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Long River Winding: Life, Love, and Death Along the Connecticut is one traveler's journey of discovery along the New England's longest and most significant river-the Connecticut, which flows from the Canadian border to Long Island Sound.
His journey turned up fascinating stories hidden in the landscape, stories of the famous and the infamous from both past and present. These are tales of love and death, saints and scoundrels, wisdom and stillness, secrets and mysteries. Their subjects range from a titled British lady whose spirit still hovers over Old Saybrook after 360 years to a courageous police chief trying to tame a troubled Valley city in 2002.
The Connecticut River Valley has long been a watershed of American literature, leaders, and social trends. Did you know that Mark Twain wrote most of his books about the Mississippi River while living near the Connecticut? Or that "the number-one female film star of all time" grew up and retired here? Or that the first submarine was invented and launched here by a strange Yankee genius who later vanished? Or that a deadly witchcraft frenzy swept the area long before the infamous Salem witch trials?
With humor, insight, and a sharp eye for unforgettable people and their remarkable stories, the author takes us on a journey along 410 miles of river and four centuries of history. It's an armchair adventure that no American should miss.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|