Ocracoke: Its History and People

Ocracoke Its History and People From Blackbeard s marauding to the impact of modern tourism this is a compelling account of Ocracoke s past and present David Shears a veteran British journalist interviewed dozens of islanders yo

  • Title: Ocracoke: Its History and People
  • Author: David Shears Nick Shears
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From Blackbeard s marauding to the impact of modern tourism, this is a compelling account of Ocracoke s past and present David Shears, a veteran British journalist, interviewed dozens of islanders, young and old, including some who recall an island of wild ponies and houses built of shipwreck timber In their own words, they describe life on Ocracoke and their hopes andFrom Blackbeard s marauding to the impact of modern tourism, this is a compelling account of Ocracoke s past and present David Shears, a veteran British journalist, interviewed dozens of islanders, young and old, including some who recall an island of wild ponies and houses built of shipwreck timber In their own words, they describe life on Ocracoke and their hopes and fears for the Island s future Backed by original historical research, the book offers an affectionate but realistic portrait of this unique island and its 650 residents.

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    1. By the time I finished this book, I felt like a local. I understood the important role the island has played in the course of our country's history. I'd met many of the island's important personalities through the book's extensive interviews, and I had my own opinions about the positive and negative impacts of tourism on the island and the politics of the Outer Banks.This is not just a guide book. Read this book before you travel to Ocracoke Island and you'll not only know about all the sites an [...]

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