Rhode Island 101

Everything You Wanted to Know about Rhode Island and Were Going to Ask Anyway

Author: Tim Lehnert

Publisher: Macintyrepurcell Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781772760149

Category:

Page: 248

View: 8964

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff

Author: Seth Brown

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9780762743384

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 9363

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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).

101 Things to Do in Rhode Island

Author: Gary J. Sikorski

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764351389

Category:

Page: 168

View: 8586

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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."

Moon Rhode Island

Author: Liz Lee

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631213555

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 7364

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Author: Anthony Esolen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497620724

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9139

DOWNLOAD NOW »
“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.

Vancouver Island Book of Everything

Everything You Wanted to Know about Vancouver Island and Were Going to Ask Anyway

Author: Peter Grant,Suzanne Morphet,Diane Selkirk

Publisher: Macintyre & Purcell Pub

ISBN: 9780978478483

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 5441

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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!

Finding Peter

A True Story of the Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life after Death

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621573907

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 1035

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Prince Edward Island Book of Musts

101 Places Every Islander Must See

Author: Erin Moore

Publisher: Macintyre & Purcell Pub

ISBN: 9780978478414

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 807

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Walks and Rambles in Rhode Island

40 Trails for Birders and Nature Lovers

Author: Ken Weber

Publisher: Backcountry Guides

ISBN: 9780881504583

Category: Nature

Page: 237

View: 9746

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Chains

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416998617

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5403

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Hidden History of Rhode Island

Not-To-Be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State

Author: Glenn Laxton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9781596297289

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 1399

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Happiness Is a Choice You Make

Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

Author: John Leland

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374717052

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3608

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”— those eighty-five and up. In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”—informed by those who have mastered the art.

102 Minutes

The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

Author: Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805094210

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7966

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Traces the hours following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center to reveal the first-hand experiences of survivors, in a volume that draws on oral reports, e-mails, radio transcripts, and cell-phone conversations.

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Author: John B. Izzo

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442966343

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 9532

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An award-winning writer and author, corporate culture crusader, and global sustainability advocate, Izzo has devoted his life and career to facilitating deeper conversations about personal values, work culture, life-fulfillment, leadership responsibility, and the true definition of "success."

The Zombie Survival Guide

Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1400049628

Category: Humor

Page: 254

View: 2819

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Providence & Rhode Island Chef's Table

Extraordinary Recipes from the Ocean State

Author: Linda Beaulieu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493010611

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 7505

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The state of Rhode Island is so small, it’s more like a city-state with just about everything within easy driving distance. Rhode Island really is like one big city where you can drive thirty minutes in any direction and find a restaurant worthy of your time and money. Rue de l’Espoir and Pot au Feu were the early pioneers, serving French cuisine and bistro fare. Al Forno and New Rivers opened in 1980, both garnering national acclaim for their Modern Italian cuisine and New American cuisine, respectively. Not surprisingly, these four wonderful restaurants are still in business today. Their continued success is a testament to their culinary vision. It was those venerable restaurants and chefs that brought media attention to little Rhode Island, but so many chefs and restaurateurs deserve to be mentioned: If Rhode Island had a foodie hall of fame, these well-established culinary stars would all deserve a place there. Standing on their shoulders is a whole new generation of young chefs, members of the new progressive food movement. They are equally passionate about their food and where it comes from. They have all formed close ties to local farmers and fishermen to ensure the freshest possible ingredients are delivered regularly to their kitchens. With 100 recipes for the home cook from the state’s most celebrated eateries and showcasing full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The delicious dishes featured here are personal histories––stories of people, place. Each recipe, chef profile, and photo tells its part of the story of Rhode Island.

Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9085

DOWNLOAD NOW »
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

Cadillac Desert

The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

Author: Marc Reisner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 1328

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Boy in the Black Suit

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442459522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6444

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace” (Kirkus Reviews) from the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award–winning author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.