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How Many Islands? A History Around Lake Washington

Inland Publishing

By Richard W. Blumenthal

The early history of Lake Washington is fascinating enough all on its own. But combine conventional history with the oral tradition of imparting knowledge between generations, you’ve got a playful academic romp on your hands. In addition to an examination of early land owners around the lake and a tour of our first settlements, this text explores the islands that exist within the lake. Delivered with scholarly detail, the story is lovingly told by a doting grandfather to his precocious pre-teen granddaughter. This entertaining read is guided by the curiosity of a child and enlivened by the witty banter that bridges the generation gap.