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Gifted Poems of 1800’s Romantic American Ship Captain: Walter P. Snow Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated American poetry book from Williamsburg, VA, author Laura Lawrence.


Denver, CO, and Williamsburg, VA - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Walter P. Snow: A Common Place Book by Laura Lawrence.  The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the American poetry category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

A prominent nineteenth century ship captain and attorney, Walter P. Snow, reveals his poetic nature in this collection, transcribed for the first time from a hand-written journal.  Snow's poems and essays offer us a glimpse into the life of a romantic young ship captain operating out of Maryland and Louisiana ports and aboard schooners off of Massachusetts and the Tortugas.

Several of the poems address historical events, including the Dade Massacre of 1835, a pivotal event in the Seminole Wars, and battles fought during the Mexican-American Wars.  His writings also shed light on life in his hometown, the small but thriving community of Snow Hill on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

“My father-land is far behind, And friends and scenes I held most dear, And all that can enchant the mind, With transient gleams of pleasure here; All, save the hope that yet the same Within thy breast is nursed the flame, As when thy fond lips pressed to mine, Confessed thy heart, my love’s own shrine.”

- From "Thy Voice. To Ginevra." August 20th, 1837 Baltimore

148 pages in length, Walter P. Snow: A Common Place Book is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the American poetry category.  With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Walter P. Snow meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.

Additionally, Walter P. Snow can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781478747789

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $11.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Walter P. Snow’s handwritten journal was acquired and passed on to Laura K. Lawrence by her father, Feltus Kaufman. Now retired and living in Williamsburg, Virginia, Ms. Lawrence orchestrated the transcription and publication of this book with the able assistance of two transcribers, Miss Greta Berckmueller and Miss Emma Curtis.  The original copy of the journal has been donated to the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Greg Swem Library, at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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