Book of the Week (9/18/2017)

Cog Days: A Boy's Life and One Tragic Summer on Mt. Washington by Joe McQuaid (Concord, NH : Plaidswede Publishing, 2017).

Granite State's own Joe McQuaid delivers both an intriguing memoir of his teenage years, as well as an important part of New Hampshire history in "Cog Days".
Joe McQuaid, publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News, grew up in the newspaper business. But his teenage years were spent high up in the White Mountains, working on the world-famous Mt. Washington Cog Railway for the Teague family. In this memoir, McQuaid writes with humor and wistfulness of a wonderful era that time and circumstance have all but erased, and of Colonel Arthur S. Teague, whose recongnition as one of America's outstanding World War II heroes is long overdue.
Cog Days is also the story of one terrible summer that claimed the lives of Colonel Teague and a daughter, and ended with the worst accident in the Cog's storied and colorful 150 years of operation. --Publisher's blurb.
Join Joe at one of these events celebrating his new book:

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 am with the Sandwich Historical Society at Quimby Park at the Transportation Museum.

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 pm at the Conway Public Library

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 4 pm at Gibson's Bookstore

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