The Death & Life of an American River
By John R. Wennersten
Located in Washington, D. C., the Anacostia River is a poster child for America's tragically neglected, abused urban waterways. There are compelling ethical grounds for remedying this river's environmental problems, ...
2008; Chesapeake Book Company; 6"x9"; 304 pages; Paperback
By Ian Cramb
Drawing on five generations of family tradition as stonemasons in his native Scotland, Ian Cramb created this masterful work to pass on his knowledge and experience to craftsmen who wish ...
1992; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 8.5"x 11"; 174 pages; Paperback
The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter
By Dudley Cook
Illustrated by S. Lawrence Whipple
The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down ...
1999; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 8.50"x 11"; 144 pages; Paperback
Its Origin, Progress & Decline in America
By Henry Reed Stiles
Bundling was an important part of American courting life, enjoyed by all good country maids and men and blessed by honest folk. During the nineteenth century, many elders clothed bundling ...
1871; Chapman Billies; 5"x 7"; 146 pages; Paperback
A vivid account of the barbaric practices of Native Americans and European explorers and colonists.
By George Franklin Feldman
This riveting volume dispels the sanitized history surrounding Native American practices toward their enemies that preceded the European exploration and colonization of North America. We abandon truth when we gloss ...
2008; Alan C. Hood & Co., Inc.; 6"x 9"; 272 pages; Paperback
A Sense of Place and a Call to Action
By Ned Tillman
Extensive and fragile, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one of the fastest growing and most endangered regions in the country. Here accomplished environmental scientist and lifelong ourdoorsman Ned Tillman issues ...
Living with a Septic System
By Gerry Hartigan
You can keep your septic system running day-after-day, year after-year. First published in 1984, Country Plumbing, in its initial edition, went through eight printings and has educated and entertained thousands ...
Maryland's Workers, 1865-1916
By George B. Jr. DuBois
Spanning the years 1865 to 1916 when the industrial revolution took hold, this book, one of the rare state level studies of labor and politics, explains how workers discarded outworn ...
2008; Chesapeake Book Company; 6"x 9"; 336 pages; Hardcover
By Janet Greene
In earlier times, people felt the need to leave a permanent record of who they were and what they stood for. Nowadays people tend to keep quiet about those things, ...
1962; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 120 pages; Paperback
By George A. Martin
Foreword by Castle Freeman
"The author, George A. Martin, knows his subject, not only fence building but the farm and its requirements. He knows the stock: the unconfinable pig, the dexterous cow. He knows ...
1887; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 192 pages; Paperback
By Frank Holan
Foreword by Jerry Gibbs
The Fisherman's Companion has found its way into thousands of tackleboxes across North America and this new improved edition is even better. Read it before you leave home, and keep ...
1999; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 4.50"x 8.50"; 160 pages; Paperback
By Vrest Orton
Since its original publication in 1969 by Yankee, Inc.,Vrest Orton’s classic book on fireplace design has gone through numerous printings and has brought about a revival of the Rumford fireplace. ...
1969; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 6"x 9"; 64 pages; Paperback
By Richard M. Bacon
First published by Yankee Magazine in 1977, this book remains the authority on how old-time brick ovens were designed and used. The book explains the evolution of the brick oven ...
1977; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 6"x 9"; 64 pages; Paperback
Confronting The Myths and Fixing Our Failing System
By Robert H. LeBow, MD and C. Rocky White, MD
Almost five years after the original publication of Dr. Lebow's authoritative dissection of America's health care system, the situation has in many ways deteriorated. More Americans lack any health insurance, ...
2007; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 6"x 9"; 304 pages; Paperback
Recapturing the Flavor of Early America
By Suzanne Goldenson and Doris Simpson
"Food cooked in the fireplace tastes better than food cooked in most conventional methods today," say the authors and this book shows how twenty-first century folks can enjoy hearth-cooked meals ...
