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Many Winters Waiting By Evan Wilson
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In this book, an insider traces his role in the fight for jetties at Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The author resolves a dispute over how many fishermen died in Oregon Inlet after the Congress... More > authorized jetties there in 1970. He explores the role of journalists in stirring meaningless controversies over whether the fishermen deserved a stable Inlet through which to steam to their fishery in the Atlantic. This well-sourced book picks up with the return of the fishermen from service in World War Two, moves to the campaign to jetty the Inlet, explains the public policy wrangling throughout the 1980s, and describes the economic and psychic effects of this seemingly never-ending campaign in the waterfront settlements up and down Pamlico Sound. The book is more than 84,000 words in nine chapters, contains dynamic photographs by Drew Wilson, as well as government ærial photos, maps, and explanatory schematic drawings. The 26-page Index contains more than 1,700 entries.< Less
EPITAPH FOR A BEAUTIFUL SHIP By EVAN WILSON
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In this book readers explore the historic threads which came together in 1986 as Baltimore’s popular ambassador replica topsail schooner Pride of Baltimore was overcome by a sudden wind and... More > sank quickly with the loss of her captain and three young crew members. Readers accompany Pride incident by incident, log entry by log entry, port-of-call by port-of-call, to learn how she ventured one cruise too far from her design mission. Hear maritime investigators report an earlier incident in the Baltic that came to notice only after Pride sank and should have raised a red flag for everyone in Baltimore. Read the only interviews in reportage of the Pride story with Dr. Tetsuya “Ted” Fujita, the meteorologist to first describe a microburst (before he died in 1998) and in which he debunks the microburst theory of the casualty. Finally, evaluate lessons learned during the investigation and how sailing school vessels and other tall ships now operate in greater safety because of as well as in spite of it.< Less
Evan Wilson's Giulietta Book By EVAN WILSON'S
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Owners of Alfa Romeo Giuliettas and Giulias of the 1950s-60s were on their own in the 1970s when I served as editor of Alfantics, the newsletter of the Capital Chapter of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club,... More > and the Alfa Owner, the newsletter of the national club. My position enabled me to observe how owners talked about and worked to keep these cars running, whether as daily drivers, restored for weekend outings, or on the track. By 1983, when my Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750 and 101 series Giuliettas and Giulias; 1954-1965 was released, my hoped-for $12 price had, sadly, morphed into $40. As soon as my book was out of print, people were paying up to $400 a copy. Nowadays, I see copies offered at $100-to-$300 on the Web. This revised and updated edition continues to answer the need I saw back then and advance the story I set out to tell at the original price. This long-awaited rerelease contains more than 48% new material plus 40 new tables, including collector car market tracking for the new financial reality.< Less