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Rhode Island Lighthouses: A Pictorial History by Richard Holmes
  

Rhode Island Lighthouses: A Pictorial History

Synopsis

Rhode Island Lighthouses: A Pictorial History by Richard Holmes

The book is a pictorial history of Rhode Island's thirty-one lighthouses and two lightships stations. There are over 200 photographs in the book, including rare views of Gould Island Lighthouse, Nayatt Point Lighthouse and Point Judith Lighthouse. There are plans for Nayatt Point Lighthouse and Brenton Reef Lightship LV-102/WAL 525.

About the Author

Richard Holmes, one of Britain's best-known military historians (and President of the British Commission of Military History), has selected over 200 photographs taken for the most part by officers and men rather than by official photographers – mostly unfamiliar ones located in archive collections, regimental museums and private sources. There will also be specially taken photographs by Mike Sheil, one of the best battlefield photographers working today.

The book will deal with the whole of the British Army's experience of the First World War – Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and so on – and not just on the Western Front. The photographs will be grouped thematically as extended picture essays; topics include the pre-war army and mobilisation of 1914; the contribution made by nurses; medical treatment and the wounded; infantrymen and their weapons; the campaign in Mesopotamia, etc…

Like 'Tommy', the book is about people rather than things, about the human experience of war rather than its strategy or tactics, and at least as much about the everyday or commonplace – a latrine here or a plate of bully beef there – as about the lofty or portentous. It shows us the dirt beneath the fingernails of history.

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Publication date

6th February 2009

Author

Richard Holmes

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Author's Website

richardfholmes.org

Publisher

Rhodeislandlighthousehistory.info Publishing

Format

Paperback
228 pages

Categories

History

ISBN

9780615263229

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