Earl Swift
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Earl Swift

Journalist Earl Swift has written seven books and hundreds of major features for newspapers and magazines, all distinguished by evocative language and deeply immersive reporting. Since 2012, he has been a fellow of Virginia Humanities at the University of Virginia.
Swift is engaged to Amy Walton of Virginia Beach, and has a 25-year-old daughter, Saylor. He lives in the Blue Ridge mountains west of Charlottesville.

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    • Chesapeake Requiem

    • A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a 200-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction from rising sea levels - part natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, starring the beloved blue crab; but also much more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Flawed Narration.

    • By Lawrence M. Kelly on 01-31-19
    • A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Big Roads

    • The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    From author Earl Swift comes the surprising history of the U.S. interstate system, a fascinating route through the dreams, discoveries, and protests that shaped these mighty roads....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic history of the road most travelled

    • By S. Yates on 06-27-17
    • The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 12-21-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Auto Biography

    • A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Greg Itzin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    To Tommy Arney, the old cars at Moyock Muscle are archeological artifacts, twentieth-century fossils that represent a place and a people utterly devoted to the automobile and transformed by it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great auto story

    • By B. Ramsey on 07-08-16
    • A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
    • By: Earl Swift
    • Narrated by: Greg Itzin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

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