New England Coast: A Photographic Tour

New England Coast: A Photographic Tour by Carol Highsmith, Ted Landphair 0517204045 9780517204047
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The New England Coast, stretching across Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, is one of the classic landscapes of America. The craggy cliffs, shifting dunes, and numerous bays and narrow coves of the area echo with the sound of this countrys history. This nations drive for independence, its Yankee Ingenuity, and its industrial might all took root on the rocky shores of New England. New England Coast:A Photographic Tourtakes the reader on a pilgrimage to the center of the American experience. Through the lens of photographer Carol M. Highsmith, the shadows of the regions history are brought to vivid life. The journey begins in prosperous Connecticut and includes visits to Bridgeport and the citys unique Barnum Museum, as well as the world-renowned Yale University. Rhode Island, the nations smallest state, is home to numerous Gilded Age mansions, including the Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilts resplendent summer cottage in Newport. On the Massachusetts coast, in addition to history- crammed Boston and Plymouth Rock, there are exclusive Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, todays playgrounds of the rich, powerful, and famous. New Hampshire borders the sea for only eighteen miles where one finds Portsmouth, the home of numerous and charming colonial manors. The coast of Maine boasts of its delicious lobsters and Acadia National Park, one of the nations most beautifuland most visitednational wonders. These and more points of interest await the reader. With its wonderful photos and informative text,New England: A Photographic Tourmakes an excellent gift for anyone who has visited or wishes to visit this singular region.

Author: Carol Highsmith, Ted Landphair

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Crescent

Publication Date: 1999-07-20

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