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  • The Idea of America: How Values Shaped Our Republic and Hold the Key to Our Future

    The Idea of America: How Values Shaped Our Republic and Hold the Key to Our Future


    At the heart of America is a great debate. And at the heart of that debate are our shared values: law and ethics, freedom and equality, diversity and unity, common wealth and private wealth. The Idea of America: How Values Shaped Our Republic and Hold the Key to Our Future describes these values and shows how the tensions between them have shaped and continue to shape our history. Read more.

    Paperback,
    7" x 10",
    176 pages,
    92 illustrations,
    color throughout,
    $18.95 paperback, $9.95 e-book (April 2013)

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  • Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection At a Glance

    Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection At a Glance

    This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.

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    Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Smith Ivey

    Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time. The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.

    368 pages
    320 color illustrations,
    54 black and white illustrations
    Size 9.25" X 10.25",
    Hardcover,
    $75.00


  • George Washington's Rules To Live By

    George Washington's Rules To Live By

    When the father of our country was a boy, he copied by hand a list of rules on how to become a proper gentleman (or lady) by exhibiting good manners. The rules also covered hygiene, integrity, citizenship and more; and they shaped the way Washington thought and acted as a boy and a man.

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    K.M. Kostyal

    Here are 50 of those rules, along with fun "translations" and cartoons for
    kids today.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and George Washington's Mount Vernon served as research partners on the book.

    Illustrated by Fred Harper,
    50 color illustrations,
    128 pages,
    3" X 9.1",
    Hardcover,
    $14.99


  • Painters and Paintings in the Early American South

    Painters and Paintings in the Early American South

    This book gathers into one volume a large body of materials related to the paintings and the artists of the American South between 1564 and 1790.

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    Carolyn J. Weekley

    This book by the Juli Grainger Curator at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation gathers into one volume a large body of materials related to the paintings and the artists of the American South between 1564 and 1790. It includes not only portraits -- the predominant genre during much of the period -- but also seascapes, landscapes and pictures made by explorers and naturalists who came to the region. Although some of the material has appeared in older monographic studies of artists, new research has turned up important material in diaries, client letters, newspapers and other sources. The integration of new with older material provides the first comprehensive and cohesive view of the subject.

    Hardcover
    9-3/4" x 11-1/4" ,
    448 pages,
    339 color illustrations, 22 black and white illustrations,
    978-0-300-19076-2,
    $75.00


  • Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America

    Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America

    The transition from harpsichord to piano and the accompanying shift in taste between 1700 and 1830 was a musical revolution in revolutionary times.

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    John Watson

    The transition from harpsichord to piano and the accompanying shift in taste between 1700 and 1830 was a musical revolution in revolutionary times. So, also, was the transition from London's monopoly on the manufacture of instruments to a burgeoning American industry.Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America 1700-1830 explores furniture design, regional and political influences, market and demographic shifts, manufacturing technologies, and the competition among makers and merchants during the colonial and federal eras.

    Hardcover
    8"x10-1/2" ,
    144 pages,
    ISBN:978-0-8108-8485-4,
    $30.00


  • America: The Pocket Guide

    America: The Pocket Guide

    This tiny guide introduces you to a very big idea: The Idea of America.

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    This tiny guide introduces you to a very big idea: The Idea of America.

    No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you believe, you are American if you believe in the idea of America.

    At the heart of America is a great debate. At the heart of that debate are our shared, democratic values: law and ethics, freedom and equality, diversity and unity, common wealth and private wealth.

    America: The Pocket Guide
    describes these values and shows how the tensions between them have shaped and continue to shape our history. It is essential reading for every citizen.

    Paperback,
    4" x 6-1/4",
    40 pages,
    4-color throughout,
    $1.95


  • James Wilson: An Introduction to His Life and Work

    James Wilson: An Introduction to His Life and Work

    James Wilson is one of the lesser known founders, undeservedly so.

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    Introduced and Selected by Maynard Garrison

    James Wilson is one of the lesser known founders, undeservedly so. He was one of only six persons to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Even more importantly, his ideas helped shape both documents and stressed the duty of citizens to participate responsibly in the process of government.

    This book provides an introduction to Wilson's life and work, with excerpts from his 1774 Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament and the full texts of his 1787 State House Yard speech and 1788 oration delivered on the Fourth of July.

    Paperback
    6" x 9" "
    64 pages
    4 color illustrations

    ISBN: 978-0-87935-247-9
    $8.95


  • Death By Petticoat

    Death By Petticoat

    In Death by Petticoat, Mary Theobald debunks 63 myths of American history.

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    Mary Miley Theobald

    Each day, at museums and historic sites across America, stories are told that stick in our memory. Some are true; the phrase "mad as a hatter," for example, came about because hatmakers were driven mad (or more accurately, poisoned) by mercury they used.

    But a great many of these stories—for example, that many colonial women died from burns when their long petticoats caught fire and that this was the second most common cause of death, after childbirth—are myths. In Death by Petticoat, Mary Theobald debunks 63 myths of American history. Theobald's true stories are every bit as entertaining as the myths themselves.

    Paperback
    5-1/2 " x8-1/2"
    144 pages
    50 color illustrations, 13 black and white illustrations

    ISBN: 978-1-4494-1853-3
    $12.99


  • Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.

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    Wesley Greene, photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi

    In 18th-century gardens, the broccoli was purple and cucumbers grew to 3 feet long. Lime water controlled aphids, and a simple tile trapped slugs in the lettuce beds. And melon seeds were improved by walking about with them in your pockets. In Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way, historic gardener Wesley Greene shares history and folklore along with practical advice on growing vegetables herbs, garden tools, and cultivation techniques. This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.

    "Thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and written to inform and entertain." - J. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    Hardcover with jacket
    8-1/4" x 10-1/2"
    256 pages
    more than 300 color photographs

    ISBN: 978-1-60961-162-0
    $30.00


  • The Art-full Tree: Ornaments to Make Inspired by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    The Art-full Tree: Ornaments to Make Inspired by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Ornaments inspired by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum collection

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    Jan Gilliam and Christina Westenberger

    Based on art from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum's collection, each of the 33 projects in this book features an image of the original work and information about the art and artist along with step by step instructions to guide the reader through the process of creating the ornaments. Read more

    Paperback
    9" x 9-1/4"
    144 pages
    274 color photos
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-249-3
    $16.95


  • Christmas in Williamsburg

    Christmas in Williamsburg

    View the Christmas holiday's evolution in America.

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    K.M. Kostyal

    Jointly published by Colonial Williamsburg and National Geographic, Christmas in Williamsburg takes the history of Christmas in Williamsburg as a lens through to view the holiday's evolution in America. Read more

    Hardcover with jacket
    7-1/2 " x 11-1/4"
    64 pages
    ISBN: 978-1-4263-0867-3
    $17.95


  • Colonial Williamsburg: A Pocket Guide

    Colonial Williamsburg: A Pocket Guide

    Pocket-size guide to Colonial Williamsburg

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    Everything you need to tour the world's largest living history museum is now in a handy guide that fits, literally, in your pocket. This no-nonsense guide includes essential information on: History, Revolutionary City, public buildings and homes, taverns and coffeehouse, historic trades, art museums, gardens, rare breeds, fifes and drums, highlights for first-time guests and for families, special events, nightlife, shopping, golf and spa and restaurants and hotels.

    Paperback
    4" x 7-1/2"
    96 pages
    117 color photos
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-248-6
    $6.95


  • Williamsburg's Joseph Prentis: His Monthly Kalender & Garden Book

    Williamsburg's Joseph Prentis: His Monthly Kalender & Garden Book

    Joseph Prentis, an 18th-century Williamsburg attorney, kept a personal garden book and calendar.

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    In the eighteenth century as today, Williamsburg was known for its fine gardens. Among the town's most enthusiastic gardeners was Joseph Prentis, an attorney who kept a personal garden book and calendar. This volume includes the full text of Prentis' work, along with an introduction by Colonial Williamsburg landscape supervisor Rollin Woolley.

