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Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks : Fifty Of The Grittiest Moments In The History Of Hardscrabble New England - Matthew P. Mayo

Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks

Fifty Of The Grittiest Moments In The History Of Hardscrabble New England

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The story of New England is built on an endless armature of fascinating tales of Yankee ingenuity and hardy, intrepid characters. "Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks" takes the top fifty wildest episodes in the region's bygone days and presents them to the reader in one convenient, narrative-driven package. Including incredible but true tales of hardy Yankee hill folk and crusty seafarers engaged in all manner of amazing activity--from witch-hunting to log rolling, sometimes with tragic results--this book is a perfect stroll through New England's past for resident and visitor alike. Yankee history is rife with all manner of shipwreck victims surviving any way they know how; Indian, pirate, and shark attacks, cougar and bear attacks, and, of course, rum runners and bootleggers doing what they do best.

"The Wild American West be damned! Matthew P. Mayo's Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks is a fascinating-and often absolutely blood-curdling-narrative of New England's darkest and grittiest historical incidents and characters. By a consummate storyteller with a lively, entertaining voice, Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks is American history at its most violent and authentic. Edgar Allan Poe would have loved every story in it."-Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of A Stranger in the Kingdom, Where the Rivers Flow North, and Walking to Gatlinburg

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Pilgrims' Progressp. 1
Dungeon Rockp. 7
The Great Swamp Fightp. 13
The Candlemas Massacrep. 18
A Crushing Endp. 23
A Mother's Angerp. 29
Boon Island's Cursep. 34
Pirate Treasurep. 40
The Brutality of Ned Lowp. 44
The Meetinghouse Tragedyp. 50
Ann Story's Cavep. 54
Bunker Holep. 60
The Knox Cannon Trainp. 66
A Manly Showingp. 73
Revolutionary Womanp. 79
She-Pirate!p. 85
Tough Times, Tough Peoplep. 90
The Wild Eastp. 95
The Black Snake Affairp. 102
The Legend of Skinner's Cavep. 107
Runaway Pondp. 111
"1800-and-Froze-to-Death"p. 116
The Worst Mistake Ever Madep. 122
Massachusetts Bay Man-Eaterp. 128
Vortex of Doomp. 133
Rebels...In Vermont!p. 137
Aroostook Lynch Lawp. 142
The Hartford Disasterp. 148
North Woods Freeze-Upp. 153
The Great White Hurricanep. 159
The Last Vampirep. 166
...And with an Axep. 171
Lobstermen Fisticuffs!p. 177
North Woods Ice-Outp. 183
The Portland Galep. 189
King of the River Hogsp. 194
The Human Shinglep. 201
Malaga Islandp. 206
Logjam from Hellp. 211
Rocket Ridep. 217
The Boston Molasses Disasterp. 222
Rum-Running Lobstermenp. 226
Queen of the Border Rumrunnersp. 232
Kingdom Death Ridep. 238
Black Duck's Big Nightp. 243
The Sea Foxp. 248
Brady Gang Slain!p. 253
Hurricane of the Centuryp. 259
Downeast Nazisp. 265
Maine Coast Trap warsp. 270
Art and Photo Creditsp. 277
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 288
About the Authorp. 298
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ISBN: 9780762759682
ISBN-10: 0762759682
Series: Ultimate Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th October 2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44