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Provincetown : A History of Artists and Renegades in a Fishing Village

Lawless, Debra

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ISBN 10: 1609490258 / ISBN 13: 9781609490256
Published by The History Press, Charleston S. C., 2011
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Faint rubbing to cover edges ; 1st edition, 1st printing, signed by the author on the tittle page plus a postcard written and signed by the author to the original owner of book. ; Brief History; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 144 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 6698

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Title: Provincetown : A History of Artists and ...

Publisher: The History Press, Charleston S. C.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Between the Portland Gale of 1898 and the start of the Second World War, Provincetown, Massachusetts, was transformed from a rough-and-tumble whaling and fishing village into an anything-goes destination for free-loving artists and tourists. When the Great War curtailed European travel, droves of artists flocked to the town. Among those who came to land's end were painter Charles W. Hawthorne, who launched the nation's oldest artists' colony, and playwright Eugene O'Neill, whose premier play was produced by the fledgling Provincetown Players. Historian Debra Lawless chronicles the history of the town with tales of hearty sailors from Theodore Roosevelt's Atlantic Fleet, Prohibition-era bootleggers, Portuguese fishermen and a "madman" firebug intent on burning down the town during the Great Depression. Explore the quirky yet enchanting streets of Provincetown.

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Debra Lawless is a freelance writer living in Chatham. She earned a BA in history and classics at Stanford University and an MS in journalism at Boston University. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, she has worked for several newspapers and as a political press secretary. Currently, she writes for the Cape Cod Chronicle, specializing in books and authors. She is interested in historic preservation and the visual arts. Her previous books are Chatham in the Jazz Age and Chatham: From the Second World War to the Age of Aquarius.

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