    Prentis' records and instructions are a valuable resource for gardeners, historians, garden historians, and others interested in the vegetables, flowers, trees, and shrubs of the late eighteenth century and the cultural techniques of the times.

    Paperback
    5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
    72 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-250-9
    $12.95


  • America's Beginnings

    America's Beginnings

    From the Lost Colony to the Bill of Rights, here are fifty dramatic events that shaped our nation's character.

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    By Tony Williams

    From the Lost Colony to the Bill of Rights, here are fifty dramatic events that shaped our nation's character.
    "Tony Williams has produced a succinct, entertaining, and informative book . . . Easily accessible to young readers as well as experts, Williams bolsters his narrative with spicy quotations and important facts, never losing the big picture that America was . . . and is . . . exceptional."
    - Larry Schweikart
    Coauthor of A Patriot's History of the United States
    Hardcover
    5-3/4" x 8-3/4"
    210 pages
    ISBN: 978-1-4422-0487-4
    $16.95


  • The Old Plantation: The Artist Revealed

    The Old Plantation: The Artist Revealed

    A centerpiece of Colonial Williamsburg's folk art collection since the 1930's, The Old Plantation has long intrigued art enthusiasts, historians, and the general public.

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    By Susan P. Shames

    A centerpiece of Colonial Williamsburg's folk art collection since the 1930's, The Old Plantation has long intrigued art enthusiasts, historians, and the general public. This eighteenth-century watercolor, which has been widely reproduced in textbooks and scholarly publications, has been a valuable tool for those studying slave life, music, dance, and society, as well as those interested in the genesis of folk art in America. Though extensively analyzed and interpreted, The Old Plantation has remained a mystery.

    Until Now...
    This fascinating publication unlocks one of the great mysteries of American decorative arts, revealing not only the career of the painter, but the lives of the unnamed slaves in the images as well.

    Unravels the mystery of who painted The Old Plantation
    11" x 8 1/2"
    80 pages
    Hardcover with color photos
    $24.95


  • Hogsheads to Blockheads: The Kids' Guide to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area

    Hogsheads to Blockheads: The Kids' Guide to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area

    Written just for kids, this book will tell you how to have the most fun in the coolest place from the eighteenth century, Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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    Text by Barry Varela Illustrations by Bentley Boyd

    Written just for kids, this book will tell you how to have the most fun in the coolest place from the eighteenth century, Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Discover who was the first father of his country (Hint: It wasn't Washington) and how to stomp in the clay to help make bricks the colonial way (Warning: It's mushy). Find out about colonial games like rolling hoops and ninepins, about the cells that held the crew of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, about rare breeds of farm animals, about fifes and drums.

    What are hogsheads and blockheads? A hogshead is a type of barrel that was used to ship tobacco, the main cash crop in Virginia. A blockhead is a piece of wood carved to the size and shape of a customer's head and used by a wigmaker to ensure a perfect fit.

    Paperback
    7 " x 9"
    64 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-245-5
    $6.95


  • 1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg

    1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg

    With the latest thinking from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's historians and scholars and with meticulously reenacted photographs, the full tapestry of history begins to be revealed—giving us a new look at the American Revolution.

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    By K. M. Kostyal

    With The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and National Geographic

    As 1776 approaches, Williamsburg is about to be a city at war. A safe distance away in Richmond, Patrick Henry is thundering, "Give me liberty or give me death!" The royal governor has fled his palace in Williamsburg. By the New Year, the city is an armed camp. Big moments.

    But think of these moments too—a milliner packing up her shop because she can't import goods to sell. An enslaved mother and daughter bedding down for the night in a cold attic and deciding whether to flee to find their own freedom.

    It takes all these moments to make up the fabric of history. With the latest thinking from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's historians and scholars and with meticulously reenacted photographs, the full tapestry begins to be revealed—giving us a new look at the American Revolution.

    Hardcover with jacket
    8 1/2" x 11"
    48 pages with 46 color images
    Reading level: Ages 9 - 12
    ISBN: 978-1-4263-0517-7
    $17.95


  • Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America

    Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America

    In the first comprehensive book on the topic, Colonial Williamsburg curators Janine E. Skerry and Suzanne Findlen Hood chronicle the traditions of stoneware imported from England and Germany as well as the work of American potters.

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    By Janine E. Skerry and Suzanne Findlen Hood

    "A must-have volume for all ceramic enthusiasts, Salt-glazed Stoneware in Early America is a long-overdue tribute to the often-neglected but indispensable role that stoneware played in the American context." - Robert Hunter, editor, Ceramics in America

    Stoneware was ubiquitous in colonial and early American homes. In the first comprehensive book on the topic, Colonial Williamsburg curators Janine E. Skerry and Suzanne Findlen Hood chronicle the traditions of stoneware imported from England and Germany as well as the work of American potters.

    Drawing on archaeological and documentary sources and featuring objects from Colonial Williamsburg's holdings as well as public and private collections, the book provides an invaluable overview of the goods found in early America. It is an essential reference for archaeologists, curators, and collectors.

    Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages
    9" x 11-1/4"
    303 color images
    ISBN: 978-1-58465-820-7
    $75.00


  • M. De Garsault's 1767 Art of The Shoemaker

    M. De Garsault's 1767 Art of The Shoemaker

    D.A. Saguto, master boot- and shoemaker for Colonial Williamsburg, presents an English translation the key text from the period: M. De Garsault's Art du cordonnier.

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    An Annotated Translation by D.A. Saguto

    "No work about shoemaking and footwear is more significant than Art of the Shoemaker: An Annotated Translation. . . . This book is a fascinating look into the lives and production of eighteenth-century shoemakers and their trade's prominent place in western civilization." - Edward Maeder, Curator of Textiles, Historic Deerfield

    Despite the universal importance of shoes to mankind, there has been surprisingly little scholarship on eighteenth-century shoemaking. Now D.A. Saguto, master boot- and shoemaker for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the nation's leading researcher on early shoes and shoemaking, presents an English translation the key text from the period: M. De Garsault's Art du cordonnier.

    In addition to the translation of Garsault's text, the book includes Saguto's extensive notes, comments from eighteenth-century sources, a facsimile of the French text, and translations of other eighteenth-century writings about shoemaking.

    Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages
    9" x 11-1/4"
    83 color and 8 black and white photos, 325 line drawings
    ISBN: 978-0-89672-650-5
    $65.00


  • Revolutionary City

    Revolutionary City

    Colonial Williamsburg's popular street theater program is now a colorful comic book!

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    Bentley Boyd

    Colonial Williamsburg's popular street theater program is now a colorful comic book!

    The book will keep young readers turning the pages. Better yet, they'll get to choose what page they turn to next. Like the people of Williamsburg before and during the Revolution, readers must decide, for example, whether they are a patriot or loyalist or whether fleeing slavery is worth the risks. What choice you make determines what page you go to next.

    The book brings alive scenes and characters from the program, from the American general George Washington to the traitor Benedict Arnold. And it introduces a blues-singing, wise-cracking animal character, John Lee Otter, sure to appeal to kids.

    Writer and illustrator Bentley Boyd is best known for his educational cartoons for the Newport News Daily Press.

    Paperback, 24 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-1-933122-37-3
    $6.95


  • Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.

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    By Lawrence D. Griffith

    Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.

    Drawing on years of archival research and field trials in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens, Lawrence Griffith documents fifty-six species of flowers and herbs and provides details on how they were cultivated and used. For each plant, an elegant period hand-colored engraving, watercolor, or woodcut is presented along with glorious new photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi.

    This book is a dazzling treat for armchair gardeners. It is also an invaluable companion for twenty-first-century gardeners who will appreciate the advice of a master gardener on how to plan, choose appropriate species for, and maintain a beautiful, historic flower and herb garden.

    Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages
    9-1/4 x 10-1/2
    265 color
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-238-7
    ISBN-10: 0-87935-238-8
    $45.00


  • Red Thunder

    Red Thunder

    Inspired by the true story of James Lafayette, a slave-turned-spy, John Hunter's novel follows the adventures of the young Nate Chandler, James, and Nate's huge dog.

