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by James Sullivan

Author: James Sullivan
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (July 17, 2012)
Pages: 304 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.4
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James Sullivan is the author of Seven Dirty Words, The Hardest Working Man, and Jeans. He has written extensively for the Boston Globe, and previously served as a feature writer and culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle

James Sullivan is the author of Seven Dirty Words, The Hardest Working Man, and Jeans. He has written extensively for the Boston Globe, and previously served as a feature writer and culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has spent considerable time, including his honeymoon, on the islands.

For over fifty years, the local teams have been locking horns every November. They play for pride, a coveted trophy, and, very often, a shot at the league championship. Despite their tiny populations, both islands are dangerous on the football field. This far-reaching book tells the story not only of the Whaler–Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country.

To most of us "wash-ashores," the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are resort destinations, summer homes for the Kennedys, the Obamas, and-yes-Bill Belichick. But the year-rounders see a different picture.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. To most of us "wash-ashores," the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are resort destinations, summer homes for the Kennedys, the Obamas, and-yes-Bill Belichick. After the tourists and jetsetters leave, the cold weather descends, and the local shop owners, carpenters, and fishermen ready themselves for the main event: high school football. For over fifty years, the local teams been locked in a fierce rivalry.

In this far-reaching book, James Sullivan tells the story not only of the Whaler-Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country

In this far-reaching book, James Sullivan tells the story not only of the Whaler-Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country. Filled with empty houses nine months of the year, Nantucket and the Vineyard have long, unique histories that include such oddities as an attempt to secede from the . Delving into the rich history of both places, Sullivan paints a picture of a bygone New England, a place that has never stopped fighting for its life-and for the rights to coveted Island Cup.

For over 50 years, the local teams have been locking horns every November. This far-reaching book tells the story not only of the Whaler-Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country.

Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean, and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry. For over fifty years, the local teams have been locking horns every November.

Island Cup : Two Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean, and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry. To most of us "mainlanders," the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are resort destinations, summer homes for the Kennedys, the Obamas, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. But after the tourists and jetsetters leave, the cold weather descends, and the local shop owners, carpenters, and fishermen ready themselves for the main event: high school football.

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For over fifty years, the local teams been locked in a fierce rivalry. They play for pride, a trophy, and very often, a shot at the league championship. In this far-reaching book, James Sullivan tells the story not only of the Whaler-Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country.

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Island Cup Two Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean, and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry. James Sullivan The story of one of America’s fiercest and strangest high school football rivalries: the annual Martha’s Vineyard versus Nantucket Island Cup. James Sullivan is the author of Seven Dirty Words, The Hardest Working Man, and Jeans.

Sullivan’s lyrical Island Cup: Two Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry.

Pride is also at the heart of what may be the sweetest sports book of the summer, James Sullivan’s lyrical Island Cup: Two Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry. ’ Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have everything and nothing in common. They both sit off the Massachusetts coast, in summer offering refuge for the rich, colonies for artists and the setting for fabulous restaurants. The opinions expressed are his ow.

To most of us "mainlanders," the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are resort destinations, summer homes for the Kennedys, the Obamas, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. But after the tourists and jetsetters leave, the cold weather descends, and the local shop owners, carpenters, and fishermen ready themselves for the main event: high school football. For over fifty years, the local teams have been locking horns every November. They play for pride, a coveted trophy, and, very often, a shot at the league championship. Despite their tiny populations, both islands are dangerous on the football field.

This far-reaching book tells the story not only of the Whaler-Vineyarder rivalry, but of two places without a country. Filled with empty houses nine months of the year, Nantucket and the Vineyard have long, unique histories that include such oddities as an attempt to secede from the United States and the invention of a proprietary sign language. Delving into the rich history of both places, Sullivan paints a picture of a bygone New England, a place that has never stopped fighting for its life-and the rights to the Island Cup.

James Sullivan is the author of Seven Dirty Words, The Hardest Working Man, and Jeans. He has written extensively for the Boston Globe, and previously served as a feature writer and culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has spent considerable time, including his honeymoon, on the islands.