Synopses & Reviews
Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass Connecticut & Rhode Island covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
WHY? Patriotic travel is hot. Connecticut and Rhode Island, rich in the history of colonial America, are expected to see an increase of visitors seeking to reconnect with their country's past. WHAT? With relics of early American history all over this region, it's the perfect candidate for Compass's in-depth historical and cultural treatment. Local author Anna Mundow, with the help of James Marshall's vibrant photography, takes travelers to see the historic houses of Connecticut and the castles of Newport; to play in the states' gardens, woodlands, and lakes; and to indulge in the celebrated pizza in Mystic. Archival images and excerpts from classic American literature underscore this region's vast historical wealth. FAST FACT: Over 15 million people visited Connecticut and Rhode Island in 2000.
Connecticut and Rhode Island, rich in the history of Colonial America, have relics of early American history all over. Local authors take travelers to see the historic houses of Connecticut and the castles of Newport; to play in the states' gardens, woodlands, and lakes; and to indulge in the celebrated pizza in Mystic.