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Nantucket: Portrait of an American Town
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Nantucket: Portrait of an American Town

by Mary Haft
 
Twenty years ago, Nantucket had roughly four thousand year-round residents; now islanders number closer to 10,000, with summer enticing thousands of additional visitors. In the process, they have transformed the landscape, the sensibility, even the landmarks once taken for granted. Through lavish photographs, both archival and new, Nantucket: Portrait of an

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Twenty years ago, Nantucket had roughly four thousand year-round residents; now islanders number closer to 10,000, with summer enticing thousands of additional visitors. In the process, they have transformed the landscape, the sensibility, even the landmarks once taken for granted. Through lavish photographs, both archival and new, Nantucket: Portrait of an American Town takes a sweeping, comprehensive look at this beautiful island—its history and traditions, and the people who call it home. Long-time Nantucketer Mary Haft successfully digs beneath the façade of the famous resort to reveal the heart of a small town that beats within.

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Just a few decades ago, year-round Nantucketers were being hailed as a dying breed of hearty New Englanders. And then the secret got out. Living in Nantucket through all its distinct seasons holds a pleasure that only wimps and inveterate landlubbers can't appreciate. Mary Haft's labor of love, Nantucket: Portrait of an American Town, carries the scent of the ocean and a sense of immediacy that only a longtime resident could impart. It's filled with photographs, both archival and new, and stories imbued with the atmosphere of day-to-day life on this rugged, windswept island.

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ISBN-13:
9780981582801
Publisher:
Windcliff Press
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,373,931
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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