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The City by the Sea

A compelling account of the luxury and splendor of Newport's nineteenth-century summer "cottages." In his latest contribution to America's architectural record, Michael C. Kathrens gives house enthusiasts a superbly visual and informative book on Newport's early resort architecture. The nineteenth ... Read More about
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Lauren Edmondson
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"Elin Hilderbrand meets Edith Wharton in this delightfully juicy tale. I loved every minute." --Meg Mitchell Moore, bestselling author of Vacationland It's the wedding of the season and all of Newport is abuzz in this funny, joyous, whip-smart novel about two modern-day society families and the summ ... Read More about
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John R. Tschirch
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In 1789, Jedidiah Morse described Newport and its environs as the "Eden of America" in the First Geography of the United States. America's Eden: Newport Landscapes through the Ages builds on this legendary image of a centuries-old paradise, and establishes Newport as a cultural landscape of national ... Read More about
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Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An engrossing and sumptuous tale, this novel is a fantastic spring read." — Good Morning America From the New York Times bestselling team of Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White—a novel of money and secrets set among the famous summer mansions of Newport, R ... Read More about
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2021 New England Society Book Award winner The Adventures of a Narrative Gardener is an entirely new kind of garden book, rather than a homage to contemporary gardens, a survey of historic gardens or a "how-to" manual. Through a careful mix of rich visual imagery and memoir, author Ronald Lee Flemin ... Read More about
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Newport was the summer home of internationally famous people at the time Island Cemetery was formed. Remarkably, many of these people chose to be buried here alongside the men and women who lived in the city year-round. Richard Morris Hunt, America's foremost architect, George T. Downing, civil ri ... Read More about
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While now known as America's summer playground, Newport was at one time the nation's fifth-largest seaport, containing a diverse population that is reflected in its burial sites. Of special significance is the largest marked site for eighteenth-century African Americans in the country, as well as th ... Read More about
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John R. Tschirch
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As one of the most historically intact cities in North America, Newport, Rhode Island, has a cultural and architectural heritage of national significance. Each of the city's districts has its own distinct character with street plans and buildings revealing the political, religious, commercial, and a ... Read More about
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Therese Anne Fowler
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The New York Times and USA Today bestseller The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, written by Therese Anne Fowler, a New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Alva Smith, her southern family destitute ... Read More about
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Gregory Blake Smith
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Named one of the best books of 2018 by The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and The Advocate“Staggeringly brilliant . . . You’ll start The Maze of Windermere with bewilderment, but you’ll close it in awe.” —The Washington Post “Pitch perfect.” —New York Times Book Review When a drunken party gues ... Read More about
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An accusation of attempted murder rudely interrupted Mary Arnold's dalliances with working men and her extensive shopping sprees. When her husband Benedict fell deathly ill and then asserted she had tried to kill him with poison, the result was a dramatic petition for divorce. The case before the Rh ... Read More about
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The college baseball season doesn’t end when the school year is finished. Many of the top NCAA Division I, II, and III baseball players continue to play in one of the game’s most unique environments, the summer wood bat leagues. They swap aluminum bats for wood and play from June through August in m ... Read More about
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A revelatory look at the separation of church and state in America—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Influenza For four hundred years, Americans have fought over the proper relationships between church and state and between a free individual and the state. This is the story of ... Read More about
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year Winner of the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Award for Social History Finalist for the Harriet Tubman Prize Fina ... Read More about
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Hazel Gaynor
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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman w ... Read More about
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Rob Lewis
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Visit the town of Newport, one of New England's largest seaports, through this new and exciting photographic history. Founded in 1639, the city of Newport offered a temperate climate and a wealth of natural resources to early settlers seeking religious freedom. In Colonial times, Newport flourished ... Read More about
Thornton Wilder
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“An extremely entertaining array of American life in a bygone era.” — New Yorker The last of Thornton Wilder’s works published during his lifetime, Theophilus North is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventures of Wilder’s twin brother who died at birth. This edition features an updated ... Read More about
