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The Potomac River:: A History & Guide Paperback – March 18, 2012
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"Peck churned out one quirky anecdote after another, giving the audience a catalog of fun facts to pull out at happy hours." - National Journal Daily, May 8, 2012
"From sourcing the rivers' origins far from town to highlighting many interesting stops along the way, Peck does a great job of providing short stories of our region. It's a quick, easy read filled with lots of fun photos that doesn't read like a textbook." - Rick Snider, Monumental Thoughts, March 27, 2012
"Peck has just finished a chronicle of and guide to Washington's primary waterway, all the way from West Virginia to the Chesapeake watershed. Make your next tubing trip a little more educated." - Washington City Paper, May 18, 2012
"The Potomac River has shaped history. It's also an awfully nice place to go for a hike. Both these aspects of the river are explored in [Peck's] new book." - Huffington Post, May 24, 2012
"Peck has once again done yeoman service in ferreting out and elucidating some of the more fascinating aspects of our shared local history." - Hill Rag, June 2012
About the Author
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Peck leads a number of history-related tours in the Washington area, including the Temperance Tour of Prohibition-related sites in the nation's capital, which has been featured on C-SPAN Book TV and the History Channel program "Ten Things You Didn't Know About" with punk rock legend Henry Rollins. He also leads the Walt Whitman Tour, Jazz History Tour, brewing tours of Alexandria and DC, and many others.
Peck graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and earned a master's degree in international affairs at George Washington University. Peck has worked two decades in marketing and is a former U.S. Army officer. A native Californian, he lives in Arlington, Virginia. www.garrettpeck.com
Top Customer Reviews
If you are new to the region, take heart that this book will serve as an interesting introduction to the Potomac. The river carries with it the the soul of American History - from Capt. John Smith through the Revolution, War of 1812, dark shadow of slavery, Western Expansion, the Civil War, and today's Environmental Movement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great price and shipped very quickly..Book in perfect shape....5-stars plusPublished 17 months ago by C. Murphy
Good coverage from the source at the Fairfax
stone high in the Alleghenies to Point lookout, where the Potomac
meets the Chesapeake Bay. Read more