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. 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.
For first-time visitors and tourists, Martha's Vineyard : A History, offers the most comprehensive and readable history of the Island. We've read numerous histories over the years, but they were either too long, too short or out-of-date. Order your copy of Martha's Vineyard : A History!
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 movie 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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