From Narragansett Bay, Roger Williams, the American Industrial Revolution and the Independent Man to the New England mob, the Newport Mansions, Family Guy and profiles of Buddy Cianci, H.P. Lovecraft and the Farrelly brothers, no book provides a more insightful lowdown on the Ocean State than Rhode Island 101. No book is more fun! Well known Rhode Islanders weigh in on the nation's smallest state. Investigative reporter Jim Taricani recounts his top stories, Mark Patinkin provides signs that you've been in Rhode Island too long, meteorologist John Ghiorse revisits the most memorable weather events of the last 40 years, Lincoln Chafee offers a Rhode Island treasure hunt and Rory Raven illuminates haunted Rhode Island. From fabulous beaches, historic cities, and dynamite cuisine to corrupt politicians, elite universities and a unique accent and slang, it's all here.
A former Providence Journal columnist introduces you to the quintessential Rhode Island—its iconic foods (coffee milk, the Awful Awful, Del's lemonade, and Yacht Club Soda); its iconic monuments (the two-ton termite known as The Big Blue Bug, the Superman Building, and Mr. Potato Head); and its iconic events (Parade of the Ancients and Horribles, Best Dressed State Trooper Awards, and the Fools Regatta).
Join longtime resident and writer Liz Lee for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Rhode Island has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Moon Rhode Island tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Enjoy the sandy beaches, salty breezes, and freshest seafood. Along with trip ideas like “The Creative Capital and Beyond” and “A Getaway Weekend on the Coast”, Lee includes tips on where to find the best raw oysters and “chowda”, the best places for shopping and antiquing, and the best beachside B&Bs. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Rhode Island includes areas such as: Providence and Vicinity Newport Block Island The East Bay and Sakonnet South Country Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Exploring the area? Try Moon Vermont, Moon Maine, and Moon Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, & Nantucket.
For many years Ken Weber has been educating visitors and natives alike about the historical and natural wonders of the Ocean State. The 40 walks and gentle hikes he has chosen for this completely updated third edition travel the best terrain the state has to offer, both urban and rural. Here you'll find: the 77-mile North South Trail, which spans the state from the Massachusetts border to the ocean; the cliffs of Block Island; the beaches of Ninigret and Napatree; the quiet woods and fields of the northwestern corner; the wildlife sanctuaries and islands of Narragansett Bay; and the mansions of Cliff Walk in Newport. The walks range from three to nine miles in length, from gentle strolls to more challenging day hikes. Each chapter includes directions to the trailhead, a detailed map, a complete description of the route, and natural and historic highlights you should see along the way.
Author: Leah Carroll
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore. Leah Carroll's mother, a gifted amateur photographer, was murdered by two drug dealers with Mafia connections when Leah was four years old. Her father, a charming alcoholic who hurtled between depression and mania, was dead by the time she was eighteen. Why did her mother have to die? Why did the man who killed her receive such a light sentence? What darkness did Leah inherit from her parents? Leah was left to put together her own future and, now in her memoir, she explores the mystery of her parents' lives, through interviews, photos, and police records. DOWN CITY is a raw, wrenching memoir of a broken family and an indelible portrait of Rhode Island- a tiny state where the ghosts of mafia kingpins live alongside the feisty, stubborn people working hard just to get by. Heartbreaking, and mesmerizing, it's the story of a resilient young woman's determination to discover the truth about a mother she never knew and the deeply troubled father who raised her-a man who was, Leah writes, "both my greatest champion and biggest obstacle."
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Author: William Peter Blatty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A New York Times Bestseller! For those who have lost a loved one to that liar and fraud named Death. So reads the dedication of William Peter Blatty's Finding Peter, a deeply moving memoir that tests the bounds of grief, love, and the soul. Blatty, the bestselling author and Oscar Award–winning screenwriter of The Exorcist, lived a charmed life among the elite stars of Hollywood. His son Peter, born over a decade after The Exorcist, grew from an apple-cheeked boy into an "imposing young man with a quick, warm smile." But when Peter died very suddenly from a rare disorder, Blatty's world turned upside down. As he and his wife struggled through their unrelenting grief, a series of strange and supernatural events began occurring—and Blatty became convinced that Peter was sending messages from the afterlife. A true and unabashedly personal story, Finding Peter will shake the most cynical of readers—and it will remind those in grief that our loved ones do truly live on.
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.
Author: David D. Alt
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
Release Date: 2001
The story of colossal Ice Age floods that reshaped the Northwest and fostered new geologic thought.When geologist J Harlan Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, he realized he was viewing a landscape sculpted by wate
An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Anthony Esolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-04-08
“Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” —American Spectator Play dates, soccer practice, day care, political correctness, drudgery without facts, television, video games, constant supervision, endless distractions: these and other insidious trends in child rearing and education are now the hallmarks of childhood. As author Anthony Esolen demonstrates in this elegantly written, often wickedly funny book, almost everything we are doing to children now constricts their imaginations. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child takes square aim at these accelerating trends. This practical, insightful book is essential reading for any parent who cares about the paltry thing that childhood has become, and who wants to give a child something beyond the dull drone of today’s culture.
Author: David McCullough Jr
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
An inspirational and timely reflection on the way we bring up children that will resonate with parents everywhere. 'Longtime high school English teacher McCullough scores an A+ with this volume for teens and parents. Rich in literary references and poetic in cadence, the author also offers plenty of hilarious and pointed comments on teens and today's society.' - Publishers Weekly So you think you're special? Well, think again: you're not. David McCullough Jr, a US high-school English teacher, found himself suddenly famous in 2012 when his commencement address to graduating high-school seniors went viral on Youtube. the main theme of that speech, 'You're not special', seemed to hit a nerve and validate a sense among people worldwide that something is deeply and fundamentally wrong with the way children are being raised today. From infancy, he observed, children are taught to believe they are unique and special, deserving of every advantage, destined for success. Consequently they learn to work hard and distinguish themselves for the sake of status and material reward rather than for the benefit of others - the larger community; the world. Success is defined as something almost entirely selfish. there is little attention or time given to the pursuit of education for the sake of wisdom, or even real happiness. Drawing from his long career as an educator and experience as a father of teenage boys, McCullough will expand upon the ideas laid out in his radical twelve-minute speech and argue that we can do better - as parents and as teachers - than fostering in our children a sense of privilege and entitlement. Watch the speech at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfxYhtf8o4 Or read it at: http://theswellesleyreport.com/2012/06/wellesley-high-grads-told-youre-not-special/
Author: Peter Grant
Publisher: Macintyrepurcell Publishing, Incorporated
Release Date: 2017-04
Genre: Vancouver Island (B.C.)
"From savouring wild blackberry desert wine in Cobble Hill to professional tea leaf readings at the Calico Cat, browsing the local produce at the Qualicum Farmers' Market and gazing up at the country's largest tree in Cheewhat Lake, this is the MUST list every Islander MUST have. From the wild, windswept shores of surfing town Tofino to the best bang-for-your-buck breakfast, it is all here."--