By Bill Goodwin
Meticulously researched by way of an established resident, Frommer's Virginia has every thing you wish for the suitable journey: sincere, in-depth stories of lodgings in each funds, from colonial motels and special B&Bs to family-friendly lodges. we are going to additionally carry you the most recent at the eating scene, together with subtle cafes, old taverns, and down-home Southern barbeque joints.Opinionated stories on the entire most sensible historical points of interest, from Jefferson's Monticello to the solemn expanses of Arlington nationwide Cemetery, Virginia's captivating small cities, Colonial Williamsburg, the simplest trails in Shenandoah nationwide Park, the sunlight and surf at Virginia seashore, and Civil struggle battlefields.A rundown of the simplest fishing, golfing, mountaineering, river rafting, and foliage tours.Detailed, exact nearby, urban, and park maps.
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Father of his country explained. • Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson (Norton). Eighteenth-century Virginia through the eyes of its famous son. • Virginia, The New Dominion by Virginius Dabney (University Press of Virginia). Definitive history of the Old Dominion up to 1971. • The Civil War by Shelby Foote (Vintage). Slow-talking Foote became famous appearing in Ken Burns’ monumental video series (see below). • The Civil War by Geoffrey C. Ward, with Ric Burns and Ken Burns (Knopf ).
Slow-talking Foote became famous appearing in Ken Burns’ monumental video series (see below). • The Civil War by Geoffrey C. Ward, with Ric Burns and Ken Burns (Knopf ). Don’t have time for the series? Read this off-shoot book. • Witness to Appomattox by Richard Wheeler (HarperCollins). Recaptures Lee’s surrender in 1865. VIRGINIA IN DEPTH With so much history and so many monumental historical figures calling it home, Virginia and its citizens have been written about and filmed countless times.
23 VIRGINIA IN DEPTH 24 E AT I N G & D R I N K I N G I N V I R G I N I A 2 Many gourmet groceries and wine and cheese shops sell Virginia wines, and occasionally you’ll find them in supermarket beer-and-wine sections. Because the small vineyards don’t produce enough quantity to satisfy wine distributors, from whom licensed grocers and restaurateurs are required by state law to purchase wine (that’s correct: They cannot buy directly from the wineries), local vintages appear on surprisingly few restaurant lists.