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Wicked, weird & wily Yankees : a celebration of New England's eccentrics and misfits

Author: Stephen Olbrys Gencarella
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gencarella, Stephen Olbrys, 1971-
Wicked, weird & wily yankees.
Guilford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot, 2018
(DLC) 2017053577
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Olbrys Gencarella
ISBN: 9781493032662 1493032666
OCLC Number: 1005121159
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: let us now praise eccentric folk --
The lord: Timothy Dexter (MA and NH) --
The secret keeper and the seer: Joseph Moody (ME) and Horace Johnson (CT) --
The unruly women: Mary Webster (MA) and Hetty Green (VT and MA) --
The hermits: John Smith (MA) and English Jack (NH) --
The healers: Elisha Perkins (CT) and Sylvester Graham (MA) and Robert Wesselhoeft (VT) and F.C. Fowler (CT) --
The settler: William Blaxton (RI) --
The poets: Sarah Helen Whitman (RI) and Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (MA) --
The mesmerists: John Bovee Dods (ME and MA) and Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (ME) --
The fortune tellers: Moll Pitcher (MA) and Mary Scannell Pepper Vanderbilt (ME) --
The prophet: William Sheldon (MA) --
The reformers: Smith Sisters (CT) --
The vagabonds: the Old Darned Man (CT) and the Leather Man (CT) --
The bandit: John Wilson (VT) --
The wealth seekers: Edward Norton (NH and VT) and Samuel Bemis (NH) and Phineas Gardner Wright (CT) --
The benefactors: George Beckwith (CT) and Joseph Battell (VT) and Isabella Stewart Gardner (MA) --
The castle-builders: William Gillette (CT) and Antoinette Sherri (NH) --
The great American traveller: Daniel Pratt (MA) --
The visionaries of the ordinary: Joseph Palmer (MA) and William Henry Harrison Rose (RI) and Elizabeth Tashjian (CT) and William Johnson (ME) --
The legendary eccentrics: Charles Dunbar (MA and ME) and Tombolin (MA) and Tom Cook (MA).
Other Titles: Wicked, weird and wily yankees
Responsibility: Stephen Gencarella.

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