Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam by Charles Royster
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Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam
By Charles Royster

Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam

A Story of George Washington's Time

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Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam by Charles Royster

Book Description

An award-winning historian presents the absorbing history of a fantastically delusional enterprise that proposed draining and developing the Dismal Swamp, a vast morass along the Virginia-North Carolina border. William Byrd's 18th-century scheme was designed to create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson. 20 illustrations. 5 maps.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679753056
ISBN-10: 0679753052
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 121mm x 32mm)
Pages: 633
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Royster

Charles Royster lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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