The Great Dismal: A Carolinian's Swamp Memoir
Just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line, lies the Great Dismal Swamp, one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. The swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, and romantics, and while many have tried to conquer it, none has succeeded. In this engaging memoir, Bland Simpson, who grew up near the swamp in North Carolina, blends personal experience, travel narrative, oral history, and natural history to create an intriguing portrait of the Great Dismal Swamp and its people. For this edition, he has added an epilogue discussing developments in the region since 1990.
Customer Reviews ::
The Great Dismal A Carolinian's Swamp Memoit - Ann Parker -
Very interesting book. I enjoyed it immensely.
I was reared in that area and knew some of the people mentioned in the book. Now reside on the other coast.
It was like a trip home.