Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda: Westport, Connecticut 1920

Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda: Westport, Connecticut 1920

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632260970
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 805,019
Product dimensions: 12.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard “Deej” Webb Jr., is an author, an award winning educator, and a documentary filmmaker. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he has taught history for twenty four years at both the high school and college levels. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is also co-creator and co-producer with Robert Williams of a documentary film about the Fitzgeralds in Connecticut, which is a companion to this book. He has been a resident of the Westport, Connecticut area since 1967. He lives happily in an historic home with his wife Deborah, and their dogs, Zelda and Daisy.

Foreword by Robert Steven Williams, a Harvard Business School Graduate, music industry consultant and film-maker who lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Williams and Webb have collaborated on a film about Fitzgerald in Westport that will air on public television in 2018.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Welcome to Westport
Notes
Afterword
Appendix
Sources
Acknowledgments

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From the Publisher

As the fourth generation of Charleses (in our redundant family) involved in publishing this classic Jazz Age novel, I read every new book written about it. This one is quite simply the most original, entertaining and dramatic new window on the origins of Gatsby and the syncopated lives of Scott and Zelda in decades! It’s as brilliant as Fitzgerald’s ‘Diamond as Big as the Ritz’ and reads like a detective story illustrated by photos worthy of the cinema screen (no surprise it will soon be a documentary film). Refreshing, engaging, enlightening, and as fun as one of Gatsby’s parties, it is more than a beautiful book: it is a gift, indeed a treasure. Five stars plus a green light!
— Charles Scribner

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