A Walk in the Yard

A Self-Guided Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy
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Binding:Paperback
Published:April 6, 2007
By Taylor Baldwin Kiland (Author), Jamie Howren (Author)

Drawing on colorful literary and historical references, this narrative guide to the U.S. Naval Academy grounds—known as the Yard—takes visitors on a prescribed path within the walls of a great Annapolis institution that has been educating midshipmen for more than 150 years.

Drawing on colorful literary and historical references, this narrative guide to the U.S. Naval Academy grounds—known as the Yard—takes visitors on a prescribed path within the walls of a great Annapolis institution that has been educating midshipmen for more than 150 years. Visitors can move at their own pace as they immerse themselves in the Academy's culture, as described here, and linger over what appeals to them most, be it John Paul Jones' crypt, a collection of Currier and Ives prints at the Naval Academy Museum, or antique cannons from the Spanish-American War.

The authors offer telling quotes from famous graduates, anecdotes about events that took place in various buildings, facts about the architecture, and simple instructions about the best place to stand to compare a modern-day view with a historic photograph

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Product Details
  • Subject: U.S. Naval Academy
  • Paperback : 222 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 6, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1591144361
  • ISBN-13: 9781591144366
  • Product Dimensions: 5 X 8 in
  • Shipping Weight: 8 oz

Taylor Baldwin Kiland is a writer and ghostwriter who specializes in military non-fiction. She has written, co-authored, ghost-written or edited thirteen books, including Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later; the children’s books The U.S. Navy & Military Careers and Oz, Dog of the Del; and A Walk in the Yard: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy.

A former naval officer – the third generation in her family to serve in the Navy, Taylor spent twenty years in the private sector as a marketing communications professional before starting her writing career. She holds a master's degree in Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their four-year-old daughter.

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5.00 Stars
The Waterline / www.dcmilitary.com
Friday, May 18, 2007
By: LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN, reviewer
"This year the Naval Institute Press has produced a fine booklet allowing you to walk the grounds on your own, taking as much or as little time as you?d like to explore the Annapolis, Md., site. The author, Taylor Baldwin-Kiland, is a former naval officer and in charge of marketing the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. She is joined by professional photographer Jamie Howren. Together they bring to life the Naval Academy and its architecture, the acres of gardens each uncovering a monument and memorial to Navy and Marine Corps. Check out this new book and use it to plan an experience for family, friends and colleagues who wish to join you on a historic walking tour of the U.S. Naval Academy. If you are visiting Washington D.C., the U.S. Naval Academy is only an hour?s drive away. You can create your own tour using this new book."
 

 
 

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