12/2/08

Book of the Week #49

Hidden History of New Hampshire by D. Quincy Whitney (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2008)

What do the Library of Congress, Boston's First Church of Christ Scientist, and the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel have in common? According to "Pioneer Granite Quarriers build the Library of Congress," one of the essays in this fascinating book, they were all built with granite quarried from Concord, NH.

D. Quincy Whitney, a New Hampshire resident and former feature writer for the Boston Globe New Hampshire Weekly, has written brief essays about many aspects of our state's history including libraries, the arts, industry, government and politics, recreation, and the natural landscape.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fun book, I am a dyslexic and found this book an easy and interesting read. Whats next?

Anonymous said...

whitney always has a unique and beautiful perspective on all she encounters - can't wait to read this book

603 @ heart said...

I've been reading Quincy's work for years now...Great slice of history here. A must-read for any New Hampshire resident, and a definite stocking-stuffer for any history buffs!

Anonymous said...

This should be on every New England book shelve!

Quincy Fan 603 said...

Quincy is a gift to all who read her. Her stories are rich and laden with fascinating historical data. Every fan of New Hampshire should put this book on their Christmas list this year.

Anonymous said...

It is refreshing to read such a unique take on the history of a great New England state! A must-have!

Anonymous said...

I love the book thus far! I only read 67 pages thus far yet their is no mention of the Great Joseph Demelo. I can see that Quincy is saving the best for last!

cmnavy13 said...

Quincy's an incredible writer, we're so excited for her newest release!

Anonymous said...

A history book, a tour guide and a great bit of writing all in one. I love NH, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Patsfan22 said...

This is an incredible read, the detail, interest, and overall flow make this a must read for anyone wanting to know about New Hampshire's History. Thanks again for keeping to form and delivering a piece of history yourself.

Maria Whitney said...

I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure it is excellent. I am very excited to read it I just need the time! Haha.

CONGRATULATIONS AUNT QUINCY! Love you!

-Maria

Anonymous said...

I always used to enjoy the Sunday Globe's NH Arts section and Quincy Whitney's articles about interesting people and events around the state.

So very glad to have more about NH! Looking forward to the next book and more interesting NH lore.

Terry said...

I am a N.H. Native and am very knowledgeable about state history. But Quincy has uncovered and embelished on many N.H. stories so as to provide a delightful chronicle of firsts and bests in our Granite State. This book is on my Christmas giving list for many !!!

jhart said...

Congrats on the book Quincy, your talents never cease to amaze me! I can't wait to get my copy! Sounds like an exciting read.

Anonymous said...

Is there anything the Whitney's can't do? The book is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

I just purchased this book for a Christmas gift! I might just have to read it before handing it over. The cover is beautiful as I expect the rest to be as well. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Quincy Whitney can turn stone (well, granite actually) into a delightful read. She's found the hidden corners of history and brought them to light. This book will make citizens of New Hampshire proud of their state. And for those not fortunate to live in the state, it will make them envious!