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N Is For Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet . (Discover America State By State. Alphabet Series)
Elissa D. Grodin
Sleeping Bear Press
As one of the 13 original colonies, the state of Connecticut has played a pivotal role in our nation's history -- from its Revolutionary War figures such as Nathan Hale to its captains of industry and invention. N is for Nutmeg entertains as it informs readers on the history and geography, facts and folklore of Connecticut -- learn why Groton is the submarine capital of the world and how Samuel Clemens got his pen name.
Connecticut (America the Beautiful)
The America the Beautiful series takes readers on a photographic tour of the country's most beautiful states and most vibrant cities. Top photographers contribute their best images of both well-known destinations and hidden gems, and clear and informative captions bring each scene to life. These handsomely designed books show the beauty of each destination and will be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. As one of the Thirteen Colonies, ...
Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island (State Hiking Guides Series)
Rhonda and George Ostertag
Lace up your boots and sample some of the best trails in New England. Trek through verdant forests in south-central Connecticut. Amble along secluded rivers and bays at wildlife sanctuaries in Rhode Island. Veteran hikers and outdoor writers Rhonda and George Ostertag will introduce you to these trails and more. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ...
Explorer's Guide Connecticut (Eighth Edition) (Explorer's Complete)
Andi Marie Cantele
"Comprehensive . . .well organized . . . should be carried in every glove compartment of every car that traverses Connecticut highways."— Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Connecticut Welcomed and praised by newspapers across the state, Explorer’s Guide Connecticut gives visitors and residents alike detailed descriptions of attractions and little-known tips about the Nutmeg State. Veteran travel writers Barnett Laschever and Andi Marie ...
Connecticut Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)
Globe Pequot Press
Connecticut Curiosities, 3rd Edition is part of a GPP homegrown series of state-specific books that describe, with humor and affection—and a healthy dose of attitude—the oddest, quirkiest, and most outlandish places, personalities, events, and phenomena found within the state’s borders and in the chronicles of its history.A fun, accessible read for travelers and non travelers alike—a great armchair book with quirky b/w photographs ...
Hidden History of Connecticut
The History Press
Connecticut's history is full of engaging and fascinating stories--rocks that are national monuments, the "people's sculptor," football players on chapel finials, moons on the Travelers calendars, artists Frederic Church and Eric Sloane and even a Thanksgiving Day touch football game with a future president. These are tales from Greenwich to Enfield, from Sharon to Old Lyme and so much in between. Follow along with historian Wilson Faude in this ...
Insiders' Guide® to Connecticut (Insiders' Guide Series)
Insiders' Guide to Connecticut is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Nutmeg State. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Connecticut offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state. Features a full-color insert.
Connecticut Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
Globe Pequot Press
Connecticut Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Connecticut Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Connecticut that other guidebooks just don't offer.
Good Night Connecticut (Good Night Our World)
Good Night Books
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions, and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic ...
Food Lovers' Guide to® Connecticut: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' ...
Globe Pequot Press
The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable ...
Seasons of Connecticut: A Year-Round Celebration of the Nutmeg State (Positively Connecticut)
A beautifully illustrated four-season celebration of the Nutmeg state by Emmy awardwinning journalist and native Diane Smith Roses displaying their first delicate blooms. Farmer’s markets and sailing regattas. Giant pumpkins in time for Halloween. A sleigh ride, white churches, and snowy woods. The four seasons are why many of us live in Connecticut and why others visit. In other parts of America, it may be warm or rainy all year, or ...
Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, & Full of Surprises
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
From tales of its haunted history, curious encounters, and forgotten places, Connecticut is full of surprises and worth investigating whether you re a local or an out-of-towner. Visit abandoned Norwich State Hospital and Daniel s Village, hear stories of demonic possessions, and discover the mysteries of Plum Island and the lore of Pirate treasure and witchcraft.
Connecticut Unscathed: Victory in the Great Narragansett War, 1675–1676 (Campaigns and Commanders Series)
Jason W. Warren Ph.D
University of Oklahoma Press
The conflict that historians have called King Philip’s War still ranks as one of the bloodiest per capita in American history. An Indian coalition ravaged much of New England, killing six hundred colonial fighting men (not including their Indian allies), obliterating seventeen white towns, and damaging more than fifty settlements. The version of these events that has come down to us focuses on Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay—the colonies ...
AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut: Four-Season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails From The Highlands To The ...
Charles W.G. Smith
Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Discover fifty of the best day hikes the state of Connecticut has to offer with this fully updated, four-season guide from the outdoor experts at the Appalachian Mountain Club. Whether you are a visitor looking to explore the tallest peak in the state, a longtime resident seeking new riverside or shoreline adventures, or a family seeking short hikes along the Appalachian Trail, this guide is a must-have reference. This new edition features ...
The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697)
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Connecticut Coast: A Town-By-Town Illustrated History
Globe Pequot Press
Connecticut Coast is a richly illustrated history of the Nutmeg State’s storied shoreline, from New York State to Rhode Island. Researched and written by a longtime expert in Connecticut history, it comprises a brief narrative on each of the twenty-four shoreline communities, accompanied by the area’s best historic photography. Sidebars sprinkled throughout present lighthouses, fishing and shellfishing, transportation, storms, and ...
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dover Thrift Editions)
In this classic satiric novel, published in 1889, Hank Morgan, a supervisor in a Connecticut gun factory, falls unconscious after being whacked on the head. When he wakes up he finds himself in Britain in 528 — where he is immediately captured, hauled back to Camelot to be exhibited before the knights of King Arthur's Round Table, and sentenced to death. Things are not looking good. But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and in ...
The Connecticut Colony (True Books: American History)
A True Book—The Thirteen Colonies Are you thrilled by true adventure stories? do you wonder how our founding fathers conquered the wilds of North America to create the United States? You'll experience it all in these books that tell the story of the brave men and women who escaped tyranny from across the ocean to forge a new world in 13 colonies that led to the birth of the United States of America.
Private Gardens of Connecticut
The Monacelli Press
Connecticut is uniquely rich in beautiful landscape, encompassing more than six hundred miles of serene shoreline along Long Island Sound, untold acres of open farmland, and the rolling hills and lakes of the famed northwest corner on the New York/Massachusetts border. The varied topography and microclimates have given rise to an unusual range of gardens. Twenty-eight are presented here, a rare and privileged glimpse of the private ...
Fairfield County Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Connecticut's Gold Coast
Amy Dr Kundrat
Fairfield County stakes a claim to some of Connecticut's most diverse terrain, an enviable proximity to New York City, and a discerning community of food lovers driving the demand for a vibrant dining scene. The Gold Coast boasts some of the country's toniest neighborhoods, such as Greenwich and Southport, as well as the state's largest cities, including the historic port city of Norwalk, the corporate-minded Stamford, and the diverse ...
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