Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story Of American Heroine Ida Lewis (Paperback)

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The amazing story of a heroic woman-the keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island.

About the Author

Lenore Skomal is an author and career journalist with more than 25 years experience in all forms of media, including newspaper, radio broadcasting, the Internet and television. She is the author of 10 books, including Lady Liberty: The History of the Statue of Liberty (Cider Mill Press, Spring 2009) Her first nonfiction title, The Keeper of Lime Rock: The remarkable true story of Ida Lewis America's most famous female lighthouse keeper (Running Press, 2002) won prestigious honors from the New York Public Library and accolades from Publisher's Weekly and Booksense. Her weekly humor column and videocast ( has won numerous Society of Professional Journalist awards, and her literary fiction "Mother Dance" placed in the top 100 of last year's Writer's Digest annual fiction writer's competition which drew over 18,000 entries. In addition to writing, she is an engaging public speaker with over 1000 public appearances and book tours over her career. Until recently, she also taught college journalism and creative writing at AlleghenyCollege in Meadville, Pa. and MercyhurstCollege in Erie, Pa.

Praise For…

An intelligent and concise biography of the pioneering woman. A good sea story . . . about an unusual and brave woman.” Publishers Weekly


[A] sensitive biography. . . . A remarkable story of an ordinary woman who did some extraordinary things.” Booklist


Lenore Skomal . . . treats her solid historical homework briskly and lightly. . . . Fascinating.” Providence Journal


Carefully combed historic records . . . numerous photographs, notes and a bibliography do justice to this remarkable . . . heroine.” Cape Cod Times


Fascinating. . . . [A] lively, fast-moving account to hold the reader’s interest. . . . Spellbinding.” Oakland Press


Meticulously researched . . . recounts the story of Ida Lewis and other courageous women who tended the precious Fresnel lenses.” Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA)


Oddly compelling book is of a tiny tigress . . . all of 103 pounds, bound to a lonely speck of rock.” Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762758807
ISBN-10: 0762758805
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2010
Pages: 160
Language: English