2005; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 6"x 9"; 192 pages; Paperback
By David Tresemer, with an Addendum by Peter Vido
In the last few years, interest in the scythe has grown remarkably; and so have the sales of The Scythe Book. Now Peter Vido, who has written two outstanding articles ...
2001; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 160 pages; Paperback;
Three Hundred Years of a Maryland Plantation
By David G. Brown
The story of Sotterley plantation in St. Mary's County began shortly after the founding of Maryland and continued over three centuries that saw it rise from humble beginnings, prosper in ...
2010; Chesapeake Book Company; 6"x 9"; 116 pages; Paperback
By Euell Gibbons
Euell Gibbons tells how to find marvelous food in every coastal area of North America.This book contains numerous drawings for identification and abounds in recipes and cooking tips from chowders ...
1964; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 332 pages; Paperback
By Euell Gibbons
Here Euell Gibbons shows the reader how to enjoy the culinary and medicinal virtues of herbs and wild plants. Drawn from the author’s wide knowledge of plants as well as ...
1966; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 301 pages; Paperback
By Euell Gibbons
Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of “living off the land.” He sought out ...
1962; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 303 pages; Paperback
By Stewart Elliott and Eugenie Wallas
After many years, and 9 printings, Housesmiths Press has licensed the rights to this classic resource, first published in 1977, to Alan C. Hood & Co. This book is a ...
1977; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 8.50"x 11"; 169 pages; Paperback
By Rebecca Benson Haskell
Illustrated by Elizabeth Durham Goodhue
Santa Claus is real.
His name comes from the Dutch colloquial Sinterklaas, a short way of saying Sint Nicolaas. This charming book, ideal for under the Christmas tree, is ...
2006; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.5"x 8.5"; 32 pages; Hardcover
By Dick Stewart
This essential reference for fly tyers has sold 350,000 copies since original publication in 1979, including sales of the second edition, issued in 1994. This reprint of the second edition ...
1994; ; 8.50"x 11"; 56 pages; Paperback
Girlhood Embroidery from the District of Columbia
By Gloria Seaman Allen
Gloria Seaman Allen applies her formidable research and narrative skills to the fledgling District of Columbia, bringing to light heretofore unknown details and full-color images for nearly 130 samplers and ...
2012; Chesapeake Book Company; Clothbound, 8 1/2" X 11"
Practical Ways of Heating with Wood
By Dirk Thomas
With fuel prices still going higher, more people than ever are looking at alternative ways to stay warm. This third edition of Dirk Thomas's popular and authoritative guide adds a ...
2006; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 6"x 9"; 176 pages Paperback
A Biographical Novel
By Curtis Bill Pepper
This compelling novel takes the reader into the tumultuous period of the Renaissance and the origins of Leonardo da Vinci, the bastard child of a notary. Of da Vinci, the ...
2012; Alan C. Hood & Co., Inc.; Hardcover; 6 1/8" X 9 1/4"; 584 pages
Drawings by Robert L. Dickinson, 1917-1918
By Gail Dickerson Spilsbury
New York physician Robert L. Dickinson, a lover of nature and a prolific artist, served with the War Department in Washington during World War I and while there explored both ...
2011; Chesapeake Book Company; 9 1/2 x 10 1/2; 196 pages, 38 full-color and 46 black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and diagrams; 18" x 24" foldout map in back pocket; notes; bibliography; paperback (gatefold cover)
The "Winans" Steam Gun and the Civil War in Maryland
By John W. Lamb
In the spring of 1861, with secession in full flower and Baltimore occupied by General Benjamin “Beast” Butler’s nervous Union troops, reports emerged that southern sympathizers there possessed a terrible ...
2011; Chesapeake Book Company; 6" x 9"; 96 pages; paper; illustrations; notes; index;
A Year of Racing and Family and Steeplechasing
By Patrick Smithwick
Inspired by the Henry Taylor poem of the same name, Flying Change is the true story of a man changing strides and leaving the comforts and security of middle-age life ...
2012; Chesapeake Book Company; Hardcover