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Catch a Wave! Make a Splash! Read about New Hampshire!

August 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books, City Library, Local History, Main Branch, NH Room

Summertime is great for relaxing outside with a good book whether you are on a picnic, tanning on the deck, or enjoying a day at the lake or beach.  If you are tired of mysteries, romances and thrillers why not take a break from your usual authors in order to read up about your New Hampshire surroundings. Here are a few titles for some interesting nonfiction reading to get your brain recharged for September. Look for these titles in our online catalog, or ask the reference librarians for assistance. If you don’t want to check them out, a copy can be read in the  air-conditioned New Hampshire Room.

Manchester on the Merrimack. Blood, Grace Holbrook. rev. ed. Manchester, N.H.: Manchester Historic Association, 1975. (974.2 b MAN)

Stark Realities: In the City. Clayton, John. Portsmouth, N.H.: P. E. Randall Publisher, c1993. (974.2b MAN)

Remembering Manchester: Towering Titans and Unsung Heroes. Clayton, John. Charlestown, SC: History Press, c2009. (974.2b MAN)

You Know You’re In New Hampshire When… Clayton, John. Guilford, CT: Insiders’ Guide, c2005. (974.2 CLA)

Haunted New Hampshire. D’Agostino, Thomas. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, c2006. (133.1 DAG)

Amoskeag: Life in an American Factory City. Hareven, Tamara K. and Randolph Langenbach. New York: Pantheon Books, c1978. (974.28 HAR)

New Hampshire Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff. Jones, Eric. Guilford, CT: Insiders’ Guide, c2006. (974.2 JON)

Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire. Rule, Rebecca. Yarmouth, ME: Islandport Press, c2008. (917.42 RUL)

Fritz: More Stories From New Hampshire Chronicle. Wetherbee, Fritz. Concord, NH Plaidswede Publishing, c2007. (974.2 WET)

Fritz Wetherbee: Taken For Granite. Wetherbee, Fritz. Concord, NH: Plaidswede Publishing, c2008. (974.2 WET)

Before summer ends be sure to get out to see and experience some of your local history then come in to read more about it.   New Hampshire and Manchester are both very rich with wonderful old stories and colorful histories. 
Cynthia O’Neil~New Hampshire Room

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