Book Review: Lighthouses of America

Lighthouses of America
Lighthouses of America by Tom Beard
in association with
the United States Lighthouse Society
Hardcover / 176 pages
150 color photographs
Welcome Books
(an imprint of Rizzoli New York)
August 2017

“There is just something extraordinarily special about lighthouses.” So writes Captain Robert Desh, US Coast Guard (Retired) in the foreword of Lighthouses of America, a new book from Rizzoli New York. I could not agree with Captain Desh more. Even people who have lived in land-locked locales their entire lives and have never actually seen a lighthouse know they are enchanting. For those who live in coastal areas, they are cherished features of the skyline. The songs, stories, and art that lighthouses have inspired is woven into our collective consciousness as thoroughly as any (more…)

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