Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore by Shoshanna McCollum, Foreward by Gerrard Stoddard: Fire Island is a string of communities and parks, gay and straight bars, boats and bridges, beach umbrellas and bungalows--all bound together by the pristine white sand of the island's beach. This 32-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Long Island has been defined by legendary shipwrecks and heroic lifesaving in the 19th century, but also kindled by menacing storms and a web of sociological intrigue as an upwardly mobile American middle class sought out vacation homes and coastal recreation during the 20th century. From cholera protests at the Surf Hotel in 1892 to a grassroots campaign to prevent a highway that ultimately established Fire Island National Seashore in 1964, Fire Island's history is a grand melodrama that has caught world attention. Arcadia Publishing Author autographed and custom inscribed copies available at no additional charge.
Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoodds, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the charchter of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local herritage, making history available to all.