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America's First Daughter, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie America's First Daughter, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

This is an extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman – Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Martha (Patsy) Jefferson. Daughter of a president, wife of a governor, mother of 12, and care-taker of her father’s legacy. This well-written novel, relies heavily on Thomas Jefferson’s personal letters. You will learn the dark secrets of the Jefferson family, as well as how Patsy’s personal choices helped shape this nation.

Price: $15.99
The British Raid on Essex, by Jerry Roberts The British Raid on Essex, by Jerry Roberts

Recently published in soft cover, this account of the War of 1812's British attack on American privateers in the Connecticut River by historian Jerry Roberts: a well-researched recount of one of the most destructive maritime actions in CT history.

Price: $16.95
My Dear Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie My Dear Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

This is a heart-wrenching, historically accurate, novel about the life of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton's wife. Founding fathers and founding wives, and their relationships, struggles, and hardships are detailed in this novel. They say behind every great man is a strong woman, and Elizabeth Hamilton is that woman!

Price: $16.99
Quotable New Englander, by Eric D. Lehman Quotable New Englander, by Eric D. Lehman

This book contains the wit and wisdom of both present and former New Englanders, including William Bradford, Samuel Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Geno Auriemma, Timothy Leary and Ken Burns. As Lehman suggests, there is more that binds New Englanders together besides cranberries, maple syrup and clam chowder…perhaps it is the salt air and landscapes, or the fact that this country was founded here, that affirms New Englanders have a lot to say!

Price: $18.95
Connecticut Bootlegger Queen Nellie Green Connecticut Bootlegger Queen Nellie Green

Meet Connecticut’s own Nellie Green, “Queen of the Rumrunners on the East Coast” as seen through the eyes of local author Tony Renzoni. Hailing from East Haven Connecticut, Nellie Green built an underground empire during the 1920’s Prohibition era, in in a business world dominated by men. This interesting read is full of local characters, and chronicles her hard work and personal hardships. ~ Christine

Price: $21.99
Connecticut Rock n' Roll, Toni Renzoni Connecticut Rock n' Roll, Toni Renzoni

In 1961, while The Beatles were performing for the first time in Liverpool, a teenager by the name of Bob Dylan was singing at a Folk Festival in a small, East Coast town across the pond. It was Branford, Connecticut. Such begins Renzoni’s odyssey exploring our state’s contributions to the genre— through sock hops, billboard charts, band interviews, and raw photographs.

Price: $21.99
Course of History, by Struan Steverson Course of History, by Struan Steverson

Imagine sitting at the dinner table with the likes of Jefferson, Hamilton, Churchill, or Hitler; and listening to history unfold as you dine and drink sumptuous feasts! You will feel delightfully transported to ten delicious power dinners in this book – each one rich in historical and culinary detail. An utterly clever way to portray the importance of food and wine to modern history!

Price: $25.99