MacIntyre Purcell Publishing, 248 pages, $14.95
From Narragansett Bay, Roger Williams, the American Industrial Revolution and
the Independent Man to the New England mob, the Big Blue Bug, the Newport Mansions, Family Guy and profiles of Buddy Cianci, H.P. Lovecraft and the
Farrelly brothers, no book provides a more insightful lowdown on the Ocean State than Rhode Island 101. No book is more fun!
Well known Rhode Islanders weigh in on the nation's smallest state. Investigative reporter Jim Taricani
recounts his top stories, Mark Patinkin provides signs that you've been in Rhode Island too long, meteorologist John Ghiorse
revisits the most memorable weather events of the last 40 years, Lincoln Chafee offers a Rhode Island treasure hunt and Rory Raven
illuminates haunted Rhode Island. Other contributors include Bruce Sundlun, Arlene Violet, and Tony Petrarca, as well as labor historian Scott Molloy,
restaurateur Josh Miller, funny man Charlie Hall, anthropologist Michael Bell and music producer Larry Bonoff. From fabulous beaches, historic cities, and
dynamite cuisine to corrupt politicians, elite universities and a unique accent and slang, it's all here.
Whether you are a native Rhode Islander or visiting for the first time,
there simply is no better key to the state than Rhode Island 101. If you love Rhode Island, you'll love Rhode Island 101!
WHERE TO BUY
Rhode Island 101 can be purchased online from the following retailers:
"Rhode Island 101 is a comprehensive, albeit compact, guide to the Ocean State. It touches upon
everything from the mob and vampires, to history and good eats. With 248 pages of information, author Tim Lehnert has created a handheld encyclopedia of the people, places and politics that make
Little Rhody what it is."
--Meg Fraser, Rhode Island PrimeTime.
". . . a compelling mix of history, humor, and its signature feature: 'celebrity' lists, like Michael
Corrente's 'Top Five Rhode Island Subjects for Biopics.'"
--Mark Patinkin, The Providence Journal
"This should be standard issue for every new reporter who moves into the state."
--Elizabeth Hopkins, WPRI 12 Fox Providence "The Rhode Show"
"Rhode Island 101 may pose as a basic primer of the Ocean State, but it pokes into corners of history, and nibbles on
doodles of contemporary culture, that validate our oddness. Even the hoariest of historians will be repeatedly startled and amused by the contents of this book."
--David Brussat, The Providence Journal
"A great book for anybody that loves the quirkiness of this state."
--Helen Glover, WHJJ AM 920
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