Last Stand Is Always Good Material
Jim Kaplan

John Hough Jr.'s new book, Little Bighorn, mines history and imagination in considering Custer's Last Stand.

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Putting Gothic in Gotham, Even Lady Liberty Is Not Safe
Gerald Yukevich

Marshall Goldberg’s masterful The New Colossus rivets the reader into 1888 New York and follows the beautiful and spunky reporter Nellie Bly.

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A Timeless Love Story for the Ages
Phyllis Meras
In 1973, when Pulitzer Prize-winning UPI journalist Lucinda Franks was 26, she was sent to interview U.S. attorney Robert Morgenthau, who had just been fired by Richard Nixon.
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Rare Maps the Prize for Indebted Thief
John H. Kennedy
In recent times, antiquarian maps have become a treasure coveted by collectors, libraries, museums. And thieves.
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Rooting for Bad Guys in Bandstand
Gerry Yukevich
In Bandstand, his exciting new caper novel, Jib Ellis dances nimbly through a millennium of Viking, Knights Templar and pirate buried treasure lore to weave a gold-threaded contemporary tapestry of beguiling wit and vision.
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Going Deep With Saltwater Hero
Mark Alan Lovewell
Swordfish used to swim close to the Squibnocket shore, but 30 years ago they began disappearing. Local fishermen had to go farther and farther east, to the edge of Georges Bank to find them.
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Discover the Island, One Step at a Time
Remy Tumin
There are beetlebung trees and pinkletinks to identify, a heath hen sculpture to find and constantly changing landscapes to behold at either end of the Island. The Vineyard is a place of natural discovery and a new field guide hopes to capture just that.
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A Vineyard Life Not Often Revealed
Kevin Parham’s new book, The Vineyard We Knew, certainly dispels the long-held stereotype that all of we African Americans who inhabit Martha’s Vineyard are rich, famous or both.
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Hellman Biography Traces Playwright's Jewish Roots
Phyllis Meras
A fifth biography of the late Lillian Hellman explores the Jewish roots of the playwright, author and longtime seasonal Vineyard Haven resident.
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Sailing Into Reading, the Classic Way
Virginia Crowell Jones
By annual tradition, contributor Ginny Jones offers her picks, some new some old, for maritime reading enthusiasts. This year's theme is whaling.
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