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Hidden History of Rhode Island: Not-To-Be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State (Hidden History)

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Surprising tales and unexpected anecdotes color Rhode Island's
legacy, from the accounts of its three brave Titanic survivors to the whirlwind Revolutionary War romance between a Smithfield girl and a French viscount. Rhode Island historian Glenn Laxton
uncovers the exceptional citizens whom history has forgotten, like Robert the Hermit, a man who endured three escapes from
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Paperback, 156 pages
Published November 27th 2009 by History Press (SC)
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Shannon
Sep 20, 2012 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, history
There are a lot of interesting stories that come out of Rhode Island, unfortunately this book tends to tell them in a dull way. The writing came across like a high school report for each person he wrote about. I also found that footnotes would have been incredibly helpful. There are several instances where they are needed. Instead, the author frequently included extra information directly in the narrative. I was pretty disappointed in this book. From reading books like Sex with Kings/Queens and ...more
Bill
Dec 29, 2009 Bill rated it liked it

This short book is a collection of stories about not so well know Rhode Islanders who should not be forgetten. The book appears to be a series of newspaper articles pasted together to form this volume. A few of the photos, unless I am mistaken have nothing to do with the text. A good book for those with only a few minutes to spare here and there to read.
Raina Smith
Nov 03, 2012 Raina Smith rated it it was amazing
Glenn Laxton is a master storyteller. Stories of Rhode Island history, within these pages, are interesting, well told and should be remembered.
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