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    By John P. Hunter

    At Yorktown, American and French troops under General George Washington defeated the powerful British Army. It was a place where cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red. Yet it was also a place of whispered conspiracies, secret missions, and narrow escapes every bit as dangerous as the thrust of a bayonet.

    Inspired by the true story of James Lafayette, a slave-turned-spy, John Hunter's novel follows the adventures of the young Nate Chandler, James, and Nate's huge dog. Using their wits, the three help the Americans win the battle of Yorktown and secure the nation's independence.

    Ages 9-14.
    5-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches.
    240 pages.
    Paperback. $6.95.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-231-8.
    ISBN-10: 0-87935-231-0


  • Down on the Farm:  A Sticker Adventure with Prince

    Down on the Farm: A Sticker Adventure with Prince

    A companion to the popular exhibition at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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    By Jan Gilliam and Christina Westenberger
    Illustrations by Kathleen Tobin

    A companion to the popular exhibition at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Down on the Farm follows the adventures of Prince, a dog who explores the countryside and along the way meets various friends who, like Prince himself, are based on works of art at the museum. Rooster weather vanes roost on walls, toy sheep graze, and duck decoys swim in the pages of this book. Kids will enjoy not only the story and the pictures but also 34 colorful stickers, all based on art at the museum.

    Paperback, 40 pages plus four pages of stickers
    7-1/8 x 8-1/2
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-237-0
    SKU: 43362
    $12.95


  • We Hold These Truths . . . And Other Words That Made America

    We Hold These Truths . . . And Other Words That Made America

    "An entertaining and educational romp through Revolutionary history."

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    By Paul Aron

    An entertaining and educational romp through Revolutionary history. Paul Aron uses words and phrases as starting points for the telling of dozens of interesting and delightful stories, and in the process he creates a colorful tapestry of life in the Founding era of America. Gordon Wood, author of Revolutionary Characters and The American Revolution

    In We Hold These Truths . . ., you'll discover:
    Why Patrick Henry may never have said "If this be treason, make the most of it" and Paul Revere never said "the British are coming"
    Where Benjamin Franklin found his "Poor Richard" proverbs and Thomas Jefferson his "self-evident" truths
    Who changed the Preamble of the Constitution from "We the States" to "We the People"
    How James Otis's declaration that "taxation without representation is tyranny" led to his going insane
    How George Washington's "I can't tell a lie" spread throughout the land


    Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7425-6272-1
    ISBN-10: 0-7425-6272-7
    $18.95

    Co-published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Rowman and Littlefield Publishers


  • A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

    A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

    A new book for children, featuring characters based on Colonial Williamsburg's beloved dolls - Margaret the Milliner, Garrick the Gardener, Ben the Blacksmith, and the popular horses, Lancer and Mary.

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    By Susan Lubner
    Illustrated by Margie Moore

    A new book for children, featuring characters based on Colonial Williamsburg's beloved dolls - Margaret the Milliner, Garrick the Gardener, Ben the Blacksmith, and the popular horses, Lancer and Mary.

    When Garrick's horse starts acting sad, the entire town of Williamsburg tries to lift his spirits. Margaret sews a counterpane for his back, and checks the horseshoes to make sure they're not too tight. Nothing soothes Lancer - until he finds his friend Mary. Young readers will themselves find new friends in this book while also taking a tour of the Historic Area.

    inside pageSusan Lubner is the coauthor of Noises at Night, which was featured on The Today Show, and the author of Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair. Margie Moore illustrated Bartholomew's Blessing, Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear, and Colors of Spring. School Library Journal called her work "splendid."

    10" x 8", 32 pages, full-color
    Hardcover with jacket
    ISBN: 978-0-8109-9490-4
    $16.95

    Co-published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Abrams Books for Young Readers

    Available in Colonial Williamsburg bookstores and online at www.williamsburgmarketplace.com.


  • Witches and Ghosts, Pirates and Thieves, Murder and Mayhem

    Witches and Ghosts, Pirates and Thieves, Murder and Mayhem

    Based on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs, "Cry Witch" and "Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts," here are scary stories from the 18th century.

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    Based on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs, "Cry Witch" and "Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts," here are scary stories from the 18th century.

    Here are the stories of a farmer whose hitchhiker turns out to be a deadly spirit; of a young woman buried alive; of a finger detached from its body but still able to point to that person's murderer; of a man and woman whose love outlasted their lives, of a groom whose brides never survived the wedding night; of a ship and its crew forever frozen in an icy hell.

    Here are the stories that amused and frightened Virginians more than two hundred years ago. Read them - if you dare!

    5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches. 160 pages. Paperback. $9.95. ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-236-3


  • JAMESTOWN - WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN The Official Guide to America's Historic Triangle

    JAMESTOWN - WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN The Official Guide to America's Historic Triangle

    Just in time for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has published a comprehensive guide to the "Historic Triangle."

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    Just in time for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has published a comprehensive guide to the "Historic Triangle."

    It was in 1607 at Jamestown that John Smith and his fellow Englishmen established their first permanent settlement in North America. It was here that Smith met Pocahontas, that the first representative assembly in the New World convened, and that African slaves arrived. It was in Williamsburg that men like George Washington, Patrick Henry, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson conceived a new nation. And it was at Yorktown that French and American troops under Washington's command forced the British surrender and won the nation's independence.


  • 1607 Jamestown and the New World

    1607 Jamestown and the New World

    1607: Jamestown and the New World, tells the stories of the Indians who lived here before the English arrived, of the settlers who crossed the ocean, and of what happened when Old and New Worlds met.

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    Compiled by Dennis Montgomery
    Foreword by Paul C. Nagel

    The first permanent English settlement in North America was established at Jamestown, Virginia - thirteen years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. 1607: Jamestown and the New World, tells the stories of the Indians who lived here before the English arrived, of the settlers who crossed the ocean, and of what happened when Old and New Worlds met.

    Drawn from the pages of the popular history magazine Colonial Williamsburg and gathered to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the settlement, the stories in 1607: Jamestown and the New World are written by prominent historians and journalists and lavishly illustrated with period illustrations and dramatically reconstructed scenes.


  • The Revolution in Virginia: 1775-1783

    The Revolution in Virginia: 1775-1783

    Guests excited about their Revolutionary City experience can delve further into the subject. Originally published in 1988, John E. Selby's The Revolution in Viriginia is now offered in paperback.

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    John E. Selby

    Guests excited about their Revolutionary City experience can delve further into the subject. Originally published in 1988, John E. Selby's The Revolution in Viriginia is now offered in paperback.

    The hardcover edition of the book received superb reviews both from scholarly journals and popular newspapers. William and Mary Quarterly wrote, "The Revolution in Virginia . . . merits the careful attention of all students of the American Revolution." The Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote that "Selby is a historian and scholar, but he finds the humanity in the story."

    Selby was William E. Pullen Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. He died in 2001.

    The paperback edition includes a new foreword by Donald Higginbotham, Dowd Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Higginbotham writes, "This well-researched, readable volume should attract a new generation of both historians and general readers."

    456 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-233-2, ISBB-10: 0-87935-233-8 $19.95 paperback


  • Something from the Cellar    More of This & That

    Something from the Cellar More of This & That

    Ivor Noël Hume ventures beyond Williamsburg to Jamestown in Virginia, the Fortress of Louisbourg in Canada, Pilmoth Plantation in Massachusetts, and beyond. He tells the stories of commonly excavated objects, such as wine bottles, chamber pots, and tobacco pipes, as well as the discovery of mastodon bones in Ohio and the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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    Ivor Noël Hume

    In Something from the Cellar, an eclectic collection from the pages of Colonial Williamsburg, the popular history journal, Ivor Noël Hume ventures beyond Williamsburg to Jamestown in Virginia, the Fortress of Louisbourg in Canada, Pilmoth Plantation in Massachusetts, and beyond. He tells the stories of commonly excavated objects, such as wine bottles, chamber pots, and tobacco pipes, as well as the discovery of mastodon bones in Ohio and the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Noël Hume, James Michener once wrote, "is one of the world's most elegant speakers and writers on archeology. His record of successful work in this field is brilliant and America is fortunate that he has spent so much time digging up pure historical record."

