Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant

Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant

by Eric D. Lehman


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Sail into New Haven Harbor and trek toward the beautiful form of the Sleeping Giant to discover Hamden, a picturesque gem nestled in the rolling hills of Connecticut. Witness the birth of the Industrial Revolution with the building of Eli Whitney's famous factory, wander past the buried cars in the Ghost Lot of Hamden Plaza and hear the tale of the courageous Hamden soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Journey with Eric D. Lehman as he uncovers the hidden stories of this fascinating Connecticut town, from its humble Puritan beginnings to its modern-day splendor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596298354
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/19/2010
Series: American Chronicles Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and is the president of the Bridgeport chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. His essays, reviews, poems and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines, and his previous book, Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City, was released in 2009 by The History Press. Travel writing is his passion, whether he is hiking the Inca Trail in Peru or fly-fishing the rivers of Connecticut. He lives in Hamden with his wife and two cats.

Table of Contents

Prologue 9

Chapter 1 A Place for Revolution 11

Chapter 2 The Armaments of the Future 20

Chapter 3 Three Sisters Against Fate 29

Chapter 4 The Shape of Things to Come 39

Chapter 5 The Courage to Serve 48

Chapter 6 Axles and Brass 57

Chapter 7 The Labor of His Days 67

Chapter 8 Building Suburbia 76

Chapter 9 Saving the Giant 85

Chapter 10 Toying with Paradise 95

Chapter 11 Our Town 104

Chapter 12 The Poetry of Home 114

Bibliography 121

About the Author 127

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