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The Chesapeake: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs - short stories, fish tales & The Country Philosopher: A Collection of Short Stories from the pages of The Chesapeake Kindle Edition
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These short clippings are, largely, reprints from The Chesapeake Today. Which means you need not fear the high page count, since you can read each article as a stand alone. Great for passing time when you're in the toilet, or at the mall awaiting your better half to get Christmas shopping or to get her hair done, or while in a doctor's or dentist's reception.
Some of these stories are tall tales and one, especially, is a whopper of a tale about a German WW II submarine in the Chesapeake.
The best writing, for my interests, is by Larry Jarboe. The one I most recollect is a cat fishing story, complete with some nice photographs.
Also, there are some nice pics of oyster buy boats, and such, in the last chapter.
All in all, this is a nice collection of stories to while away the time. Glad I gave it a try.
The Chesapeake: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs
There's a lot of good, fun stories about the Chesapeake in this volume. A lot of the stories are satirical, with good punches of hilarity. The featured writers always have something to say. One of my favorites is "The Duke of Solomon's", how a wager goes well for a sharp-shootin' bloke.
It's an entertaining read, with lots of vibrant writers participating in it. It covers fishing, oyster catching, hunting and other nautical-themed topics. Overall, it's a fun, light read. With it being filled with short stories, you can read as much or little as you want at a time.
The stories are short, to the point and very interesting about days in the past. Books like these help preserve our history to pass down from one generation to the next generation to keep it alive.
Throughout the book are colored pictures about the area, people, boats, and places. At the end of the book are numerous pictures to review and enjoy pretaining to the area, a real art gallery.
This is a well written, entertaining book with some serious stories, as well as some funny stories, if you are a cook some recipes are included, and as always some good old fashion fishing tales.
I have enjoyed reading about fishing, hunting, Buyboats, oysters (which I love to eat). This is a good read for an afternoon or two.
These short stories save the flavor of days gone by from being lost and gone forever. A couple of the stories I particularly enjoyed were the ones on peanut butter and clabber (yogurt). This book presents a picture of life and times in the Chesapeake Bay area from way back when, interesting even to folk who have never visited there, but especially so to those who have.