Tour the Potomac: New Washington, DC History
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Congressional Cemetery will host a springtime publication party on April 26 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. 1801 E Street, SE. Register on the Congressional Cemetery website: the $30 admission includes a copy of the book, cocktails, and special tours of the cemetery. Additional books will be available for purchase and signature.
The Potomac River: A History & Guide
Retail Price: $19.99
Length: 160 + 16 page color insert
Images: Over 85
By Garrett Peck (author of
Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t)
The great Potomac River begins in the Alleghenies and flows 383 miles through some of America’s most historic lands before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. The course of the river drove the development of the region and the path of a young republic. Maryland’s first Catholic settlers came to its banks in 1634, and George Washington helped settle the new capital on its shores. During the Civil War, the river divided North and South, and it witnessed John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry and the bloody Battle of Antietam. Author Garrett Peck leads readers on a journey down the Potomac, from its first fount at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia to its mouth at Point Lookout in Maryland. Combining history with recreation, Peck has written an indispensable guide to the nation’s river.
About the Author
Garrett Peck is a literary journalist and the author of two other books: The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet and Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t. He Leads the Temperance Tour of Prohibition-related sites in the nation’s capital, which has been featured on C-SPAN Book TV and Maryland Public Television’s “Artworks This Week.”
Peck’s work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Beverage Media, and other publications. He has been featured on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Authors @Google, ReasonTV and WAMU’s Metro Connection.
To learn more about Garrett Peck and find out about upcoming events, check out his website: www.garrettpeck.com.