Rhode Island 101

Author: Tim Lehnert
Publisher: Macintyrepurcell Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781772760149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Rhode Island Curiosities

Author: Seth Brown
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9780762743384
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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).

Moon Rhode Island

Author: Liz Lee
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631213555
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

101 Things to Do in Rhode Island

Author: Gary J. Sikorski
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764351389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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."

Vancouver Island Book of Everything

Author: Peter Grant
Publisher: Macintyre & Purcell Pub
ISBN: 9780978478483
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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!

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Author: Anthony Esolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497620724
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“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.

Walks and Rambles in Rhode Island

Author: Ken Weber
Publisher: Backcountry Guides
ISBN: 9780881504583
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Prince Edward Island Book of Musts

Author: Erin Moore
Publisher: Macintyre & Purcell Pub
ISBN: 9780978478414
Format: PDF
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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.

Chains

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416998617
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.