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The Run

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Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and then eventually returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolinas, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every spring. For Hay, ...more
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published February 9th 1999 by Beacon Press (first published November 30th 1975)
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John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer, and wrote poetry and othe ...more
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