    8 1/4 X 11 inches
    172 Pages
    145 color illustrations
    Paperback
    March 2006
    ISBN - 13: 978-0-87935-229-5
    ISBN - 10: 0-87935-229-9
    $17.95


  • Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future  Colonial Williamsburg's Animals

    Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future Colonial Williamsburg's Animals

    The lavishly illustrated book covers an eclectic array of livestock and pets, including those in the Rare Breeds program.

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    By John P. Hunter
    Photography by David M. Doody
    Additional photography by: Tom Green, Barbara Lombardi, Kelly Milhalcoe, and Lael White

    This book provides a link to our colonial past, when animals were a vital part of everyday life. The lavishly illustrated book covers an eclectic array of livestock and pets, including those in the Rare Breeds program designed to preserve and showcase animals similar to those that lived in the colonial era. Link to the Past demonstrates the integral role of animals as they provided labor, transportation, recreation, and companionship.

    8 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches
    104 pages
    190 color illustrations
    Hardcover
    March 2006
    ISBN-13:978-0-87935-193-9
    ISBN-10:0-87935-193-4
    $14.95


  • From a Colonial Garden

    From a Colonial Garden

    The sequel to the original Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg, our new From A Colonial Garden has wonderful new suggestions for dessert parties, company dinners, and even commemorating tulipmania!

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    by Susan Hight Rountree

    The sequel to the original Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg, our new From A Colonial Garden has wonderful new suggestions for dessert parties, company dinners, and even commemorating tulipmania! Find exciting decorating and cooking ideas (and clear step-by-step guidance) for all kinds of events, lavishly illustrated. Hardbound, 224 pages. 287 color photos .


  • D Is for Drums

    D Is for Drums

    Shoes and soldiers, toys and tailors, undergarments and unicorns—this alphabetical tour of colonial times is full of surprises. Dozens of interesting and unexpected objects, animals, buildings, and people appear on these pages.

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    By Kay Chorao

    Shoes and soldiers, toys and tailors, undergarments and unicorns—this alphabetical tour of colonial times is full of surprises. Dozens of interesting and unexpected objects, animals, buildings, and people appear on these pages.

    Young children will learn more than just the alphabet as they step into Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and learn that A is for apothecary, C is for clocked stockings, F is for frock coat, and S is for soldier. While pouring over the illustrations, children can keep an eye out for their tour guides, a group of colonial Hotch Potch men who twist and bend themselves into each letter shape and peek out of each colorful scene. Highly praised illustrator Kay Chorao's charmingly detailed and authentic pictures of the alphabet and colonial life bring a fascinating time to life for the youngest history lovers.

    Free with the book... illustrated alphabet poster with reproducible activities on back.

    31 pages of full-color illustrations
    Hardbound 9" X 12"
    Publication date: Summer 2004
    ISBN: 0—87935-197-7
    $16.95


  • Holiday Fare

    Holiday Fare

    Chef John Gonzales serves up fun fare for the holidays. Featuring more than sixty genuinely American recipes, Holiday Fare combines the history and local flavors of Colonial Williamsburg's famed Christmastide festivities to create a holiday culinary guide.

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    By John R. Gonzales

    Chef John Gonzales serves up fun fare for the holidays. Featuring more than sixty genuinely American recipes, Holiday Fare combines the history and local flavors of Colonial Williamsburg's famed Christmastide festivities to create a holiday culinary guide. Gonzales gathers together the vast array of ingredients special to the tidewater region—from crabmeat to Surry sausage—as the basis for his many tasty dishes inspired by early American cooking.

    Holiday Fare offers favorites such as Peanut Soup with Cranberry Sauce and Lardoons, Roasted Brined Turkey with Pan-Drop Gravy, Black-Eyed Peas with Grilled Red Onion Pickle, and Buttery Rum Pumpkin Pie.

    Colonial Williamsburg photographer Tom Green's stunning images of the mouthwatering recipes is a feast for the eyes. The easy-to-read ingredient lists and clear step-by-step instructions will make this cookbook an asset in every holiday kitchen.

    136 pages; 56 pages of full-color photographs
    Hardbound 9" X 9"
    Publication date: Fall 2004
    ISBN: 0-87935-196-9
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  • Musick of the Fifes and Drums Medleys

    Musick of the Fifes and Drums Medleys

    Four medleys containing eighteen pieces scored for both fifes and drums compiled and arranged by the staff members of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg.

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    By John C. Moon

    Four medleys containing eighteen pieces scored for both fifes and drums have been compiled and arranged by the staff members of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. Volume 3. 23 pp., 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 1980 CW No. 1891 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-050-4 $7.50


  • Musick of the Fifes and Drums Slow Marches

    Musick of the Fifes and Drums Slow Marches

    Twelve slow marches scored for both fifes and drums.

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    By John C. Moon

    Featured are twelve slow marches scored for both fifes and drums. The music was arranged by the staff members of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. Volume 2. 24 pp., 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 1977; 7th printing 2002 CW No. 1438 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-046-6 $7.50


  • Musick of the Fifes and Drums Quick Marches

    Musick of the Fifes and Drums Quick Marches

    Twelve quick marches in this collection scored for fifes and snare and bass drums.

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    By John C. Moon

    The twelve quick marches in this collection have been scored for fifes and snare and bass drums. The music was arranged by the staff members of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. Volume 1. 24 pp., 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 1976; 9th printing 2001 CW No. 1446 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-031-8 $7.50


  • Colonial Keyboard Tunes: Set for Piano or Harpsichord

    Colonial Keyboard Tunes: Set for Piano or Harpsichord

    Ten eighteenth-century tunes suitable for playing on a keyboard instrument.

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    By J. S. Darling

    Ten eighteenth-century tunes that our ancestors played, sang, or danced to are featured in this publication. They are suitable for playing on a keyboard instrument. 24 pp., 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 1980; 9th printing 2001 CW No. 1917 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-055-5 $4.95


  • A Little Keyboard Book: Eight Tunes of Colonial Virginia Set for Piano or Harpsichord

    A Little Keyboard Book: Eight Tunes of Colonial Virginia Set for Piano or Harpsichord

    Sprightly pieces arranged in eighteenth-century style for keyboard instruments - harpsichord, piano, or chamber organ.

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    By J. S. Darling

    These sprightly pieces have been arranged in eighteenth-century style for keyboard instruments - harpsichord, piano, or chamber organ. Of particular interest is the "Minuet" of Peter Pelham, the only song known to have been written by the first organist of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. 16 pp., 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 1972; 13th printing 2001 CW No. 1479 Softbound ISBN 0-910412-93-6 $4.95


  • A Rollick of Recorders or Other Instruments: Thirteen Popular Colonial Tunes Set for Trio

    A Rollick of Recorders or Other Instruments: Thirteen Popular Colonial Tunes Set for Trio

    Collection of pieces arranged for the recorder, known in the eighteenth century as the English, or common, flute.

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    By Herbert Watson

    The pieces in this collection have been arranged for the recorder, an instrument that in the eighteenth century was known as the English or common flute. Included are thirteen tunes that our colonial forebears used for lighthearted music making. 16 pp., 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 1975; 10th printing 2002 CW No. 1396 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-029-6 $4.95


  • The Tin Whistle Tune Book: Thirty-Eight Tunes Appropriate for Tin Whistle, Fife, Flute, or Violin

    The Tin Whistle Tune Book: Thirty-Eight Tunes Appropriate for Tin Whistle, Fife, Flute, or Violin

    Tunes appropriate for playing on the tin whistle or penny whistle, fife, flute, or violin.

