Book In Revere  In Those Days

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  • Author : Roland Merullo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 0307426343
  • Pages : 309 pages

Download or read In Revere In Those Days PDF, written by Roland Merullo and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this richly evocative novel--the moving story of one boy's coming of age--acclaimed author Roland Merullo will make you nostalgic for a small Massachusetts city called Revere even if you've never been there. Providing a window into an unspoiled America of forty years ago, In Revere welcomes you to the fiercely loyal and devoted Italian-American family of the Benedettos. Although he was orphaned as a child, young Anthony Benedetto was always surrounded by family, and the vibrant warmth of the Revere community. His Uncle Peter, a former Golden Gloves boxer whose days of glory were behind him, believed Tonio was bound for great things. So did his daughter Rosie, Tonio's favorite cousin, who would take many wrong turns--away from Tonio--through adolescence. His gentle grandparents, who took him in, encouraged him to claim a future outside of Revere, but the warm, unconditional love of his family, and the smells and sounds of Revere stay with him forever.

Book Paul Revere and the World He Lived in

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Book Speeches on Great Questions of the Day

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Book So Sinks the Day star  the Story of Two Lovings and a Liking

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Book Fashions of the Day in Medicine and Science

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Book Youth and Years at Oxford  in Conversation on Questions of the Day

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Book The Day of days  conducted by C  Bullock

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Book Celebrities of the Day  British and Foreign

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Book The Day Dawn and the Rain

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Book The History Of Greyhound Racing In New England

Download or read The History Of Greyhound Racing In New England PDF, written by Eli Schleifer With Robert Temple and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-12-27 with total page 86 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chapter One Greyhound Racing Comes To New England Before pari-mutuel greyhound racing came to New England in the mid-1930’s it had a long uphill battle to overcome the region’s puritanical resistance to gambling and what many felt was a moral injustice inherent in the sport which was promulgated by the image of dogs hunting down rabbits in what was known as coursing. With these objections in mind it is necessary to write a brief history of the reasons why the greyhound first came to America and how greyhound racing came about and evolved into a flourishing sport. Later chapters will explain in depth how its critics and changing consumer tastes eventually brought the sport down. A Brief History With the great western migrations of the mid-nineteenth century and the increased use of farmlands to feed the growing populations came the problem of protecting the crops from jackrabbits was paramount. The solution came from the railroad workers and settlers, many of whom emigrated from England and Ireland and were familiar with the greyhounds and their hunting skills. They began importing greyhounds and selling them to the farmers where they became valuable economic assets by keeping the rabbits away from their cash crops. Another purchaser was the U. S. Cavalry, including George Armstrong Custer, who utilized their skills for scouting enemy movement and hunting down game. Sources say that Custer coursed his greyhounds the night before the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn and that the dogs survived the next day’s battle. Meanwhile, the farmers, looking for entertainment diversions, started racing their greyhounds in what were called “coursing meets” in which the greyhounds chased a live rabbit. Gambling at these meets was extensive. Coursing’s popularity spread rapidly, and not just in the farmlands. There even were meets in such locations as the mill towns of Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts and, of course, gambling was part of the action. There was also a spreading humanitarian backlash to coursing . As Frank G. Menke wrote in the 1942 edition of “The Encyclopedia of Sports”, “Opposition to this form of sport developed. The humane people of the state rebelled at the idea of killing of the rabbit just to perpetuate a gambling diversion. They implored officials to make coursing null and void—and this was accomplished.” The Mechanical Lure The next giant step to overcoming these objections and turning greyhound racing into a sport that quieted many of the humanitarian objections was accomplished by a gentleman named Owen Patrick Smith. He is one of the key figures in the history of the sport and was profiled in a long Aug. 27, 1973 “Sports Illustrated” article by Robert Cantwell. O. P. Smith (1869-1927), as he came to be known, was once hired to organize a coursing meet to promote the city of Hot Springs. He then turned his full attention to the invention of a mechanical lure for greyhound racing and in 1910 was granted a patent for the “Inanimate Hare Conveyor”. His breakthrough came at Emeryville, CA where a boxing promoter and businessman named George Sawyer built a track in 1919, utilizing the new device. In his Sports Illustrated article Cantwell writes of “the 1,600 pounds of machinery to carry a one-pound rabbit” which at times jumped the rail. Smith had another problem with the dogmen, Cantwell relates. They were of the belief that their greyhounds would feel deceived once they knew they were not chasing a live rabbit and never run ag

Book Letters on Subjects of the Day

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Book Paul Revere s Ride

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  • Author : David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 0195098315
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read Paul Revere s Ride PDF, written by David Hackett Fischer and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the events leading up to Paul Revere's ride, and reinforces his importance in the history of the Revolutionary War

Book The School Journal

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  • Release : 1895
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 820 pages

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Book Creeds of the Day  Or Collated Opinions of Reputable Thinkers

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Book Winifrede s Journal of Her Life at Exeter and Norwich in the Days of Bishop Hall

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Book The great social problems of the day  sermons

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