Brilliant beacons a history of the american lighthouse eric jay dolin on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers what moby dick is to whales brilliant beacons is to lighthouses a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject laurence bergreen. If dennis nobles lighthouses and keepers the us lighthouse service and its legacy was the best synthesis of us lighthouse history brilliant beacons is the closest weve come to a true monograph on the same subject in 422 pages dolin presents a moderately comprehensive history from colonial times to the present the first 132 pages cover the early era all the colonial lighthouses . Brilliant beacons is the best history of american lighthouses ever written jeremy dentremont a fascinating incidental history of the uswar and peace economic boom and bust technocratic muddles and political power plays all come under his scrutiny with illuminating fresnel worthy results. Brilliant beacons a history of the american lighthouse by eric jay dolin liveright an imprint of w w norton april 2016 for more visit ericjaydolincom. Brilliant beacons is an important written history of the american lighthouse lighthouses are symbolic beacons that represent safety humility determination and perseverance the stories featured throughout the book go from spine tingling rescues to heartbreaking tragedies
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