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    By William E. White

    The airs in this collection are appropriate for playing on the tin whistle or penny whistle, fife, flute, or violin. They are typical of those enjoyed during the last quarter of the eighteenth century. 27 pp., 8 9/16 x 6 1980; 15th printing 2001 CW No. 1909 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-051-2 $3.25


  • Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Series #10. Discoveries in Martin's Hundred

    Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Series #10. Discoveries in Martin's Hundred

    Photographs, maps, and drawings of artifacts uncovered from excavations on the site of Martin's Hundred.

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    By Ivor Noël Hume

    Excavations on the site of Martin's Hundred revealed the remains of one of English America's earliest settlements and a spectacular trove of artifacts. 64 pp., 49 black-and-white photographs, 5 maps, 2 drawings, 6 x 9 1983; rev. ed. 1987; 6th printing 2002 CW No. 2030 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-069-5 $5.95


  • Physick: The Professional Practice of Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1740-1775

    Physick: The Professional Practice of Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1740-1775

    The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained.

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    By Sharon Cotner, Kris Dippre, Robin Kipps, and Susan Pryor

    The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained. Topics include medical theory, education, treatments, surgery, and brief biographical sketches of several local practitioners. 56 pp., 23 color photographs, 5 black-and-white photographs, 9 line drawings, 8 x 10 2002 CW No. 276535 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-219-1 $6.95


  • Virginians at Home: Family Life in the Eighteenth Century

    Virginians at Home: Family Life in the Eighteenth Century

    A look at the complex society of eighteenth-century Virginia from the planters of the Tidewater to the Scotch-Irish and German farmers in the Shenandoah Valley.

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    By Edmund S. Morgan

    Morgan sketches the day-to-day life of colonial Virginians. From the planters of the Tidewater to the Scotch-Irish and German farmers in the Shenandoah Valley, he explores such matters as childhood, marriage, servants and slaves, homes, and holidays in the complex society of eighteenth-century Virginia. 101 pp., 20 black-and-white illustrations, 5 1/4 x 8 1952; 12th printing 2002 CW No. 2808 Hardbound ISBN 0-910412-52-9 $14.95


  • Quest for a Cure: The Public Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1773 - 1885

    Quest for a Cure: The Public Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1773 - 1885

    This highly readable account gives an overview of the attitudes toward and the methods of treating mental illness in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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    By Shomer S. Zwelling

    Erected in 1773, burned in 1885, and now reconstructed, the Public Hospital was the first public facility in colonial America built for the treatment of the mentally ill. This highly readable account gives an overview of the attitudes toward and the methods of treating mental illness in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 64 pp., 55 duotones, 7 1/4 x 10 1985; 8th printing 2001 CW No. 2105 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-110-1 $9.00


  • The Rise and Fall of the Powhatan Empire: Indians in Seventeenth-Century Virginia

    The Rise and Fall of the Powhatan Empire: Indians in Seventeenth-Century Virginia

    This book describes how the English vied with the Powhatan Indians to dominate the lands and resources in Tidewater Virginia.

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    By James Axtell

    This book describes how the English vied with the Powhatan Indians to dominate the lands and resources in Tidewater Virginia. The author depicts the native inhabitants and the newcomers as equal actors in a drama whose outcome was not a foregone conclusion. Softbound $24.95


  • Becoming Americans: Our Struggle to Be Both Free and Equal A Plan of Thematic Interpretation

    Becoming Americans: Our Struggle to Be Both Free and Equal A Plan of Thematic Interpretation

    Becoming Americans explains how diverse peoples, holding different and sometimes conflicting personal ambitions, evolved into a society that values both liberty and equality.

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    Edited by Cary Carson

    Becoming Americans explains how diverse peoples, holding different and sometimes conflicting personal ambitions, evolved into a society that values both liberty and equality. "Taking Possession," "Enslaving Virginia," "Buying Respectability," "Redefining Family," "Choosing Revolution," and "Freeing Religion" explore the history behind the challenges that divide American society and the forces that unite it. 206 pp., 78 color illustrations, 38 black-and-white illustrations, 8 x 10 1/2 1998; 3rd printing 2002 CW No. 517516 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-167-5 $24.95


  • The Coins of Colonial America:  World Trade Coins of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    The Coins of Colonial America: World Trade Coins of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    A look at an impressive collection of antique coins donated to the Foundation.

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    By Joseph R. Lasser, Gail G. Greve, William E. Pittman, and John A. Caramia, Jr.

    An impressive collection of antique coins donated to the Foundation is the focus of this book. Joseph Lasser contributed an overview about currency in colonial North America and sections on "Latin American Origins," "Coins Powered World Trade," "Coins in Colonial America," and "A Williamsburg Merchant Counts His Money." 47 pp., 4 color photographs, 30 black-and-white photographs, 6 drawings, 6 x 9 1997; 2nd printing, 2000 CW No. 566364 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-181-0 $9.95


  • Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America

    Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America

    Early tools provide clues to life in colonial America and an understanding of the handmade products we admire today.

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    By James M. Gaynor and Nancy L. Hagedorn

    Often very sophisticated, eighteenth-century tools performed the tasks at hand with amazing effectiveness and efficiency. This case study used early tools to investigate life in colonial America and understand the handmade products so admired today. 136 pp., 24 color illustrations, 136 black-and-white illustrations, 8 1/2 x 11 1994; 6th printing 2002 CW No. 334359 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-098-9 $19.95


  • Southern Furniture, 1680-1830:  The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

    Southern Furniture, 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

    The most up-to-date, comprehensive study of furniture made and used in the early South.

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    By Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown
    Winner, Charles F. Montgomery Award

    Southern Furniture is the first modern, broad-ranging study of furniture made and used in the early South. Going beyond earlier aesthetic and stylistic analyses, the authors provide the most recent information about the region's cabinetmaking traditions and ethnic and cultural diversity. One hundred eighty-three catalog entries discuss the utilitarian, aesthetic, and symbolic functions of each object. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers Colonial Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series 640 pp., 220 color photographs, 565 black-and-white illustrations, 3 maps, 26 line drawings, 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 1997; 2nd printing 1998 CW No. 521930 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-200-0 $75.00


  • What Clothes Reveal The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America:  The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

    What Clothes Reveal The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

    An examination of how Americans of all classes dressed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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    By Linda Baumgarten

    Drawing on the costumes and accessories in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, Linda Baumgarten examines how Americans of all classes dressed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Topics range from the work clothes of slaves to the elegant, high-style attire of the gentry. What people wore during significant life passages and the social contexts of such apparel are fully and engagingly discussed. The time line illustrates trends in fashion over three centuries. Published in association with Yale University Press Colonial Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series 278 pp., 355 color photographs, 36 black-and-white illustrations, 9 1/2 x 12 2002 CW No. 970202 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-216-7 $65.00


  • Duel in the Wilderness

    Duel in the Wilderness

    A novel that tells the true story of young Major George Washington's journey to deliver a message from the king of England to the French commanders in the Ohio wilderness.

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    By Karin Clafford Farley

    Young Major George Washington must deliver a message from the king of England to the French commanders in the Ohio wilderness. The mission will be dangerous. Washington has to travel through frontier lands where hostile Indians and French soldiers lurk. If he fails, England and France may go to war. This novel tells the true story of Washington's journey. 220 pp., 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 1995; 4th printing 2002 CW No. 361220 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-130-6 $6.95


  • Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Teenager Kelly Brennan is spending the summer in Williamsburg with Aunt Alma when odd occurrences - rustling noises in the night, a portrait that moves around, the scent of lilacs in the air - make Kelly think something strange is going on.

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    By Linda Wirkner

    Teenager Kelly Brennan is spending the summer in Williamsburg with Aunt Alma. Odd occurrences - rustling noises in the night, a portrait that moves around, the scent of lilacs in the air - make Kelly think something strange is going on. Kelly also uncovers another mystery: What happened to her ancestor Elizabeth Harris, whose family was helping the patriots during the American Revolution? 171 pp., 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 1994; 5th printing 2000 CW No. 310862 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-128-4 $4.50


  • Archaeology for Young Explorers:  Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg

    Archaeology for Young Explorers: Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg

    Young explorers can investigate Williamsburg's colonial capital along with the archaeologists.

