Joycie tapped out a drum roll with wooden spoons on a cookie tin as I submitted the manuscript of Martha's Vineyard : A History. Now we can relax a bit and enjoy the winter, with all its chills and thrills.
History Press published Martha's Vineyard : A History, on May 4, 2015. And the Martha's Vineyard Times reviewed the book on May 13, 2015. Check it out. Here's what the Vineyard Gazette had to say, on July 3, 2015: review. Check it out as well. And the Barnstable Patriot printed a review of the book as well, on July 17, 2015. Worth reading. How about a quick listen to my interview with Mindy Todd of The Point, broadcast on September 2, 2015.
Book Talks in 2015 on Martha's Vineyard
May 4 - Book is published!
May 5 - Howes House, West Tisbury (Music Book), 9:30 am: 12/1
May 7 - Oak Bluffs Library, 6:30 pm : Book Release! : 28/10
May 13 - American Legion, Vineyard Haven (WW II Book), 7 pm : 14/6
May 19 - Vineyard Haven Library, 7 pm : 16/11
May 20 - Rotary of Martha’s Vineyard, noon : 25/13
June 2 - Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 5:30 pm : 18/5
June 3 - Chilmark Library, 5 pm : 15/5
June 5 - Anchors of Edgartown, 12:45 pm : 18/7
June 10 - Bunch of Grapes, 7 pm : 14/6
June 17 - West Tisbury Library, 5 pm : 12/8
June 24 - Edgartown Library, 7 pm : 12/8
July 17 - Oak Bluffs Conversations, 10 am : 10/6
July 23 - Aquinnah Library, 5 pm : 5/1
August 20 - 23 - Agricultural Fair : We have a table in the main hall, between the ATM and the restrooms. Great location! Thursday August 20 : 2 - 6 pm : 16 books sold Friday August 21 : 10 - 2 pm : 22 books sold Saturday August 22 : 6 pm - closing Sunday August 23 : 11 - 2 pm
August 26 - Edgartown Library, 7 pm : 12/4
September 27 - Harbor View Hotel, Women Empowered champagne breakfast, 11-1 pm :
Working on a new book keeps me going.
Speaking at the Oak Bluffs Library, May 7, 2015.
[photo courtesy of Herb Foster]
Joyce and Tom Dresser, at home and at ease.
(photo by Judy Case)
WATCH Tom Dresser interviewed by Herb Foster on Inside Education on MVTV, right here!
Celebrate the remarkable heritage of Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard is cherished by many as a summer paradise, but few know of its rich past. Descendants of the first Native American inhabitants still reside on the Vineyard. Once a critical whaling hub, the island’s success drew in newcomers from around the world. Following the Civil War, land developers set their sights on attracting tourists to the island’s scenic beaches, and soon thereafter, a visit from President Grant established Martha’s Vineyard as a vacation haven. From a movement to secede from Massachusetts to the making of the summer blockbuster Jaws, author Thomas Dresser weaves together the threads of the Vineyard’s fascinating history. Discover how this remarkable island adapted to the times and came to be one of the most sought-out vacation destinations on the East Coast.
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