By Michael Hogan

ISBN-10: 146990327X

ISBN-13: 9781469903279

This colourful memoir of becoming up within the Fifties and early Sixties in Newport, RI through award-winning poet and historian, Michael Hogan, offers a wealthy and multi-layered description of the town within the days ahead of the development of the Newport Bridge. Then the island was once nonetheless remoted from the mainland and in basic terms obtainable from Jamestown via ferry. Downtown Thames road had its seamy aspect with sailors and marines struggling with in honky-tonk bars as Destroyer Fleet Atlantic introduced troops again from Korea. nonetheless, it was once the summer time domestic of the Vanderbilts, the Astors and Goelets, and the aspiring younger writer greeted either Eisenhower and Kennedy on the summer time White condominium and made a motor vehicle journey to Amherst to fulfill Robert Frost.

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