Bedini, Silvio A.Praising the Bridge that Brought them Over: One Hundred Years at Indian Head. Indian Head, MD: Naval Ordnance Station, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: The history of the military base, and its surrounding community, as told through photographs and excerpts with interviews from twenty-six individuals. A ten page time line charts events of importance among the Navy at Indian Head, in the town of Indian Head, and national and internationally.
Sprenkle, Elam Ray. The Life and Works of Louis Cheslock. D.M.A. diss., Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: The life of Louis Cheslock proveds an expansive view of the musical life of Baltimore from the 'teens to the 1970s. Cheslock's story begins in 1893 when his older brother, Henry Czeslak, fled from Poland to England to avoid conscription into the Russian army and changed his name to Rosenberg to avoid detection. His parents followed and eventually moved to Baltimore with their children. Louis Cheslock was one of the original members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (founded in 1916), a faculty member at Peabody from 1922 to 1976, a member of Henry Mencken's Saturday Night Club from 1927 to its final gathering in 1950, a composer who wrote over 150 works (including opera in collaboration with Mencken), writer and music critic. Cheslock witnessed and wrote on the emergence of jazz as an art form, the rise of radio and the scientific study of music.
Calhoun, David Hovey.The American Civil Engineer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960.
Annotation / Notes: Discusses Benjamin Henry Latrobe as engineer and other early civil engineers in Maryland whose work on the state's turnpikes, canals, and railroads laid the foundation for the civil engineering profession in America.
Colburn, Zerah.The Locomotive Engine: Including a Description of its Structure, Rules for Estimating its Capabilities, and Practical Observations on its Construction and Management. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1854.
Annotation / Notes: Railroad historian John H. White, Jr. describes the author as "a leading authority on locomotive engineering and one of the most gifted technical writers of the nineteenth century," and his book as "a small but valuable manual." It includes material on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and its greatest early locomotive builder, Ross Winans.
Colburn, Zerah.Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways: a Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant. London: Glasgow, W. Collins, sons, and company, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: No-one wrote better about the steam locomotive than Colburn, who was also a founder and editor of American engineering journals. This last of his great works was published a year after his suicide.
Morse, Edward Lind, ed.Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals. 2 vols. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1914.
Annotation / Notes: Morse's son edited this volume, which includes illustrations of Morse's paintings and notes and diagrams relating to the telegraph. See also Oliver W. Larkin, Carleton Mabee, S. I. Prime, and Robert Luther Thompson for information on the American artist and inventor who gave the country its first practical elecromagnetic telegraph.
Stuart, Charles B.Lives and Works of Civil and Military Engineers of America. New York: Van Nostrand, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: Because of the National Road, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Maryland was a training ground for the nation's 19th century civil engineers and bridge designers. Stuart's book, though dated, has chapters on several nationally-important individuals who learned their trade on one of more of these state public works.
White, John H., Jr.The American Locomotive, Its Development: 1830-1880. 1968; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: This first of a trilogy of works by one of America's greatest current railroad historians contains material on the Baltimore and Ohio and other early railroads in Maryland and their engineers and equipment.
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