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The Tangierman's Lament: And Other Tales of Virginia

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Go where the story is--that's one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even spelunked--a singular path through Virginia. He has also stopped and listened. This collection brings together some twenty Virginia tales wherein hardship is revealed as tragedy, and humor appears ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by University of Virginia Press
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Outstanding. There is such a wide variety of topics in the essays that I learned more about things in Virginia that I already knew about and was introduced to some new topics. Strange to read about Alan Scherr of the Synchronicity Foundation, knowing that the would be killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks several years after the article was published.
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Descriptions of Hurrican Camille which devastated Central Virginia is the stuff of nightmares.
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Earl Swift has written for a living since his teens. Now 57, the Virginia-based journalist has been a Fulbright fellow, PEN finalist and six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and has earned a reputation for powerful narrative and scrupulous reporting.

Swift wrote for newspapers in St. Louis, Anchorage and, for twenty-two years, in Norfolk, where his long-form features won numerous state and national aw
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