazon.com here or Barnes and Noble here.
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