Women of Martha's Vineyard

Women of Martha's Vineyard


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Generations of women have traveled to Martha's Vineyard to find solace in its calming waves and varied shoreline. Many prominent and capable women set down roots, contributing to the fabric of the community on the island. Learn of the brilliant poet Nancy Luce, who lived in isolation with her chickens. Emily Post, whose name is synonymous with good manners, sought respite from her personal struggles on the Vineyard. Famed horticulturalist Polly Hill left a perennial legacy for islanders with her tranquil arboretum. In the twentieth century, novelist Dorothy West captured the beauty of Martha's Vineyard with her work. Historian Thomas Dresser provides a series of biographical sketches of these extraordinary women who were bound by their love of the island.

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ISBN-13: 9781609499037
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Tom Dresser has contributed articles to the local press and published numerous books on New England history. He drives a school bus during the year and a tour bus in season. Tom and his wife, Joyce, have been married for fourteen years. Between them, they have five children and seven grandchildren. For more information visit thomasdresser.com. Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator, and human rights activist. She has published three books of poetry. At the forefront of the field of international human rights since she joined the board of Amnesty International USA in 1970, she has chaired PEN's Freedom to Write Committee and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

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