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William Warner exhibits his skill as a naturalist and as a writer in this Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the pugnacious Atlantic blue crab and of its Chesapeake Bay territory. Penguin Nature Library.

©1994 William W. Warner (P)2013 Recorded Books

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My all Time Favorite Book

This is my all-time favorite book. It was given to me as a birthday present when it was first published in the 1970’s. I very much enjoyed reading it since it focused on my favorite fascinations "Blue Crabs and Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay". It’s a good read for someone that shares these interests. I was delighted to find it on Audible and happily revisited its fascinating collection of stories.

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This book makes me home sick.

I grew up outside of Annapolis and remember when Annapolis was full of work boats named after wives and daughters. And one particular boat named JIMMY. I always thought it was a great opportunity for a double dedication. One story reminded me of a great day my brother and I caught a bushel of doublers in about an hour in his skiff on Eastern Bay.

This book reminds me of "The Big Oyster" but much more intimate.