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True Tales of Life and Death at Fort Adams (Landmarks) [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Troost-Cramer , Robert J. McCormack
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For 150 years, Fort Adams guarded the strategic entrance to Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. It was the largest coastal fortification in the United States, and though the site never saw a battle, its history is shadowed with dark tragedy. The fort witnessed its first death in 1819 when Private William G. Cornell shot Private William Kane point-blank and without remorse over an unknown argument. Unfortunately, more tragedy would follow. In 1871, twenty-eight-year-old George F. Drake slit his own throat after his sweetheart ended their relationship. And in 1879, Private Franz Koppe was mysteriously attacked, later dying of his injuries. The Spanish influenza arrived at Fort Adams in 1918, killing five soldiers in one month. Through these stories of life and death, author Kathleen Troost-Cramer traces the history of this national landmark.


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About the Author

Kathleen Troost-Cramer grew up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Her fascination with local history has led to a long career as a tour guide at various locations, including the Newport mansions, the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum, and Fort Adams, where she developed the original Halloween attraction Fortress of Nightmares.

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  • File Size: 1971 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The History PRess (June 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DL6JF1A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,205,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings History To Life September 11, 2013
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book at a local bookstore here in Newport. I was intrigued by the subject matter as I live at the Fort Adams military housing area. I walk past the cemetery everyday and always wonder who is buried there. Troost-Cramer's book is the answer. She tales fascinating tales of those who lived and died at the Fort. It reads like a murder mystery and a soap opera all in one. There are even some ghost tales at the end. The author is also a tour guide at the Fort and her love of the subject matter comes across with each line she wrote. I highly recommend this book to learn more about Fort Adams.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fort Adams December 28, 2013
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Kathleen wrote a really great read. I was transported to the time, way back then. It was gripping. When is her next book coming? I would recommend it to History buffs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learned something new October 23, 2013
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Having lived with the Fort literally in my back yard while stationed in Newport, I really didn't know much about it. After reading this book it shed a little light on such an amazing place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Tales of Life and Death at Fort Adams August 25, 2013
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Very nicely written. Kathleen's writing kept my attention. All interested in History would enjoy reading this book. I am a big fan of the author. Hope to read more from her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK! August 5, 2013
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FINALLY, a book about some of the fascinating people who lived (and died) at Fort Adams. Hope Kathleen continues in her research to discover more stories.
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Kathleen Troost-Cramer developed a fascination with local history at an early age. This interest led to a 24-season career as a tour guide at various locations, including the Newport mansions, the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast/Museum in Fall River, and Fort Adams, where Kathleen developed the original Halloween attraction Fortress of Nightmares. Kathleen teaches religious studies at St. George's School while pursuing a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Boston University School of Theology. She is the author of "True Tales of Life and Death at Fort Adams" as well as "Fort Adams: A History," another History Press publication on which Kathleen collaborated with Fort Adams scholar John T. Duchesneau.

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