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.
Author: Gary J. Sikorski
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Release Date: 2016-08-28
Travel with local resident and photographer Gary J. Sikorski on a tour of 101 things to do and see in this beautiful coastal state. Known for its sandy beaches and quaint seaside towns, the smallest state contains many big wonders. Through more than 300 stunning photographs, explore cramped antique shops in Chepachet, climb historic lighthouse towers on Narragansett Bay, marvel at lavish Great Gatsby-era mansions in Newport, visit world-class art galleries in Providence, climb the rocky cliffs on Block Island, and feast on freshly steamed lobster with the ocean breeze blowing through your hair in Bristol. Captions and text include helpful tips from a local's perspective and other useful information. Handy maps of the state, Newport, Providence, and Block Island are also included. Whether it s your first trip to the Ocean State or you re a local, you are sure to find something new and exciting that Rhode Island has to offer."
Author: Peter Grant
Publisher: Macintyre & Purcell Pub
Release Date: 2008
From Hudson's Bay outpost to gold rush fever and coal and lumber barons to political scandals Island-style to the mighty Douglas fir and Pacific salmon and profiles of Emily Carr, Cougar Annie and the Dunsmuir clan, no book is more comprehensive than the Vancouver Island Book of Everything. No book is more fun! Well-known Islanders weigh in on their favourite things about Vancouver Island. Robert Bateman shares his five most inspiring island locales; Michael Halleran tells us the five graves you simply must visit at Ross Bay Cemetery; Ian Vantreight tells us his five Island weather complaints; history teacher and Vancouver Island digital archive editor Patrick Dunae gives us his five essential Vancouver Island reads; professor Barbara Helem Whittington gives us her five favorite memories of growing up on the island. From politics to the country's best weather to the origins behind place names, Island slang, serial killers and the First People...it's all here! Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more complete book about Vancouver Island. If you love Vancouver Island, you'll love the Vancouver Island Book of Everything!
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.
From potters and painters in Breadalbane to a museum devoted exclusively to seaweed in Miminagash, live music at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown to a sleep over at the West Point Lighthouse and the wonders of the Daylily farm in Belfast, this is the MUST list every Islander MUST have. From a beach rich with sand dollars and piping plovers, to the best greasy breakfast for your buck, it is all here. We also get Islanders from across the province to give us their MUST lists. They give us the most romantic beaches . . . Tastiest local recipes . . . Weirdest monuments . . . Best places to go antiquing . . . Coolest cafes. This is the ultimate insider MUST list. If you love Prince Edward Island, you simply MUST have the PEI Book of Musts.
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: 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: Charles Rappleye
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-05-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A dual portrait of robber baron John Brown and his social reformist Quaker brother, Moses, traces their lives in pre-Revolutionary War America and provides coverage of their political partnership, disparate views on slavery, and co-founding of Brown University. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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: Lisa Henry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-04-10
The struggle is real. Nick Stahlnecker is eighteen and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of existential panic, and a hopeless crush on the unattainable Jai Hazenbrook. Except how do you know that your coworker's unattainable unless you ask to blow him in the porta-potty? That's probably not what Dad meant when he said Nick should act more like an adult. Twenty-five-year-old Jai is back in his hometown of Franklin, Ohio, just long enough to earn the money to get the hell out again. His long-term goal of seeing more of the world is worth the short-term pain of living in his mother's basement, but only barely. Meeting Nick doesn't fit in with Jai's plans at all, but, as Jai soon learns, you don't have to travel halfway around the world to have the adventure of a lifetime. This is not a summer romance. This is a summer friendship-with-benefits. It's got pizza with disgusting toppings, Netflix and chill, and accidental exhibitionism. That's all. There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.
Author: Glenn Laxton
Publisher: The History Press
Release Date: 2009
Surprising tales and unexpected anecdotes color Rhode Island's legacy, from the accounts of its three brave "Titanic" survivors to the whirlwind Revolutionary War romance between a Smithfield girl and a French viscount. Rhode Island historian Glenn Laxton uncovers the exceptional citizens whom history has forgotten, like Robert the Hermit, a man who endured three escapes from slavery before finding liberty and peace in Rumford; the illustrious Lippitt family, who spearheaded advancements in deaf education; and Christiana Bannister, a Narragansett tribe member, nineteenth-century entrepreneur and wife to the most successful African American artist of the time. With moments of tragedy, as in the "Lexington" steamboat disaster, as well as triumph, as in the case of small-town boy turned baseball hero Joe Connolly, "Hidden History of Rhode Island" delivers the best Ocean State stories you've never heard before.