Browseabout Books will host Michael Morgan from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 21, as he signs his latest book, “Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast.”
Morgan is the author of eight books on coastal history, including “Rehoboth Beach: A History of Surf & Sand,” “Delmarva’s Patty Cannon: The Devil on the Nanticoke,” and “World War II and the Delaware Coast.” Over the course of three decades, he has published numerous articles about coastal Delaware. His “Lore of Delmarva” weekly radio commentary on historical topics relating to the Maryland and Delaware coast is broadcast by WGMD 92.7.
“Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast” details the storms that have affected coastal Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. In the early 19th century, storm-driven shipwrecks led to the construction of the Delaware breakwater. In 1933, a storm created an inlet on the south edge of Ocean City and changed the character of the Maryland resort. The Ash Wednesday nor’easter of 1962 devastated oceanfront communities and led to the creation of beach replenishment projects that pushed the ocean back from the new multimillion-dollar buildings that sat on the sand, and spurred the creation of Assateague Island National Seashore. In “Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast,” Morgan reminds readers of the power of wind and water.
“Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast” and several of Morgan’s other books are available for purchase at Browseabout Books.
Owners Steve and Barbara Crane founded Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach in 1975. They pride themselves on having the only locally owned bookstore in Rehoboth Beach to serve book lovers for over 40 years. To learn more, stop in at 133 Rehoboth Ave., visit www.browseaboutbooks.com, or call 302-226-2665.