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Writers LIVE: Ric Cottom, Your Maryland: Little Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains

Since 2002, Ric Cottom has hosted his now-classic radio segment on Maryland history, "Your Maryland," on WYPR. Collected in this new book are more than 70 of his favorite on-air pieces.

From accused witches and the murderous career of gunsmith John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony through tales of Johnny Unitas and the greatest game ever played, Your Maryland covers nearly four centuries of the Free State's heroes and scoundrels. Cottom emphasizes the human dimension of Maryland's coloful past: its athletes (two- and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts.

Ric Cottom is the host of WYPR's "Your Maryland." As Robert I. Cottom, Jr., he is the coauthor of A House Divided: Maryland in the Civil War and the coeditor of After Chancellorsville, Letters from the Heart: The Civil War Letters of Private Walter G. Dunn & Emma Randolph.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of Cottom’s book for sale at a book signing following the program.

Saturday, October 21 at 2:00pm

Govans Branch
5714 Bellona Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212

Event Type

Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

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