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With a writer’s keen eye, a longtime resident’s familiarity, and his own sly wit, acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell leads us on a walk through his adopted hometown of Baltimore, a city where crab cakes, Edgar Allan Poe, hair extensions, and John Waters movies somehow coexist. From its founding before the Revolutionary War to its place in popular culture—thanks to seminal films like Barry Levinson’s Diner, the television show Homicide, and bestselling books by George Pelecanos and Laura Lippman—Baltimore is America, and in Charm City, Bell brings its story to vivid life.

First revealing how Baltimore received some of its nicknames—including “Charm City”—Bell sets off from his neighborhood of Cedarcroft and finds his way across the city’s crossroads, joined periodically by a host of fellow Baltimoreans. Exploring Baltimore’s prominent role in history (it was here that Washington planned the battle of Yorktown and Francis Scott Key witnessed the “bombs bursting in air”), Bell takes us to such notable spots as the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill, as well as many of the undiscovered corners that give Baltimore its distinctive character. All the while, Charm City sheds deserved light onto a sometimes overlooked, occasionally eccentric, but always charming place.

Synopsis:

A longtime resident and author of The Stone That the Builder Refused leads readers on a fascinating odyssey through the diverse, forgotten, and frequently overlooked sights and neighborhoods of Baltimore, bringing to life the city's important role in American history and its unique charm, culture, architecture, and landmarks. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

MADISON SMARTT BELL has been a resident of Baltimore for more than two decades. The award-winning author of All Souls’ Rising, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Bell teaches at Goucher College, where he directs the Kratz Center for Creative Writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307407429
Subtitle:
A Walk through Baltimore
Publisher:
Crown Journeys
Author:
Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls' Rising
Author:
Bell, Madison Smartt
Author:
Madison Smartt Bell
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
Travel : United States - General
Subject:
Travel : United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (Genera
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - Maryland
Subject:
History
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
Baltimore (Md.) History.
Subject:
Baltimore (Md.) Description and travel.
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Americana-Maryland
Subject:
Americana-New England and Mid Atlantic
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
Travel-US Mid Atlantic States
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071106
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
233

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» Travel » North America » United States » General
» Travel » North America » United States » Mid Atlantic States
» Travel » North America » United States » Southern States

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Product details 233 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307407429 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A longtime resident and author of The Stone That the Builder Refused leads readers on a fascinating odyssey through the diverse, forgotten, and frequently overlooked sights and neighborhoods of Baltimore, bringing to life the city's important role in American history and its unique charm, culture, architecture, and landmarks. 25,000 first printing.
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