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5.0 out of 5 starsA Wonderful Book!
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2014
I bought this book at Buxton Village Books on Hatteras Island. I love the Outer Banks, and especially this island, so I'm admittedly biased - however, the fact is, this book is beautifully written, pleasingly informative, and wonderfully entertaining. If I'd never been to Hatteras Island, I'd want to go there after reading this book. If you want to truly understand what you're getting into when you visit this island, I highly recommend this book.
I was looking for a book that could teach me a lot about the history of the Outer Banks. This book did not dissappoint. After reading this book I will never look at the Outer Banks the same. I now have a greater understanding about what has turned this place into a place that I love and visit every year. The next time I visit Hatteras, many things that I read in this book will come to mind. I have a whole new appreciation for the Outer Banks. Thanks for a great read Ray.
5.0 out of 5 starsso I thought I knew the island pretty well. This book
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2016
What an interesting and informative book!
Since my Mother was born and raised in Rodanthe, I've been coming to the Outer Banks for over 60 years to visit family and friends, so I thought I knew the island pretty well. This book, however, gave me new insight into the people, history and culture of the area. Thanks to the author for a job well done.
Each essay beautifully captures the rugged spirit and natural beauty of the Outer Banks. These are real-life stories from the islands which have experienced hurricanes, pirates, the Civil War, mysteriously sunken ships, German subs threatening the coast in 1942, the first Titanic distress signal, and more. Anyone interested in the sea or history or just great stories will want to read this treasure of a book about North Carolina's remote Outer Banks.