It Happened in Rhode Island

It Happened in Rhode Island

by Seth Brown
     
 

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True Tales from the Ocean State's Past- from the earliest stirrings of religious freedom to the stitching together of the world's largest sock

Rhode Island may be the smallest of the fifty states but it has the heart of a lion, and its history reverberates far beyond the seven hills on which it was founded. It Happened in Rhode Island goes behind the scenes to

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True Tales from the Ocean State's Past- from the earliest stirrings of religious freedom to the stitching together of the world's largest sock

Rhode Island may be the smallest of the fifty states but it has the heart of a lion, and its history reverberates far beyond the seven hills on which it was founded. It Happened in Rhode Island goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Ocean State.

Sail the high seas with notorious privateer Abraham Whipple, who commanded the most successful attack of the entire Revolutionary War against his majesty's Royal Navy.

Learn the story of Rhode Island's most famous vampire, Mercy Brown, who died on January 17, 1892.

Read about George Herman "Babe" Ruth's first professional home run hit-and find out why it was only scored a triple.

Join the congregation at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Newport for the wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762769742
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,295,158
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Former Providence Journal columnist Seth Brown writes his award-winning weekly column "The Pun Also Rises" for the North Adams Transcript, and occasional reviews for the Berkshire Eagle and USA Today. He has written four books, including Rhode Island Curiosities and From God To Verse. His website is www.RisingPun.com.

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