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Newport: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969 (Paperback)
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Newport: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969 (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 01/06/2015
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In this important contribution to the history of Newport, Rhode Island, and New England, Rockwell Stensrud charts the story of the founding of the settlement in the seventeenth century, following its history and the lives of key characters to the late twentieth century in an engaging and readable narrative. Impeccably researched and illustrated, and newly published in softcover format, this is not a heavy academic text, but is full of drama and interest throughout.

Rockwell Stensrud is the author of Inventing Rhode Island: Six Lives (2014); and a senior producer and writer for ABC News.

Publisher: D Giles Ltd
ISBN: 9781907804762
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 229 x 160 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Bravo! The book is a delight!"--David McCullough
"It seems Newport came to embody the American ideal first. And within these pages, you can marvel at how its maverick residents accomplished that feat"--Christopher Schoppa, "The Washington Post"
"Unlike a heavy historical text, "Newport: A Lively Experiment" carries the reader along like a yacht under full sail, each successive chapter another wave"--Anne Kugielsky, "Antiques and The Arts Weekly"
"This useful and interesting book will be a valued possession of both the scholar and general reader alike"--John B. Hattendorf, "The New England Quarterly"

Bravo! The book is a delight! David McCullough
It seems Newport came to embody the American ideal first. And within these pages, you can marvel at how its maverick residents accomplished that feat Christopher Schoppa, "The Washington Post"
Carries the reader along like a yacht under full sail, each successive chapter another wave Anne Kugielsky, "Antiques and The Arts Weekly"
This useful and interesting book will be a valued possession of both the scholar and general reader alike John B. Hattendorf, "The New England Quarterly"
"[A] comprehensive look at a fascinating city and its history""Maine Antique Digest"
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-Bravo! The book is a delight!---David McCullough
-It seems Newport came to embody the American ideal first. And within these pages, you can marvel at how its maverick residents accomplished that feat---Christopher Schoppa, The Washington Post
-Carries the reader along like a yacht under full sail, each successive chapter another wave---Anne Kugielsky, Antiques and The Arts Weekly
-This useful and interesting book will be a valued possession of both the scholar and general reader alike---John B. Hattendorf, The New England Quarterly
-[A] comprehensive look at a fascinating city and its history---Maine Antique Digest


"Bravo! The book is a delight!"--David McCullough

"It seems Newport came to embody the American ideal first. And within these pages, you can marvel at how its maverick residents accomplished that feat"--Christopher Schoppa, The Washington Post

"Carries the reader along like a yacht under full sail, each successive chapter another wave"--Anne Kugielsky, Antiques and The Arts Weekly

"This useful and interesting book will be a valued possession of both the scholar and general reader alike"--John B. Hattendorf, The New England Quarterly

"[A] comprehensive look at a fascinating city and its history"--Maine Antique Digest

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