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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
In the opening pages of Moby Dick , Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, ?the dearest place to live in, in all of New England.? But the old fishing port and manufacturing center?once one of the richest cities in New England?has withered in the modern economy. Its once-prosperous fishermen now struggle with government regulations and... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 20.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston will lead you straight to the best attractions Boston has to offer. You'll find detailed background information on the best things to do in Boston, from visiting historic Harvard University and taking one of many walking tours to watching a Boston Red Sox game. ... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 14.99
Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 29.95
A revelatory account of the aspirations and accomplishments of the people who founded the New England colonies, comparing the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution. Distinguished historian David D. Hall looks afresh at how the colonists set up churches, civil governments, and methods for... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
The Westford Knight is a controversial stone feature in Massachusetts. Some believe it is an effigy of a 14th century knight, evidence carved into stone of an early European visit to the New World by Henry Sinclair, the Earl of Orkney and Lord of Roslin. In 1954, an archaeologist encountered the mysterious stone carving, long known to locals and ascribed... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.27
Provincetown, one of the most idiosyncratic and extraordinary towns in the United States, perched on the sandy tip at the end of Cape Cod, has been amenable and intriguing to outsiders for as long as it has existed. 'It is one of the places in the world you can disappear into. It is the Morocco of North America, the New Orleans of the north.' ... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
As the only person aboard the Mayflower with military experience, Captain Miles Standish led a small militia that would defend the new colonial settlement in Plymouth. Protecting the colony was a task he would perform with amazing success throughout his long career in the New World, though not without controversy. In his confrontations with Native... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
In an attempt to avoid persecution for his religious beliefs, William Bradford boarded the Mayflower for freedom in the New World. After a difficult and lengthy journey, what Bradford saw was "a desolate wilderness," a territory more than 500 miles from the closest English settlement and one in which he and the other colonists were not legally... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 16.00
?For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.? ?Russell Baker Nantucket is a tiny island with a huge history. In his first book of history, Away Off Shore , New York Times -bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm,... more...