Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City

Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City

by Eric D. Lehman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596296169
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 1,270,995
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and is the president of the Bridgeport chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. His essays, reviews, poems and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines, and his previous book, Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City, was released in 2009 by The History Press. Travel writing is his passion, whether he is hiking the Inca Trail in Peru or fly-fishing the rivers of Connecticut. He lives in Hamden with his wife and two cats.

Table of Contents

Prologue 7

Chapter 1 A World in Miniature 10

Chapter 2 Stitching History 22

Chapter 3 Lincoln's First Fried Oyster 30

Chapter 4 With Her Eyes to the Sea 39

Chapter 5 When Animals Roamed the Streets 47

Chapter 6 The Playthings of Possibility 58

Chapter 7 Becoming Park City 68

Chapter 8 A Tale of Two Inventors 77

Chapter 9 Textbooks and Toothaches 86

Chapter 10 Arsenal of a Nation 95

Chapter 11 The Pogo Years 105

Chapter 12 Tragedy and Rebirth 113

Bibliography 119

About the Author 127

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