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Chesapeake Requiem

A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

Earl Swift

Explore the lives of the unique and resilient Tangier Island community, settled during the American Revolution, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Home to 470 hardy people, this community has survived on the island's fleet of small fishing boats, providing them with the prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab. However, Tangier Island is disappearing, losing two-thirds of its land since 1850. Despite their tenacity, experts predict that the islanders could be forced to abandon their home within 25 years. Chesapeake Requiem is a poignant tale of this world, through the eyes of an acclaimed journalist who spent two years living among its people. A powerful and moving story that is a leading-edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities.
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