Books of the region: In 1995 Maryland writers outdid themselves Authors, authors: The volumes proliferate.

February 18, 1996|By James H. Bready | James H. Bready,special to the sun

This is the third and final installment of a checklist of 1995's general-reader books by Marylanders about Maryland, continued from the Jan. 28 listing:

Editor's note: (O) means oversize; (P), paperbound.

Local History

"Baltimore's Past: A Directory of Historical Sources," Thomas L. Hollowak, Margaret Burri and Gerard Rainville, editors. Historyk Press. 255 pages. $15 (P)

"Fort McHenry," by Scott Sheads. Nautical & Aviation Publishing. 168 pages. $25.95. Includes recent research.

"Windsor Hills, 1895-1995," Sara Hartman, editor. Windsor Hills Neighbors. 56 pages. $12

"Courts of Admiralty in Colonial America: The Maryland Experience, 1643-1776," by David R. Owen and Michael C. Tolley. Carolina Academic Press and the Maryland Historical Society. 456 pages. $45

"A Southern Star for Maryland: Maryland and the Secession Crisis, 1860-61," by Lawrence M. Denton. Publishing Concepts. 256 pages. $26

"Maryland, the South's First Casualty," by Bart Rhett Talbert. Rockbridge Publishing. 150 pages. $25

"Poe Died Here: Recollections of Church Home and Hospital," by Frederick T. Wehr. Church Hospital. 112 pages. $24.50

"Bay Shore Park: The Death and Life of an Amusement Park," by Victoria Crenson. W.H. Freeman. 40 pages. $16.95

"Dr. Mudd and the Lincoln Assassination: The Case Reopened," John Paul Jones, editor. Combined Books. 280 pages. $24.95

"The Jacob Engelbrecht Death Ledger, 1820-1890." Paw Prints. 480 pages. $32. Frederick County; 20,000 names.

"70 Years From Overlea to Bel Air," by C. Clark Jones. Rosedale Savings and Loan. 47 pages. $10 (P)

"Baltimore: Industrial Gateway on the Chesapeake," Dennis M. Zembala and Robert Vogel, editors. Baltimore Museum of Industry. 142 pages. $14.95 (P)

"Lest We Forget: A Guide to Civil War Monuments in Maryland," by Susan Cooke Soderberg. White Mane. 195 pages. $29.95

"Daughter of Zion: Henrietta Szold and American Jewish Womanhood," by Eric L. Goldstein, Joyce Antler and Harry Kessler. Jewish Historical Society of Maryland. 103 pages. $15

Miscellany

"An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness," by Kay Redfield Jamison. Knopf. 224 pages. $22

"Figural Napkin Rings: Collector's Identification and Value Guide," by Lillian Gottschalk and Sandra Whitson. Schroeder Publishing. 352 pages. $18.95 (P)

"Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing," by Tom Clancy. Berkley. 331 pages. $15. All mechanisms, no plot, war-ready.

"A Tribute to Leslie: A Walk Through Grief," by Lavinia Bratton Penniman. Gateway. 96 pages. $17 (P). The author's daughter, a former flight attendant, died of cancer.

"Quilts from the Smithsonian: Twelve Designs Inspired by the Textile Collection of the National Museum of Americnan History," by Mimi Dietrich. That Patchwork Place. $24.95. (O) (P). A how-to book.

"Getting Simon: Two Gay Doctors' Journey to Fatherhood," by Kenneth B. Morgen. Bramble Books. $14.95 (P)

"Walden Ponderings: What's Right, What's Wrong, What Matters," by Alan Walden. Publishing Concepts. 288 pages. $22.95

"Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson," by James M. Gabler. Bacchus Press. 334 pages. $29.95. Before, during and after his French sojourn, Jefferson uncorked many a bottle.

"Your Family Will Love It," by Nancy Baggett, Susan Belsinger and Ruth Glick. Rodale. 424 pages. $27.95

"The Book of Politically Correct Speaking: A Guide to Speaking Drycleaned English in Today's America," by Jeffrey Lace. BPCS, Box 41434, Baltimore 21203. 199 pages. $9.99. (P)

"What If? Exploring the Paths Not Taken in American History," Martin H. McKibben, editor. Sparrowhawk Press. 301 pages. $20

Nature and Outdoors

"Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area," by Cristol Fleming, Marion Blois Lobstein and Barbara Tufty. Johns Hopkins University Press. 328 pages. $15.95 (P). 700-plus species.

Photography

"Columbia: a Celebration," photos by David Hobby, text by Susan Thornton Hobby. Perry Publishing. 118 pages. $40 (O).

Poetry

"The Boy in the Well," by Daniel Mark Epstein. Overlook Press. 92 pages. $13.95 (P)

"With One White Wing," by Elizabeth Spires. Margaret K. McElderry Books. 32 pages. $14

"Disfortune," by Joe Wenderoth. Wesleyan University Press. 80 pages. $10.95 (P)

"Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway," by James Taylor. Dolphin-Moon Press.

"The Night Lover," by Elisabeth Stevens. Birch Brook Press. 56 pages. $11.50 (P)

"The Neighbor," by Michael Collier. University of Chicago Press. 61 pages. $20

"The Room of Months," by Marta Knobloch. Forest Woods Media Productions. 80 pages. $12 (P)

"The Brighter the Veil," by Lia Purpura. Orchises Press. 80 pages. $12.95

"Essential Fables," by Vonnie Winslow Crist. Lite Circle. 96 pages. $9.95

"Silent Partner," by Greg Williamson. Story Line Press. 84 pages. $11.95

"Sunday at 2." Baltimore Writers' Alliance anthology. 67 pages. $5.95 (P)

"The Illustrated Zen Poet," by Gary Blankenburg. Lite Circle. 40 pages. $5

Public Affairs

"The Little Platoons: Sub-Local Governments in Modern History," by George W. Liebmann. Praeger. 175 pages. $55

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