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- DescriptionIn the opening pages of Moby Dick, Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, the dearest place to live in, in all of New England. But the old fishing port and manufacturing center once one of the richest cities in New England has withered in the modern ecomy. Its once-prosperous fishermen w struggle with government regulations and fished-out seas, while its empty factories w offer more work to the Fire Department than anyone else. In Down at the Docks, Rory Nugent tells the riches to rags story of this iconic American town through beautifully told and unsentimental portraits of its residents. Their lives inform a eulogy to the distinctive ideas, traditions, and culture that is about to disappear from the waterfront.
- Author BiographyRory Nugent is an explorer and a writer. His previous books are The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck and Drums Along the Congo. An accomplished mariner, he has sailed single-handed across the Atlantic four and a half times, his last trip ending in shipwreck.
- Author(s)Rory Nugent
- PublisherAnchor Books
- Date of Publication09/02/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAnchor Books
- Weight222 g
- Width136 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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