Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame

Local author Brian M. Stinson will be available to sign copies of book
 
 
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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - June 7, 2018 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for
Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame

Local author Brian M. Stinson will be available to sign copies of book


Newport has been a city of innovation since its beginning nearly four centuries ago. Some of the claims on a national level are true, while some have been greatly distorted over the years.

The freethinking citizens include the first to defeat a British squadron and the author of the first written constitution guaranteeing the right to religious freedom in world history. The first law banning the importation of slaves in the colonies was enacted in the city, and the first Methodist church in the world with a steeple and bell is located here.

But was the first female lighthouse keeper in America from here? Was Newport the first place where a medical lecture was given?

Author and research historian Brian M. Stinson offers a chronological collection of vignettes detailing the city's many firsts.

About the Author:

A research historian, author, photo researcher, documentarian and lecturer for thirty years, Brian Matthew Stinson grew up in Newport. Stinson has been published in various publications including the Newport Daily News, Old Rhode Island, the Pineapple Post and the sailing publication WindCheck magazine. He was a regular contributor, photo researcher and research historian for Newport Life magazine for almost a decade, finishing in 2009. Stinson has also been a regular contributor to Newport This Week. He has done research for authors across the United States and is considered to be truly an expert on Newport.

Join the authors for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

1311 West Main Road

Middletown, RI 02842

When:  Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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