Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam
A Story of George Washington's Time
By (author) Charles Royster
Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam by Charles Royster
Book DescriptionAn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780679753056
(203mm x 121mm x 32mm)
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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