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    By Patricia Samford and David Ribblett

    Young explorers can investigate Williamsburg's colonial capital along with the archaeologists. Kids will learn why artifacts end up in the ground, how archaeologists know where to dig, what they find when they excavate, what they do with those findings, and what they learn from their discoveries. 68 pp., 71 color photographs, 11 black-and-white photographs, 6 1/2 x 9 1995; 4th printing 1999 CW No. 388298 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-089-X $9.95


  • John's Story, 1775

    John's Story, 1775

    It is 1775 and tensions between England and the American colonies are high. Virginians disagree on whether to declare independence. John is torn between the two people he admires most -- his father and his older brother. Can they both be right?

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    It is 1775 and tensions between England and the American colonies are high. Virginians disagree on whether to declare independence. John's father hopes to find a peaceful solution while his older brother George thinks that Virginians need to fight for their rights. John is torn between the two people he admires most. Can they both be right? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 176 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/2 2001 CW No. 966358 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32688-2 $9.95


  • Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773

    When her father dies, nine-year-old Maria has to look after her three little brothers while her mother carries on her father's work — writing and publishing the "Virginia Gazette" newspaper.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    When Maria's father dies, her mother carries on his work—writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. Instead of working at the press, nine-year-old Maria she has to look after her three little brothers. Then the newspaper is criticized for its political reporting and the Rinds may lose the printing press. Can Maria find a way to help her family? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 176 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/4 2001 CW No. 882431 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32685-8 $9.95


  • Will's Story: 1771

    Will's Story: 1771

    Dilemma facing the son of the gaoler, as he suspects an imprisoned slave he has befriended is planning his escape.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Twelve-year-old Will Pelham's father is the Williamsburg gaoler. Will is afraid of some of the prisoners, but he sympathizes with Emmanuel, a runaway slave. Then Will begins to suspect that Emmanuel is planning to escape. Will wants to help his friend, but he has a responsibility to his father, too. What should he do? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 171 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/4 2001 CW No. 869438 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32682-3 $9.95


  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    Nancy's Story: 1765

    Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concerned that the regulations of the Stamp Act will cause her friend Tom to lose his job as an apprentice at her family's foundry.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concerned that the regulations of the Stamp Act will cause her friend Tom to lose his job as an apprentice at her family's foundry. Meanwhile, the illness of Nancy's critical and complaining stepmother, Elizabeth, may prevent the young girl from attending grandmother's Christmas ball. Will Nancy be able to accept Elizabeth as her new mother? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 177 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/2 2000 CW No. 868067 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32679-3 $9.95


  • Caesar's Story: 1759

    Caesar's Story: 1759

    The life of a slave doing backbreaking work in the fields dramatically changes when his new master, a childhood playmate, chooses Caesar to be his personal servant and live in the big house away from his family.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Caesar's life as a slave consists of long, hard hours of backbreaking work in the fields. Having his family around him makes everything bearable. Then the new master, Caesar's childhood playmate, chooses Caesar to be his personal servant and live in the big house, away from his family. Why do things have to change? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 170 pp., 13 photographs, one map, 5 x 7 1/2 2000 CW No. 820662 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32676-9 $9.95


  • Ann's Story: 1747

    Ann's Story: 1747

    Nine-year-old Ann McKenzie is learning how to knit, cook, manage a household, and behave like a proper young woman, but she really wants to assist her father, Dr. Kenneth McKenzie, with his patients and work in his apothecary!

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Nine-year-old Ann McKenzie is learning how to knit, cook, manage a household, and behave like a proper young woman. She would rather assist her father, Dr. Kenneth McKenzie, with his patients and work in his apothecary. Ann knows it's unheard of for a woman to be a doctor. But there must be some way for her to care for people as her father does. Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 152 pp., 13 photographs, one map, 5 x 7 1/4 2000 CW No. 820670 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32673-4 $9.95


  • Colonial Colors

    Colonial Colors

    A board book of eight colorful colonial objects which illustrate primary colors for very young children.

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    Eight colorful colonial objects—a black three-cornered hat, a red drum, a yellow lady's hat, a green cart, a white wig, a blue shoe, a brown saddle, and orange yarn—are depicted. Colonial Williamsburg Board Books are intended for children from six to twenty-four months old. They feature sturdy construction, childproof rounded corners, bright primary colors, and simple, easy-to-read type. 8 pp., 8 color illustrations, 6 x 6 1993; 3rd printing 2001 CW No. 318451 Board book ISBN 0-87935-094-6 $6.95


  • Animals at Colonial Williamsburg

    Animals at Colonial Williamsburg

    Baby and adult animals shown in realistic Historic Area settings in a sturdy and colorful board book for six to twenty-four months.

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    Baby and adult animals are shown in realistic Historic Area settings. Colonial Williamsburg Board Books are intended for children from six to twenty-four months old. They feature sturdy construction, childproof rounded corners, bright primary colors, and simple, easy-to-read type. 8 pp., 8 color illustrations, 6 x 6 1993; 3rd printing 2000 CW No. 318444 Board book ISBN 0-87935-092-X $6.95


  • The Colonial Williamsburg Coloring Book

    The Colonial Williamsburg Coloring Book

    Children of all ages will enjoy coloring or painting the thirty-four delightful drawings.

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    Illustrated by Vernon Wooten

    Children of all ages will enjoy coloring or painting the thirty-four delightful drawings that show scenes of Colonial Williamsburg—animals, tradespeople, historic buildings, and more. 36 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 1979; 7th printing 1998 CW No. 1594 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-052-0 $5.95


  • A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book:  Fun Activities for Young Visitors

    A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book: Fun Activities for Young Visitors

    Word searches, puzzles, mazes, coloring, and other fun activities introduce youngsters to Virginia's colonial capital.

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    By Pat Fortunato
    Illustrated by John Wallner

    Twenty-six word searches, crossword puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, and other fun activities introduce youngsters to Virginia's colonial capital. There is even a recipe for "Hurry-Up Gingerbread!" 48 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 1982; 10th printing 2001 CW No. 1974 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-062-8 $4.25


  • A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book:  Fun Things to do for Children 4 and Up

    A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book: Fun Things to do for Children 4 and Up

    Fun-filled book which takes young children on a journey into the past through puzzles, coloring, and matching objects.

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    By Jean Bethell and Susan Axtell
    Illustrated by Alexandra Wallner

    This fun-filled book takes young children on a journey into the past. Solving the harvest puzzle, coloring the colonial fair on Market Square, and matching objects will challenge their imaginations. 40 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 1984; 8th printing 2001 CW No. 2048 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-068-7 $4.95


  • The Folk Art Counting Book:  From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    The Folk Art Counting Book: From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Beginning readers can start at one whirligig and quickly count up to five weather vanes, ten jungle animals, and twenty eagles. The colorful images are from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 40 pp., 41 color illustrations, 10 x 8 1991; 2nd printing 1992 CW No. 241372 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-084-9 $9.95

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    Beginning readers can start at one whirligig and quickly count up to five weather vanes, ten jungle animals, and twenty eagles. The colorful images are from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 40 pp., 41 color illustrations, 10 x 8 1991; 2nd printing 1992 CW No. 241372 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-084-9 $9.95


  • A Colonial Williamsburg ABC

    A Colonial Williamsburg ABC

    Picture book which uses the alphabet to introduce children to eighteenth-century Williamsburg.

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    By Amy Zakrzewski Watson
    Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

    A picture book which uses the alphabet to introduce children to eighteenth-century Williamsburg. From A to Z, each charming illustration is based on an activity or an object associated with colonial life that can be seen in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area today. 28 pp., 8 5/8 x 10 1/4 1994; 3rd printing 2001 CW No. 334342 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-127-6 $9.95


  • The Mouse and the Mill and the Bottle Babies

    The Mouse and the Mill and the Bottle Babies

    Two charmingly illustrated read-aloud Colonial Williamsburg tales for young children.

