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Lieutenant Commander Robert Foulke, USN (ret.) is the author of The Sea Voyage Narrative.  He is also co-authors with his Patricia Foulke: Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts; A Visitor's Guide to Colonial & Revolutionary New England: Interesting Sites to Visit, Lodging, Dining, Things to Do; Adventure Guide to the Champlain & Hudson River Valleys; Romantic Weekends New England: Coastal Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Coastal Massachusetts, Rhode Island; Daytrips, Getaway Weekends, and Vacations in New England; Daytrips, Getaway Weekends, and Budget Vacations in the Mid-Atlantic States: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington; Fielding's the Great Sights of Europe, 1993: On and Off the Traditional Track; Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine; Colonial America: A Traveler's Guide; Fielding's Motoring and Camping Europe; and, Europe Under Canvas.

 

According to the book description of Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, “Here's everything you need to explore southern New England's history, culture, and scenic landscapes, from quick daytrips to weekend jaunts. Whether you are traveling solo or with a family in tow, Patricia and Robert Foulke will guide you to the best the region has to offer. Travel with them to Mystic Seaport, Connecticut's seventeen-acre waterfront village; the magnificent mansions of Newport, Rhode Island; The Witch House, site of some of the famous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts or Tanglewood Summer Music Festival in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. This guide contains thirty complete itineraries through western Connecticut, Central Connecticut and Hartford, Connecticut's Shore, Rhode Island and Providence, Southern Massachusetts shore, Cape Cod, and the Islands, Historic Boston and the Bay Colonies and the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts.”

 

According to the book description of A Visitor's Guide to Colonial & Revolutionary New England: Interesting Sites to Visit, Lodging, Dining, Things to Do, “This absorbing guidebook spans the geographical bounds of New England states—including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut—and traverses the formative years of the United States, reaching from the 1600s, through the colonial era, up to 1812. A wealth of historical detail, timelines, photographs, background stories, and nearby lodging and restaurants with links to the past makes this one of the finest resources for travelers who enjoy exploring the living roots of our history.”

 

According to the book description of Adventure Guide to the Champlain & Hudson River Valleys, “From the Tappan Zee bridge in Manhattan, this guide takes you up the Hudson all the way to Lake Champlain and Vermont. The authors explore the surrounding mountains and lakes, and tell of the best hikes, scenic drives, canoe trips and more. Lake Mohonk, Rhinebeck and Sleepy Hollow are just a few of the highlights. You will also discover lodges and inns hidden in the hills and places to eat that serve everything from diner-style hot dogs to five-star haute cuisine. The series of "Adventure Guides" are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours.”

 

According to the book description of The Sea Voyage Narrative, “The sea has held a special place in literature since the first story was told. The sea voyage narrative can take many forms from the epic to the travelogue to the discovery writings of explorers, and encompass many themes from initiation to immobilization. Robert Foulke, a gifted scholar with decades of seafaring experience, analyses these forms and themes as well as the history of genre and the evolution of its many recurring character types-the jolly tar, the rogue, the stowaway and the greenhorn. With Foulke's guidance, the reader discovers the history and many facets of this great and old style of narrative. It is a form that can simultaneously reflect the harsh realities of life on a vast trackless ocean capable of unimaginable violence and yet also create visions of romance, adventure and profound insights. The Sea Voyage Narrative, is an authoritative and passionate account of one of the great story telling traditions. A chronology of significant events, works and figuresfrom the genre's history, notes and references and an extensive bibliographic essay with recommended reading round out the volume.”

 

According to the book description of Colonial America: A Traveler's Guide, “Take your family on a vacation into Americas colonial past with this guide to finding and enjoying the historic sites of the original 13 colonies. Travel back in time through the pages of this wonderful book and live again the days of the pilgrim settlements, the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution. This spirit of the people, places, and events that shaped our nation can be found in the wide range of historic sites presented in this exciting selection. With each entry the authors have included information on fees, transportation, hours and seasons of operation, and special features. In addition there are numerous inserts describing the customs and character of the times to help put these sites into a proper historical perspective. This indispensable an highly readable guide will delight and inform you on your journey into the past. Patricia and Robert Foulke have traveled the world together for more than forty years. They contribute travel articles frequently to such publications as The Christian Science Monitor and The Boston Globe.”


Colonial America: A Traveler's Guide (Discover Historic America Series)
Robert Foulke  More Info

Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts (Daytrips & Getaway Weekends)
Patricia Foulke  More Info

Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (Daytrips & Getaway Weekends)
Robert Foulke  More Info

Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in the Mid-Atlantic States, 6th: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia
Patricia Foulke  More Info

Adventure Guide to the Champlain & Hudson River Valleys (Adventure Guides Series) (Adventure Guides Series)
Robert Foulke  More Info

The Visitor's Guide to the Colonial & Revolutionary South: Interesting Sites to visit, Lodging, Dining, Things to Do: Includes Virginia, Washington D.C., ... Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky
Patricia Foulke  More Info

A Visitor's Guide to Colonial & Revolutionary New England: Interesting Sites to Visit, Lodging, Dining, Things to Do
Robert Foulke  More Info

The Sea Voyage Narrative (Genres in Context)
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Adventure Guide to the Champlain and Hudson River Valleys (Adventure Guides)
Robert Foulke  More Info

Daytrips, Getaway Weekends, and Vacations in New England (Daytrips & Getaway Weekends in Connecticut, Rhode Island, & Massachusetts)
Patricia Foulke  More Info

According to the book description of Romantic Weekends New England: Coastal Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Coastal Massachusetts, Rhode Island, “The ultimate series for romancers of all ages and lifestyles, with ideas to suit every budget. These books offer much more than just a listing of intimate restaurants with candlelit tables -- the focus is also on fun activities that you and your partner can enjoy together. Beautiful places to stay, charming spots to eat and unusual things to do allow you to plan a unique weekend getaway. Savor wines at a local vineyard, have a five-star dinner delivered to your room and stay in for the evening, visit museums and quaint coffeehouses, stroll arm-in-arm under the stars, or enjoy a secluded picnic with champagne. These inspiring guidebooks will help you decide where, why and how you want to treat yourselves.”

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