The Shenandoah by Julia DavisThe Shenandoah by Julia Davis

The Shenandoah

byJulia DavisIntroduction byChristopher Camuto

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

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In 1945, West Virginia author Julia Davis penned The Shenandoah as part of the Rivers of America Series, a landmark collection of books written by literary figures over a period of thirty years. In this classic reprint, now with an introduction by Christopher Camuto, Davis tells the history of the Shenandoah Valley and River, drawing on her own research and the experiences of ancestors who settled and lived in the area. Her book provides a poetic vision of both the river and the valley, preserving a fragment of America’s landscape.

Julia Davis Adams (1901-1993) was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, attended Wellesley College, and graduated from Barnard College in 1922. She began her career as a reporter for The Associated Press in New York City, where she also headed the adoption service of the Children’s Aid Society in the early 1960’s. She authored two do...
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Title:The ShenandoahFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.38 × 5.75 × 1.3 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:West Virginia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1933202955

ISBN - 13:9781933202952

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2.   Christopher Camuto
3. Map
4.   George Annand
5. Part 1: Promise 6. Song
7. The Unrecorded Past
8. Exploration
9. Settlement
10. Pioneers
11. Washington
12. Massacres
13. Fort Loudoun
14. Revolution
15. Expansion
16. Inventions

17. Part II: Holocaust 18. The Fateful Lightning
19. The Swift Sword
20. Marching On
21. The Invaded
22. Valley Campaign I
23. Valley Campaign II
24. Valley Campaign III
25. The Long Year
26. The Burning
27. The Starving Crows

28. Part II: The Recovery 29. The Hero
30. The Fait
31. Fool’s Gold and True Gold
32. Past Into Present
33. Valley Tour I
34. Valley Tour II
35. Valley Tour III
36. Epilogue

.Postscript
.Acknowledgments
.Bibliography
.About the Author