CROSSINGS: McCULLOUGH’S COASTAL BRIDGES
Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges (published in 2011), gives equal coverage to the building of Highway 101, the career of Conde B. McCullough, and the exciting path to funding of the five major coastal bridges as well as covering in detail the building of those bridges. Another whole section is devoted to the Siuslaw River Bridge because it best represents McCullough’s aesthetic and technical genius.
To order: Crossings can be yours for $24.95 plus $3.50 shipping (for one book, additional will be added depending on how many books are ordered). Order from the author at email@example.com.
It is also available on the coast in bookstores, museums, and tourist hot spots; in Eugene at the Lane County Historical Museum and several bookstores; in Portland at Powell’s and the Oregon Historical Society; and many bookstores, libraries, and museums throughout Oregon. This book makes a good coffee-table book. It also makes a great gift for bridge aficionados, engineering types, or anyone who likes the Oregon coast.
THE CROSSINGS GUIDE TO OREGON’S COASTAL SPANS
The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans (published 2013) takes the reader down the Oregon Coast bridge by bridge, covering 15 of the most impressive bridges. There is some text, at least one historic photo, and a full-page color photo for each bridge. Plus four newer bridges that show a return to elegance in coast bridge design are also covered briefly.
This guidebook is sized to fit in a pack, purse, or glove compartment and the extremely sturdy pages are up to the rigors of being a guide.
To order: The Crossings Guide can be yours for $15 plus $3.50 shipping (for one book, additional will be added depending on how many books are ordered). Order from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether hiking, cycling, or driving, don’t travel 101 without it. It makes a wonderful souvenir and is available wherever Crossings is sold.
AROUND FLORENCE (Signed copies only available through the author.)
Around Florence is a history of the Florence area from 1876 to the present with the emphasis on photos. The publisher is Arcadia Publishing, so it was not published in Florence. It is part of the Images of America series, which means it is primarily composed of images with large captions. In this type of book, the captions are the text.
To order: Around Florence can be yours for $21.99 plus $3.50 shipping (for one book, additional will be added depending on how many books are ordered). Order from the author at email@example.com.
Around Florence is also available at several venues in Florence, through Arcadia Publishing, and many Barnes & Noble stores. This book makes a great gift for those living in or visiting the Florence area.
The author couldn’t resist choosing a photo for the cover that included the Siuslaw River Bridge. It is also appropriate because the building of this bridge was the single most transformative event in the history of Florence.
DEVIL CAT AND OTHER COLORFUL ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN
On May 7, 2015, Devil Cat and Other Colorful Animals I Have Known arrived from the printer. The book includes 15 illustrations, plus one for the cover, that were done by Florence artist Karen Nichols. The book also includes 37 photos as well. It comprises five over-the-top stories about animals of which all but one were a rescue situation. These rescued dogs and cats became surprisingly good pets.
These stories cover several decades of the author’s life and two of them represent her first attempts at writing. These stories are precious to the author, and she is thrilled to finally be able to publish them. This book is in color and is the first of the author’s books to be hardback and have a dust jacket.
To order: Devil Cat can be yours for $24.95 plus $3.50 shipping (for one book, additional will be added depending on how many books are ordered). Order from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devil Cat is also available in many coastal bookstores.
Last updated July 7, 2016