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    By Alma S. Coon
    Illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

    Two charmingly illustrated read-aloud Colonial Williamsburg tales for young children are bound together in an upside down and backwards book. The Mouse and the Mill is a story about a little mouse living near Robertson's Windmill, while The Bottle Babies tells what happens to a sparrow family that nests in a colonial birdhouse. 44 pp., 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 1982; 13th printing 2000 CW No. 1966 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-061-X $6.95


  • Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat: A Fanciful Story of This and That

    Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat: A Fanciful Story of This and That

    Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat take children on a fun-filled adventure in this colorful alphabet storybook in verse.

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    By Alma S. Coon
    Illustrated by Gail Owens

    Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat take children on a fun-filled adventure in this colorful alphabet storybook in verse. The young heroes meet George Washington, who gives Ben his tricornered hat. But the hat is too big! Can Amy make it fit? 40 pp., 8 3/4 x 10 1/4 1990; 7th printing 2002 CW No. 219956 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-079-2 $9.25


  • If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days

    If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days

    Young readers learn about daily life in eighteenth-century Williamsburg.

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    By Barbara Brenner
    Illustrated by Jenny Williams

    Elementary readers learn about the everyday activities of people who lived in Williamsburg in the eighteenth century. Colorful illustrations show what they ate and wore, what their homes looked like, and how they earned a living. The text explains why colonial houses didn't have inside bathrooms, what it was like to be a slave, and who went to school. Published in association with Scholastic, Inc. 80 pp., 50 illustrations, 2 photographs, 2 maps, 9 x 7 1/2 2000 CW No. 85291 Softbound ISBN 0-590-92922-4 $5.99


  • Plants of Colonial Williamsburg: How to Identify 200 of Colonial America's Flowers, Herbs, and Trees

    Plants of Colonial Williamsburg: How to Identify 200 of Colonial America's Flowers, Herbs, and Trees

    Guide to plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs.

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    By Joan Parry Dutton
    Illustrated by Marion Ruff Sheehan

    This guide to the plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs. The historical background of each plant links it with the colonial period. Brief biographies of early plantsmen explain the roles they played in the history of horticulture. 193 pp., 191 color illustrations, 4 1/2 x 8 1979; 9th printing 2002 CW No. 1529 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-042-3 $12.95


  • Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens

    Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens

    Roger Foley's photographs capture the special beauty of Williamsburg in the springtime.

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    Photography by Roger Foley

    Roger Foley's photographs capture the special beauty of Williamsburg in the springtime. Admire the secluded flower-filled wilderness plot beside the Dr. Barraud House and the grandeur of stately tulips in the Governor's Palace gardens. Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens showcases the horticultural heritage of Virginia's colonial capital. 117 pp., 125 color photographs, 8 x 10 1996; 3rd printing 2001 CW No. 440685 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-160-8 $19.95


  • The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

    The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

    Stunning photography and detailed plans enable garden lovers to transplant eighteenth-century horticultural practices into their own gardens.

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    By M. Kent Brinkley and Gordon W. Chappell

    The authors present the history of gardening on twenty sites at Colonial Williamsburg, focusing on the eighteenth-century gardeners who planted them and the documentary and archaeological research that guided each garden's re-creation. Detailed plans and captivating photographs identify the plantings and show modern gardeners ways to enjoy the beauty of colonial gardens in their own yards. 168 pp., 152 color photographs, 3 black-and-white photographs, 9 x 12 1995; 4th printing 2002 CW No. 427807 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-158-6 $29.95


  • Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas: Step-by-Step Illustrated Instructions for Christmas Decorations That You Can Make for Your Home

    Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas: Step-by-Step Illustrated Instructions for Christmas Decorations That You Can Make for Your Home

    Directions for making forty-two beautiful decorations including an apple cone and an herb wreath. Step-by-step drawings and thirty-five color photographs show how to create each decoration at home.

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    By Libbey Hodges Oliver

    Colonial Williamsburg is famous for the wreaths and other exterior and interior decorations that adorn its houses, shops, and exhibition buildings at Yuletide. This how-to book contains directions for making forty-two beautiful decorations including an apple cone and an herb wreath. Step-by-step drawings and thirty-five color photographs show how to create each decoration at home. 80 pp., 35 color photographs, 249 how-to drawings, 9 x 12 1981 CW No. 1933 Softbound, 15th printing 2001 ISBN 0-87935-058-X $10.95


  • Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg

    Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg

    Delightful ideas and how-tos for creating traditional and contemporary Christmas decorations in your own home.

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    By Susan Hight Rountree
    Drawings by Elizabeth Hundley Babb
    Photography by David M. Doody and Tom Green

    Superb photography, descriptive text, and twenty-seven charming color drawings present ideas and how-tos for creating wreaths, cones, swags, roping, and other holiday decorations for mantels, stairways, windows, and tables. Fresh and dried plant materials are used separately or are combined in both traditional and more contemporary ways to help you create a Williamsburg Christmas in your home. 144 pp., 276 color photographs, 27 color drawings, color endleaves, 8 x 10 1991; 8th printing 2000 CW No. 241364 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-085-7 $19.95


  • Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg

    Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg

    Drawing on the heritage of Virginia hospitality, "Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg" contains a treasure trove of suggestions and how-tos for commemorating special occasions throughout the year.

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    By Susan Hight Rountree
    Illustrated by Betty Hundley Babb
    Photography by Tom Green

    Drawing on the heritage of Virginia hospitality, Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg contains a treasure trove of suggestions and how-tos for commemorating special occasions throughout the year. From a winter anniversary dinner to a spring wedding, a Fourth of July picnic to an autumn dried-wreath workshop, and a children's Christmas gingerbread party to a New Year's Day open house, this beautiful book provides a wealth of flower-arranging, decorating, handicraft, and cooking ideas for celebrating any event. 160 pp., 278 color photographs, 27 color drawings, 17 line drawings, color endleaves, 8 x 10 1993; 6th printing 2000 CW No. 309005 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-095-4 $19.95


  • Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bakery

    Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bakery

    Original recipes and the modern adapted versions are printed side-by-side in a collection of thirteen tasty treats.

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    Favorite baked goods for sale at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery have been developed from recipes in the rare eighteenth-century cookbooks. The original recipe and its modern adapted version are printed side-by-side. Included among the thirteen tasty treats are Gingerbread Cookies, Queen's Cake, Plum Tarts, and Pear Pie. 29 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 ½ 1984; 13th printing 1999 CW No. 2063 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-106-3 $4.07


  • The Williamsburg Art of Cookery

    The Williamsburg Art of Cookery

    Recipes that allow modern cooks to offer the same time-tested fare that pleased our ancestors.

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    By Helen Bullock

    These favorite recipes are known to have been used in Virginia households in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Williamsburg Art of Cookery allows modern cooks to offer the same time-tested fare that pleased our ancestors. 276 pp., 5 line drawings, 4 x 6 7/8 1938; 1966; 25th printing 2001 CW No. 2824 Hardbound ISBN 0-910412-30-8 $14.95


  • Favorite Meals from Williamsburg: A Menu Cookbook

    Favorite Meals from Williamsburg: A Menu Cookbook

    Thirty exciting menus composed of more than two hundred favorite recipes from the chefs in Colonial Williamsburg's taverns and restaurants.

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    Recipes compiled and adapted by Charlotte Turgeon and the staff of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    Donna C. Sheppard, General Editor
    Photographs by William K. Sladcik and John Hurt Whitehead
    Watercolors and line drawings by Vernon Wooten

    Favorite Meals from Williamsburg contains thirty exciting menus composed of more than two hundred favorite recipes from the chefs in Colonial Williamsburg's taverns and restaurants. Whether you want to reminisce about meals eaten here or serve a festive holiday dinner, this cookbook will help you create the dishes that Virginia is famous for in your own kitchen. 146 pp., 13 color photographs, 35 line drawings, 4 watercolors, 7 x 10 1982; 8th printing 2001 CW No. 1297 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-066-0 $16.95


  • The Williamsburg Cookbook

    The Williamsburg Cookbook

    193 traditional and contemporary recipes adapted for the home kitchen.

