Maryland Lost and Found…Again

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Published by: Schiffer Books
Release Date: September 1, 2003
Pages: 296
ISBN13: 978-0870335488


Veteran Washington Post reporter and award-winning writer Eugene L. Meyer directs a tour across the "Free State" that is part love letter, part oral history, part obituary. He explores what makes Maryland special, the people who make it unique, and the places and livelihoods that have vanished over the years. The whole of the American experience is found within or close to the state’s borders and between the covers of this book—megalopolis, Appalachia, the Chesapeake Bay, the Deep South, the industrial North, rich farmland, a major port, the nation’s capital, the primary car and rail routes carrying East Coast interstate traffic. Maryland Lost and Found Again transcends the state to comment on the American landscape.


“What wonderful voices! ... The state emerges entire: colorful and passionate and full of character, a collection of gritty, indomitable individuals.”
—acclaimed novelist Anne Tyler in Washington Post Book World

“If you want to discover a little bit of America, Eugene L. Meyer can help…he writes with an experienced insight into both the history and the layered surroundings of Maryland.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Meyer is our own Marco Polo, balancing interviews, explanatory background and lively commentary.”
—James Bready in the Baltimore Sun

“I have lived in Maryland my entire life (with the exception of a few years between 1985 and 1994), and through the years I've done a lot of travel writing. This is an absolutely fabulous book: a must-read for anyone interested in the fascinating quirks and hidden stories in Maryland's geography and history. I think I'm familiar with just about every history/travel book that's been written on ‘The Free State,’ and this is certainly one of the best, and perhaps the best ever. Utterly fascinating and delightful reading.”
—Bob Allen, on Amazon