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Remembering Manchester: Towering Titans and Unsung Heroes

Remembering Manchester: Towering Titans and Unsung Heroes

by John Clayton
     
 

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The general's courage and calm under pressure would be echoed by many other sons and daughters of Manchester in the succeeding centuries, as the hamlet settled around Amoskeag Falls grew into New Hampshire's largest city. John Clayton describes thirty-two of the Queen City's most remarkable residents, from Iwo Jima flag raiser Rene Gagnon and fast-food innovator

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The general's courage and calm under pressure would be echoed by many other sons and daughters of Manchester in the succeeding centuries, as the hamlet settled around Amoskeag Falls grew into New Hampshire's largest city. John Clayton describes thirty-two of the Queen City's most remarkable residents, from Iwo Jima flag raiser Rene Gagnon and fast-food innovator Richard McDonald to lesser-known but equally compelling figures, including beloved lunch cart driver Arthur Red Ullrich and the late firefighter Dave Anderson. Collecting columns first published in the New Hampshire Union Leader, Clayton reveals the essence of Manchester's enduring strength and appeal: its people.

Editorial Reviews

Manchester born and bred, John Clayton is a hometown loyalist to the marrow. The New Hampshire Union Leader journalist has written six books about the Queen City, was the Emmy-winning longtime host of PBS's New Hampshire Crossroads, and has garnered several awards for his "In the City" column. Remembering Manchester, New Hampshire spotlights no fewer than 32 town residents who showed their mettle through valor or perseverance. Obviously a labor of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596297067
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/26/2009
Series:
American Chronicles Ser.
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
728,551
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John Clayton is the author of The Cowboy Girl and other books. Since 1993 he has written regularly about history and culture for Montana Magazine, the Montana Quarterly, Montana: The Magazine of Western History, and even some publications that don't include Montana"? in their names. You can learn more at his website, www.johnclaytonbooks.com."

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