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Block Island (Images of America) By Donald A. D'Amato, Henry A. L. Brown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738538693
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 1st, 1999

Images of America: Block Island

Written by: Donald A. D’Amato

This book provides a fascinating collection of vintage photographs. Each picture includes an interesting caption and the date taken. Many of the photographs are from the first years of the last century. Incredible pictorial history of Block Island.

Publication date: 1999

Price: $21.99

Pages: 128

Summer by the Seaside: The Architecture of New England Coastal Resort Hotels, 1820-1950 By Bryant F. Tolles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584655763
Published: University Press of New England - June 30th, 2008

Summer by the Seaside 

Written by: Bryant F. Tolles, Jr.

What a gorgeous book! It covers all the old, classic seaside hotels of New England. Of course, Block Island is included. Great photographs of Block Island ’s remaining and once great hotels. This book is thoroughly researched. It is amazing how huge and ornate these classic buildings were. Sadly, so many of them were destroyed by fire or hurricane.

Publication date: 2008 

Pages: 239

The Bell Tolls: Shipwrecks & Lighthouses of Block
Written by: Henry Keatts and George Farr

Lighthouses and shipwrecks go hand and hand, without shipwrecks there would be no need for lighthouses. This is the definitive work about Block Island’s shipwrecks. Keatts and Farr cover many of the historically significant wrecks and they go on to describe their present day condition, under the sea. This book is packed with charts, photographs and drawings. There are great narratives of the last moments before these ships met Block Island’s rocky shores.

Publication date: 2002
Pages: 224
Price: $24.99

Block Island History of Photography: Volume 2 1917-1960's
Written by: Robert M. Downie

Robert Downie continues his fascinating history of Block Island with text and photographs. Volume #2 includes the index for both books in the series.

Publication date: 2008
Pages: 286


Livermore's History of Block Island
Written by: Reverend S.T. Livermore

The definitive history of Block Island from 1514-1876. This book is published by the Block Island Historical Society. No pictures, but chock full of facts and island lore. Eighty-five years after Reverend Livermore wrote his history an afterward was added at the time of Block Island’s Tricentenary in 1961. Nathan Tuft, its author quickly goes through some remarkable changes that occurred between 1877 and 1961.

Publication date: 1877
Pages: 370