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If Samuel Adas was the guru of the Patriot cause, Hancock, thirty-seven was its uncrowned king. Handsome, with the stubble of a beard visable on his clean-shaven cheeks, he’d recently scored a major success in March with a surprisingly well delivered Massacre Day Oration, an annual event held in the Old South Meetinghouse that provided Bostonians with a stirring reminder of the evils of a standing army.
—  Bunker Hill: a City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Meet the crew of the Essex (3/?): Second Mate Matthew Joy

Matthew Joy, who as second mate was the lowest-ranking officer, was left without a single islander on his boat […]

Joy was no longer a Quaker, but on January 10, a hot, windless day in the Pacific, he demonstrated a Friend’s sense of duty and devotion. For the last two days his boat-crew had been left leaderless; he now asked to be returned to them. His loyalty to his crew was in the end greater than his need for comfort from his fellow Nantucketers.

Stumbled upon this beauty that I’d never heard of before today! It’s been so long since I bought a book on a whim, and I’m really intrigued by this topic. I also bought The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and Light Boxes, both of which I think were recommended to me some time ago by @colourmeread or @violinwaist? Not too sure. Anyway, super excited for these new books and thankful for the holiday giftcard that paid for them!

anonymous asked:

What is with all the blog title changes lately?

Oh I’ve been reading Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick and he talked about Jospeh Warren wearing a toga and I had to reference it. And the title now is from a speech he made in Boston in 1775

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Book to Movie Adaptation this 2015 via popsugar

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri

A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Silence by Shusaku Endo

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Room by Emma Donoghue

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

 Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

 The Driftless Area by Tom Drury

A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers

Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie) by Cecelia Ahern

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

 The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

 The Martian by Andy Weir

Mockingjay (part II) by Suzanne Collins

Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

 Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Paper Towns by John Green

 Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

 The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntye

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

 Serena by Ron Rash

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

 In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli

The World Made Straight by Ron Rash