LOCAL AUTHORS BOOK PRESENTATIONS/SIGNINGS for Adults & Teens/Jack Devine and Rich Little

03/09/2018 - 6:30pm

On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm. join us . . .

 . . . Jack Devine will discuss and sign his book "The Returned",  for teen and adult readers. 

Devine's narrative of the American Revolution and colonial history is factual, and telling of this history from the perspective of three modern-day "punks" is creative and entertaining.

Jack Devine has been a golf professional for over 50 years and currently resides in Scituate, MA.  Although golf was his profession, Jack always had a passion for colonial history and storytelling.  Thus, "The Returned" was written with historical accuracy as three young "punks" from Charlestown, Massachusetts rob a store in 1984 only to be transported back in time to 1775.  Read how three modern day robbers survive during the American Revolution and from today's perspective, experience history in 1775.  The book's surprise ending will leave you yearning for more.

 

 

 . . . Rich Little will discuss and sign his two factual books,  "Cold Case to Case Closed; Lizbeth Borden - My Story (historical novel) and Ones & Twos (the History of First and Second NFL Draft Picks 1967-2017).

       Lizbeth Borden: On a pleasant summer day in August, 1892, a double homicide occurred in a quiet neighborhood in the coastal textile city of Fall River, Massachusetts, near the Rhode Island border. An elderly couple, Andrew Jackson Borden and his second wife, Abby Durfee Borden, were brutally bludgeoned to eternity with what was described as a blunt object. From the chaos of the first hour and a quarter, the police and soon the local District Attorney and the Mayor of Fall River, physician-turned-politician, John W. Coughlin, had narrowed their list of suspects from nearly a gross to one--the daughter of Andrew Jackson Borden and step-daughter of Abby Durfee Borden: Lizzy Andrew Borden. With the tumult caused by the ferocity of the murders, the celebrity of the players, and the gross ineptitude of the investigation, the trial of Lizzie Borden rocked Massachusetts with scandal. Lost amongst all the celebrity and gossip, however, was one important historical tidbit that few remember: Lizzie was found not guilty. Given that fact, an even smaller group of people, including the two authors of this book, pondered this question: If Lizzie was found not guilty, who was the actual murderer of Andrew and Abby Borden? It is now time to let Lizbeth tell you her side of the proceedings as the truth is revealed and the actual killer is discovered. 

   Ones & Twos:  Chronicles the  lives and careers of the first and second NFL draft picks of the past 50 seasons (1967-2017).    In March 1967, two months after the initial Super Bowl, National Football League owners and American Football League owners met at the Gotham Hotel in New York City for the first combined NFL/AFL Draft. Two leagues, two commissioners, but only one draft. Ones & Twos chronicles the lives and careers of the first and second NFL Draft picks of the past 50 seasons, 1967-2017. From Bubba Smith and O.J. Simpson in the 1960s; Terry Bradshaw and Tony Dorsett in the 1970s; Bo Jackson and John Elway in the 1980s; Peyton Manning versus Ryan Leaf in 1998; and the quarterbacks of the past decade: Newton, Winston, Wentz, Bradford, Luck and Stafford — 102 biographies of football’s expected stars are detailed. Many of their stories are triumphant while others tragic; all their careers, and beyond, are described.

 

Cold Case to Case Closed, Lizbeth Borden, My Story
by Rich Little and Beverly Folstad
Paperback: 219 pages
Publisher: Braintree Publishing Inc (January 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1495117855
ISBN-13: 978-1495117855
Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Price: $19.95

Ones & Twos The History of First and Second NFL Draft Picks 1967-2017
by: Rich Little
Paperback: 550 pages
Publisher: Braintree Printing Inc (2017)
ISBN-10: 0999500708
ISBN-13: 978-0999500705
Package Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 1.5 inches
Price: $27.95

Rich Little - Author
Rich Little has taught in Massachusetts Public Schools for more than forty years, and six-years was the Adult Basic Education and GED instructor at the Plymouth County House of Correction & Jail in Plymouth, MA. Little has been an Aviation/Aerospace workshop director for N.A.S.A. in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force and was formerly a Regional Resource Representative for the National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Currently, he is a professor of mathematics at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts.

 

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The Returned Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781456821920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Xlibris - December 3rd, 2010

Jack Devine has been a golf professional for over 50 years and currently resides in Scituate, MA.  Although golf was his profession, Jack always had a passion for colonial history and storytelling.  Thus, "The Returned" was written with historical accuracy as three young "punks" from Charlestown, Massachusetts rob a store in 1984 only to be transported back in time to 1775.  Read how three modern day robbers survive during the American Revolution and from today's perspective, experience history in 1775,  The book's surprise ending will leave you yearning for more.


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