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    Recipes originally compiled and adapted by Letha Booth
    Updated and enlarged by the staff of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    Commentary by Joan Parry Dutton
    Original color photography by Taylor Biggs Lewis, Jr.
    Additional color photography by Bill Boxer
    Line drawings by Vernon Wooten

    Visitors return again and again for the delicious dishes served at Colonial Williamsburg's famed taverns and restaurants - Chowning's Tavern Brunswick Stew, Christiana Campbell's Spoon Bread, Shields Tavern Syllabubs. In this best-selling cookbook, 193 traditional and contemporary recipes have been compiled and adapted for the home kitchen. Commentary discusses the cooking and eating habits of our colonial ancestors and describes meals served to VIP visitors to Virginia's restored colonial capital. 174 pp., 11 color photographs, 52 line drawings, 7 x 10 1971; updated and enlarged 1975; 14th printing 2001 CW No. 2881 Hardbound ISBN 0-910412-91-X $16.95


  • The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook

    The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook

    Delicious recipes, beautiful photographs, and fascinating history show how dishes of the South based in the past can be prepared for contemporary palates.

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    Edited by Charles Pierce
    Recipes developed by John R. Gonzales
    Photographs by Tom Eckerle Photographs
    produced by John Martin Taylor

    Diners at Christiana Campbell's, Chowning's, the King's Arms, and Shields Taverns in Colonial Williamsburg sample foods that suggest the past but suit modern appetites. The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook, which combines great recipes, beautiful photographs, and fascinating history, enables contemporary cooks to prepare traditional and updated dishes of the South. Published in association with Clarkson Potter/Publishers 224 pp., 78 color photographs, 3 line drawings, 7 1/16 x 10 2001; 3rd printing 2002 CW No. 875682 Hardbound ISBN 0-609-60286-1 $19.95


  • Civil War Williamsburg

    Civil War Williamsburg

    Civil War Williamsburg recounts the tragic, comic, and sometimes mundane events that made up life in Confederate and then Union-occupied Williamsburg during the Civil War.

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    By Carson O. Hudson, Jr.

    Civil War Williamsburg recounts the tragic, comic, and sometimes mundane events that made up life in first Confederate and then Union-occupied Williamsburg during the Civil War. The writings of residents, soldiers, and refugees who experienced war and occupation firsthand are complemented by pictures from the time. Published in association with Stackpole Books 96 pp., 3 color illustrations, 28 duotones, 40 black-and-white illustrations, 4 maps, 7 x 9 ½ 1997 CW No. 574418 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-163-2 $10.95


  • Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler

    Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler

    Staff photographer David Doody's stunning color photographs capture Williamsburg's year-round beauty.

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    Photography by David M. Doody
    Text by Thad W. Tate

    Staff photographer David Doody's stunning color photographs capture Williamsburg's year-round beauty. The cycle of the seasons presents the glory of springtime blossoms and flowering trees, the agricultural tasks accomplished in the heat of a Tidewater summer, the heightened pace autumn brings, and the tranquility of soft, white wintertime snows. 90 pp., 104 color photographs, 8 x 10 1996; 3rd printing 1998 CW No. 471821 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-168-3 $15.95


  • Colonial Williamsburg: The First 75 Years

    Colonial Williamsburg: The First 75 Years

    Fascinating story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller Jr. went about restoring Virginia's colonial capital.

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    By Mary Miley Theobald

    This book relates the fascinating story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., went about restoring Virginia's colonial capital. Equally engrossing is the account of how the Williamsburg that visitors see today turned a sleepy southern town into a city vibrant with the voices of history. 80 pp., 61 color photographs, 24 black-and-white photographs, 7 x 10 2001; 2nd printing 2002 CW No. 953810 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-220-5 $7.95


  • A Window on Williamsburg

    A Window on Williamsburg

    Imaginative photography of Williamsburg's gardens, greens, buildings, historic trades, and people.

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    Photographs by Taylor Lewis, Jr.
    Text by John J. Walklet, Jr., Thomas K. Ford, and Donna C. Sheppard

    A Window on Williamsburg offers an intimate glimpse of the city, its gardens and greens, its buildings great and small, its historic trades, and its people. Imaginative photography captures perfectly the character and spirit of the restored capital of Virginia that is now Colonial Williamsburg. 80 pp., 121 color photographs, 7 x 9 1966; rev. ed. 1973; 3rd rev. ed. 2001 CW No. 1875 Also available in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, and Italian Softbound ISBN 0-87935-071-7 $10.95


  • Williamsburg - Three Hundred Years Freedom's Journey

    Williamsburg - Three Hundred Years Freedom's Journey

    Williamsburg — Three Hundred Years re-creates in photographs and words significant moments from the history of Williamsburg.

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    By Suzanne E. Coffman
    Photography by David M. Doody
    Additional photography by Tom Green, Kelly Jo Mihalcoe, and Lael White
    New photography directed by Carson O. Hudson, Jr.

    Williamsburg — Three Hundred Years re-creates in photographs and words significant moments from the history of Williamsburg. It brings to life events that occurred in this important town and stories about the people who experienced them. 112 pp., 190 color photographs, 8 1/2 x 11 1999; 2nd printing 2000 CW No. 735274 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-192-6 $12.95


  • Williamsburg Before and After The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital

    Williamsburg Before and After The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital

    Delightfully informative text which traces the rise and fall of Williamsburg before and after the colonial capital of Virginia moved to Richmond.

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    By George Humphrey Yetter

    In Williamsburg Before and After, George Yetter's delightfully informative text describes why Williamsburg was founded and flourished during the colonial period. He traces the gradual deterioration that followed when the capital moved to Richmond in 1780, and concludes with the exciting story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., worked together to save Williamsburg's past. Old photographs, daguerreotypes, watercolors, sketches, and maps capture the flavor of "pre-restoration" Williamsburg. Lovely color "after" photographs show that the vision and dream Goodwin and Rockefeller shared have been fulfilled. 198 pp., 116 color photographs, 133 duotones, 14 black-and-white illustrations, 11 x 9; 1988; 9th printing 2001 CW No. 171298 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-077-6 $26.95 Deluxe Edition CW No. 877704 Hardbound and slipcased ISBN 087935-213-2 $26.95


  • Colonial Williamsburg, revised edition

    Colonial Williamsburg, revised edition

    A splendid, lavishly illustrated volume considered to be the most detailed, all-inclusive book about Williamsburg ever published.

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    By Philip Kopper
    Photographs by Langdon Clay

    Colonial Williamsburg issued this splendid volume, the most detailed and comprehensive book ever produced about the colonial capital, in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of its founding. Philip Kopper's sparkling and information-packed text, which guides readers from the earliest settlement in the seventeenth century, through the Civil War and the rebirth of the town in the early twentieth century, culminates in the magnificent present-day restoration. A revised and updated section pays particular attention to the discoveries, restorations, and programs instituted and completed in the last fifteen years. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 320 pp., 300 color photographs, 77 black-and-white photographs, 10 x 12 2001 CW No. 119024 Hardbound ISBN 0-8109-0609-0 $65.00


  • Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg, new edition

    Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg, new edition

    The one book that visitors need to tour Virginia's restored colonial capital.

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    Text by Michael Olmert
    Drawings of buildings by Peter C. Turner
    Maps by Louis Luedtke
    Design by Helen Mageras and Richard J. Stinely

    This extensive guide to Colonial Williamsburg contains more than one hundred color photographs of the activities and attractions available in Virginia's restored colonial capital. Color-coded maps identify things to see and do and locate places to shop and dine. Building-by-building drawings enable visitors to tour completely and easily. Short biographies about eighteenth-century inhabitants impart glimpses into colonial society. Information about the museums—Public Hospital, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum—is included. Special sections highlight Carter's Grove plantation and modern lodging and dining opportunities. 176 pp., 108 color photographs, 10 duotones, 14 maps, 137 building drawings, 22 biographies, 7 x 10 CW No. 47076 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-184-5 $10.95





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