February 16, 2005
From British colony to business and industrial giant, new book chronicles Virginia's history
Author Lisa Antonelli Bacon will sign her book, “Virginia, A Commonwealth Comes of Age: An Illustrated History,” 3-5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Williamsburg Booksellers, located at Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center.
Bacon re-creates the life of Virginia’s distant and recent past, and gives a glimpse of its future. In “Virginia, A Commonwealth Comes of Age: An Illustrated History,” readers will:
Bacon is a free-lance writer living in Richmond, Va. While living in Los Angeles in 1981, she worked for Professional Writers Network, research and writing stories for foreign markets. After returning to her hometown of Richmond, she worked on the staffs of Virginia Business and Style Weekly. Her work appears frequently in the New York Times, as well as in national and international magazines, including Interior Design and on CNN Traveller.
Published by American Historical Press, “Virginia, A Commonwealth Comes of Age: An Illustrated History” retails for $34.95 and can be purchased at Williamsburg Booksellers.