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Tells the story of one state in particular whose role in the slave trade was outsized: Rhode Island Historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early American economic life. Like their northern neighbors, Rhode Islanders bought and sold slaves and supplies that ... Read More about
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A richly illustrated romp with America's Gilded Age leisure class--and those angling to join it Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age. Between 1870 and 1900, the United States' population doubled, accompanied by an unparalleled industrial expansion, and an explosion of wealth unlike any the world had ... Read More about
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Take a trip with Larry Stanford through 350 years of Newport's hidden, dark history. Founded by a small band of religious freedom seekers in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, subsequently became a bustling colonial seaport teeming with artists, sailors, prosperous merchants and, perhaps most distinctive ... Read More about
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John T. Duchesneau, Kathleen Troost-Cramer
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Fort Adams has a rich and illustrious history as defender of Narragansett Bay. On the shores of Newport, Rhode Island, the fort was named for the nation's second president, John Adams. Humbly beginning as an earthwork in 1776, it remained an active fort until its permanent closure in 1950. Fort Adam ... Read More about
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James M. Ricci
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Newport is a premier destination, but getting to the city has not always been easy. For three centuries, ferries crossed Narragansett Bay's East Passage. That all changed on June 28, 1969, the day the Newport Bridge opened, and it closed the last remaining gap between Aquidneck and Conanicut Island ... Read More about
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Brian M. Stinson
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Newport, Rhode Island, has been a city of innovation since its beginning nearly four centuries ago. Some of the claims on a national level are true, while some have been greatly distorted over the years. The first law banning the importation of slaves in the colonies was enacted in the city, and th ... Read More about
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Rob Lewis, Ryan A. Young
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In the three-hundred-fifty-plus years that Newport has existed, it has held a fascination for those who love the sea. Along its narrow streets are nestled the largest collection of preserved eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century dwellings in America. The sailing is spectacular, and the natural h ... Read More about
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International Tennis Hall of Fame &. Mus
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The birth of American tournament tennis began in 1881 when the Newport Casino hosted the first US National Singles Championship (forerunner of the US Open) and annually thereafter until 1915. Tournament tennis has been played here ever since, including the present-day Hall of Fame Tennis Championshi ... Read More about
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M. E. Reilly-McGreen
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Experience the history of Rhode Island and learn about the Ocean State's most fascinating and wild women. Read of Mercy Brown, a nineteen-year-old consumption victim who was thought to be a vampire and whose body was exhumed and discovered with blood in the heart. There was Goody Seager, accused of ... Read More about
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Rick Harris
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The City by the Sea boasts an ambitious baseball history dating back to the early days of America's favorite pastime. In 1897, the Newport Colts became the first professional baseball team to ever tie in a playoff series. By the 1900s, baseball was being. ... Read More about
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Lionel D. Wyld
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The visual history of the navy in Newport from mercantile trade to world war and the Naval War College. Known throughout the world as The City by the Sea, Newport, Rhode Island, has a long history of maritime activity. Since the Colonial period, Newport has been recognized as both an important seap ... Read More about
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From the grand majesty of the Breakers to the beautiful proportions of Rosecliff, these houses are enduring reminders of the architectural flowering of the Gilded Age. Where the salty air mingles with the far-off laughter of women. ... Read More about
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Charlotte Taylor
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Rhode Island boasts a rich maritime history. In this collection of fifteen vintage-photograph postcards, Charlotte Taylor explores the state's shipwreck past. ... Read More about
A history of the Narragansett Tribe of RI from early European encounters to the tribe's return to sovereignty in the 20th Century. Before Roger Williams set foot in the New World, the Narragansett farmed corn and squash, hunted beaver and deer, and harvested clams and oysters throughout what would ... Read More about
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Richard V. Simpson
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For over one hundred and fifty years, the America's Cup has been the premier prize as yachtsmen have been pitted against sailors from around the world in an effort to win this prestigious race. The race takes its name from the champion schooner America, which was created due in large part to the eff ... Read More about
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M. E. Reilly-McGreen
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Prepare yourself to journey through the local tales of fright throughout Rhode Island. Rhode Island's ghostly heritage is as deep and profound as the history of the state itself. From the ghastly moaning bones of Mount Tom to the stately haunt of Judge Potter in a local library, Rhode Island's appa ... Read More about
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