The Bridges of Washington County: Spanning Work and Nature
Robert Bridges, a second generation Scottish immigrant to western Maryland, made a fortune mining silica glass sand. His son, Henry Bridges, continued in the family business but his real love was the wild turkey. The Woodmont Rod and Gun Club was host to six American presidents, Babe Ruth, and Amos & Andy.
Since it was founded in 1870 Woodmont Club has entertained and provided a top hunting and fishing experience for all the dignitaries, Congressmen, and industrialists in America who have visited the friendly confines which Henry Bridges built and maintained.
Fighting With JEB Stuart: Major James Breathed and the Confederate Horse Artillery
James Breathed was a Maryland physician who signed up for the Confederate Army at age 22. He fought under J.E.B. Stuart in the Horse Artillery in 15 battles.
Scrupulously researched, including diaries, paintings, documents and first-hand accounts elevates this biography to the first rank.
“The Hardest Artillery Fighter the War Produced.” — Robert E. Lee
The Best Coal Company In All Chicago, And How It Got That Way
Reared in a Chicago orphanage, Jacob Best established a coal business that became a leader in this industry. His business career, his philanthropic activity and his rich personal life are chronicled in this beguiling biography.