Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore (Crown Journeys)


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      With a writeru2019s keen eye, a longtime residentu2019s familiarity, and his own sly wit, acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell leads us on a walk through his adopted hometown of Baltimore, a city where crab cakes, Edgar Allan Poe, hair extensions, and John Waters movies somehow coexist. From its founding before the Revolutionary War to its place in popular cultureu2014thanks to seminal films like Barry Levinsonu2019s Diner, the television show Homicide, and bestselling books by George Pelecanos and Laura Lippmanu2014Baltimore is America, and in Charm City, Bell brings its story to vivid life.

First revealing how Baltimore received some of its nicknamesu2014including u201CCharm Cityu201Du2014Bell sets off from his neighborhood of Cedarcroft and finds his way across the cityu2019s crossroads, joined periodically by a host of fellow Baltimoreans. Exploring Baltimoreu2019s prominent role in history (it was here that Washington planned the battle of Yorktown and Francis Scott Key witnessed the u201Cbombs bursting in airu201D), Bell takes us to such notable spots as the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill, as well as many of the undiscovered corners that give Baltimore its distinctive character. All the while, Charm City sheds deserved light onto a sometimes overlooked, occasionally eccentric, but always charming place.

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    • Length: 525
    • Weight: 77
    • Width: 90
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