Manchester

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Arcadia, 2005 - History - 128 pages
2 Reviews
Here, for the first time exclusively through the medium of vintage postcards, the people, streets, businesses, institutions, and recreational areas of bygone Manchester return to life. Manchester presents images of the world's largest producer of textiles, which attracted a patchwork of cultures from many lands. It tells where the first telephone conversation by a U.S. president occurred. It evokes the city that colorful individuals such as a nearly lifelong hermit, the smallest married couple in the world, a famous comic strip cartoonist, a best-selling novelist, the founders of cosmetics and fast-food empires, and a comedic superstar all called home.

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Review: Manchester (NH) (Postcard History)

User Review  - Chelsea Cahill - Goodreads

As a postcard collector and a Manchester history lover, this book truly brought together some of my favorite things. It's fascinating to look at the postcards and compare what I'm seeing to how I know Manchester today to be. Read full review

Review: Manchester (NH) (Postcard History)

User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

I loved seeing the old postcards that contained images from earlier years in Manchester. I found it absolutely heartbreaking how many beautiful buildings were lost to "urban revitalization" in the 1960's and 70's. An informative and fun read. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Since the mid-1970s, Robert B. Perreault has promoted his hometown's history as a writer, public speaker, tour guide, and photographer. His works of nonfiction and fiction in both English and French have appeared in book and periodical form in the United States, French Canada, and France. He teaches conversational French at Saint Anselm College.