The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket (Paperback)

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Even before the Pilgrims landed in 1620, Cape Cod and its islands promised paradise to visitors, both native and European. In Paul Schneider's sure hands, the story of this waterland created by glaciers and refined by storms and tides -- and of its varied inhabitants -- becomes an irresistible biography of a place.

Cape Cod's Great Beach, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are romantic stops on Schneider's roughly chronological human and natural history. His book is a lucid and compelling collage of seaside ecology, Indians and colonists, religion and revolution, shipwrecks and hurricanes, whalers and vengeful sperm whales, glorious clipper ships and today's beautiful but threatened beaches. Schneider's superb eye for story and detail illuminates both history and landscape. A wonderful introduction, it will also appeal to the millions of people who already have warm associations with these magical places.

About the Author

Paul Schneider is the acclaimed author of Bonnie and Clyde, Brutal Journey, The Enduring Shore, and The Adirondacks, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He and his family live in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

“For anyone who wishes to know how the Cape and Islands came to be . . .” —Paul Theroux, The New York Times Book Review

“Quite simply, the most entertaining history about our part of the world that I have ever read.” —Tom Dunlop, The Vineyard Gazette

“A charged must-read for anyone who ever fell asleep in American History.” —Esquire

“Leapfrogs from natural history to social history to personal history in an engagingly unorthodox narrative.” —Elle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805067347
ISBN-10: 0805067345
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 1st, 2001
Pages: 384
Language: English