Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: Best act fast to get our book on NH history
You and I have no doubt heard or seen that pitch numerous times from folks selling everything from aluminum siding to Ginzu knives and Amish fireplaces. So forgive me, but you are about to see it again. And if you like New Hampshire history, or you can't think of something neat to get your mom or Uncle Henry for their birthday or Christmas, please pay attention.
In fact, I was told the day the first shipment of books arrived here last week that we may already have fewer than 800 copies left. That is because so many people have pre-ordered. (Please be patient if you are among them. The pre-order fulfillment is ongoing.)
Perhaps it is just because the earlier book covered fewer years and was more of a picture book. This one combines words, pictures, and headlines dating all the way back to the Manchester Union's becoming a daily paper in 1863.
In the obligatory where-were-you-when department, I was a freshman at Manchester Memorial High School. I do not remember it like yesterday. I do know that one of the older kids on our bus home to Candia confirmed what we had heard: The President had been killed in Dallas. He then, matter-of-factly, announced the bus schedule for the following week, which was Thanksgiving.
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