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Outer Banks (Chapel Hill Books)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Four hundred years after the first English colonists struggled to gain a foothold on the coast of North Carolina, British writer Anthony Bailey made a journey along these same barrier islands. In this popular book, highly acclaimed since 1989, he combines keen observations of the Outer Banks' natural splendor with a genuine appreciation of the people who live there.

Whether describing his experience waiting out a hurricane in a Wanchese restaurant, his mosquito-plagued visit to an abandoned village on Portsmouth Island, or his trip to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse with a Coast Guard lieutenant, Bailey captures the spirit of a unique and much-loved region, its history, and especially its people.

Synopsis:

Bailey captures the mundane and sublime details of daily life on the Outer Banks.

North Carolina Historical Review An irresistible combination of personal experience, natural and local history and people.

Publishers Weekly Highly recommended to anyone who has visited or may wish to visit the Outer Banks.

Library Journal Bailey has a sharp eye for detail and an unflappable ability to deal with the incongruous or the just plain awful.

Booklist [W]ell worth our reading.

Michael McFee, WUNC Radio

Synopsis:

A British travel writer unlocks the magic of North Carolina•s Outer Banks with his keen observations of their natural splendor and a genuine appreciation of the folks who live there.

About the Author

Anthony Bailey wrote for many years for the New Yorker and is author of numerous books, including Major Andre, The Thousand Dollar Yacht, and Standing in the Sun.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848203
Author:
Bailey, Anthony
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - N. Carolina
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Outer Banks (N.C.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Outer Banks
Subject:
United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Subject:
travel; North Carolina; barrier islands; hurricane; Wanchese; Portsmouth Island; Cape Hatteras; people; natural history; local history; Chapel Hill Books
Subject:
British
Subject:
Bailey, Anthony - Travel - North Carolina -
Subject:
Barrier islands
Subject:
Hurricane
Subject:
Wanchese
Subject:
Portsmouth Island
Subject:
Cape Hatteras
Subject:
People
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Local history
Subject:
Chapel Hill Books
Subject:
Americana-Carolinas
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Copyright:
Series:
Chapel Hill Books
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Travel » North America » United States » Southern States
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 288 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807848203 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bailey captures the mundane and sublime details of daily life on the Outer Banks.

North Carolina Historical Review An irresistible combination of personal experience, natural and local history and people.

Publishers Weekly Highly recommended to anyone who has visited or may wish to visit the Outer Banks.

Library Journal Bailey has a sharp eye for detail and an unflappable ability to deal with the incongruous or the just plain awful.

Booklist [W]ell worth our reading.

Michael McFee, WUNC Radio

"Synopsis" by , A British travel writer unlocks the magic of North Carolina•s Outer Banks with his keen observations of their natural splendor and a genuine appreciation of the folks who live there.
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