Margaret Thomas Buchholz

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Selected Works

"Tales vastly more interesting, and with a fascinating cast of characters, are told in New Jersey Shipwrecks."
The New York Times
"New Jersey Shipwrecks commands attention with its gripping true tales of life, death, survival and rescue."
Midwest Book Review
"Rather than just giving facts and figures, she adds a human touch. Buchholz writes with a storyteller's skill in recounting this fascinating segment of maritime history."ť
ForeWord Magazine
"Superbly documented... highly recommended."
MBR Bookwatch
"With New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, author Margaret Buchholz continues her tradition of bringing New Jersey coastal history to vivid life through her unmistakably intelligent, attention-capturing writing style and graphically-rich books. Her depth of research is unmatched ... Buchholz can rest easy knowing that her body of work ranks among the best maritime history ever published in the United States."
–John J. Galluzzo, Editor, Wreck & Rescue Journal US Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
"In a marvelous reversal of nature, a daughter gives life to a mother."
–Helene Stapinski, author of Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
"The author paints a beautiful portrait of a woman ahead of her time ... in prose that flows with the hypnotic ebb of the tides ... I found myself mesmerized as well as charmed."
–Laura Shane Cunningham, author of Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country.
"Memoir captivates with details of trailblazing career woman."
-The SandPaper
"I loved hearing firsthand about Jo’s adventures and experiences. Even though her words were written during another time, they are relevant and timely today. Washington has changed a great deal for the female government employee and we owe our start to brave and exciting women like Jo."
– Krysta Harden, USDA Chief of Staff
“What a wonderful book. I love the way you weave rich material she left behind with your own observations. All to the good effect of recapturing Jo's life. A labor of love, but also a real contribution to history, this story of a latter day Jo from Little Women.”
– Daniel Horowitz Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of American Studies Emeritus, Smith College
"Things have changed enormously along the Jersey Shore…. Charting the vastness of change over two and a half centuries is the signal achievement of Shore Chronicles…. Resonates with the minute details of our shared past…."
From The Star-Ledger
"One of the best documented compendiums ever published of what it meant to be there."
The New York Times
"Just as the title promises; this is a history of wild weather on the Jersey shore...The authors set the scene in colonial history and then take you–with harrowing eyewitness accounts– through the famous modern storms of 1944 and 1962."
–John Mort, Booklist
"As much an adventure story as it is a scientific chronicle of natural disasters."
–Barbara Bogaev, "Radio Times," WHYY-FM
"It should be required reading..."
–Dr. Robert C. Sheets, Director National Hurricane Center, Coral Gables, FL
"It is simply one of the best weather books I have ever seen."
Mariners Weather Log

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