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Remembering Lubec

Remembering Lubec Author Ronald Pesha
ISBN-10 9781625843081
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 160
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For over two centuries, many a helmsman felt a surge of deliverance upon first spotting the Quoddy Lighthouse, guardian of the easternmost point of the United States. During the foggy summer months, residents of Lubec take comfort in the symphony of tolling bells and crashing surf along the rocky Maine coast, where Native Americans once hunted seals and generations of fishermen tugged their boats ashore. In this collection of articles, historian Ronald Pesha revives the events and people of Lubec's past, uncovering stories such as the eighteenth-century naval hero and founder of the U.S. Coast Guard, Hopley Yeaton, and the nineteenth-century Lubec signature quilt. From the Quoddy Belle's California gold mine expedition to the colorful history of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Cat Food house, these tales from Lubec history will delight all readers.

The Great Gold Swindle of Lubec Maine

The Great Gold Swindle of Lubec  Maine Author Ronald Pesha
ISBN-10 9781625840868
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 208
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In 1897, a stranger named Reverend Prescott Jernegan arrived in Lubec and made a bold claim: he could extract gold from seawater. To do so, he used so-called accumulators of electrically charged rods in iron pots. Fooling many, he actually hid the gold beneath a wharf in the Bay of Fundy during the night. He and his accomplice, Charles Fisher, preached with fervent enthusiasm as they built their factory and encouraged inspections, which reversed doubters to greedy high-stakes investors. Hundreds of laborers accelerated factory expansion until July 1897, when Jernegan and Fisher fled. Although residents of Lubec attempted civil and criminal action, both men relocated, and fantasies of gold wealth flowed away. Relive the excitement, disappointment and anger of turn-of-the-century Mainers in this collection of accounts about the Lubec gold hoax.

North Country

North Country Author Howard Frank Mosher
ISBN-10 9780544391246
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 272
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“A richly observant memoir of a coast-to-coast journey along the US-Canada border . . . An armchair traveler’s delight” (Kirkus Reviews). “Part travelogue, part memoir, part meditation, part exploration,” North Country is an account of a trip along the northern border of the United States in search of the country’s last unspoiled frontiers (The Boston Sunday Globe). In this vast, sparsely settled territory, Howard Frank Mosher found both a harsh and beautiful landscape and some of the continent’s most independent men and women. Here, he brings this remote area to vivid life in a book “bright with anecdote and history and lore and most importantly with affection for his human subjects” (Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Independence Day). “A classic road book. You could, with confidence, place this book on the shelf next to such American classics as John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley and Jonathan Raban’s Old Glory.” —Detroit Free Press “What Mosher’s northern journey is really about is our society’s loss of Eden, the garden we were promised when we came here. The garden we’ve turned into pulp fiction and rocket ranges. The very fact that this brave book can stir up so many thoughts about the predicaments of civilization is surely an indication that it is well worth reading.” —Ottawa Citizen

After Tamerlane

After Tamerlane Author John Darwin
ISBN-10 1596917601
Release 2010-08-08
Pages 592
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Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this magisterial book, their empire-building created the world we know today. From the death of Tamerlane in 1405, to America's rise to world "hyperpower," to the resurgence of China and India as global economic powers, After Tamerlane is a grand historical narrative that offers a new perspective on the past, present, and future of empires.

Love Made Visible

Love Made Visible Author Jean Gibran
ISBN-10 9781623710521
Release 2014-07-05
Pages 216
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Jean Gibran’s Love Made Visible is the moving story of a marriage, of Boston’s South End, and the Boston Expressionist art scene that first flourished there in the 1930s and ‘40s. A teacher in the Boston public schools, she was for fifty years married to Kahlil Gibran, sculptor and artisan, and cousin of the noted poet Gibran Kahlil Gibran. She reflects lucidly on her role as spouse of a gifted artist in the decades spanning the 1950s to 2008. In retracing the course of her at times stormy marriage, she reflects on tests and joys of embracing another culture in a relationship, raising a child in the household of a working artist, and enabling her husband’s prolific work as a sculptor and craftsman. At the same time, she recalls to life forgotten, underappreciated artists of the Boston School and decades of artistic ferment that found a welcome home in the South End. Constant throughout this diary is her perseverance in the face of loss and bereavement, comforted by an enduring sense of place. Like the “mostly happy marriage” and the fiercely local and independent artistic movement to which she pays homage, Gibran’s idiosyncratic memoir confronts the costs—and reaffirms the value—of creative commitment, in art and in life.

The One Way Bridge

The One Way Bridge Author Cathie Pelletier
ISBN-10 9781402280740
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 384
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"Cathie Pelletier is one of my favorite novelists, and she's at the top of her game with The One-Way Bridge."—Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone In her highly anticipated new novel, acclaimed literary master Cathie Pelletier returns to Mattagash, Maine, the beloved New England town where it all started. Welcome to Mattagash, the last town in the middle of the northern Maine wilderness. The road dead-ends here, but Mattagash's citizens are fiercely proud. Yet this simple town connected by a single one-way bridge is anything but tranquil. While neighbors bicker publicly over trivialities such as offensive mailbox designs and gossip about suspicious newcomers, they privately struggle to navigate deeper issues—scandals, loss, failed ambitions, the scars of war...and a mysterious dead body in the woods. With her trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable cast of endearing and eccentric characters, from scheming mailmen and peeping toms to lovesick waitresses and loggers whose underhandedness belies their ingenuity. The citizens of Mattagash will make you laugh and cheer for them as they stumble into one another's lives and strive to define themselves in a changing world that threatens to leave them behind. The One-Way Bridge is an extraordinary portrait of family, loneliness, and community—and the kinds of compromises we all make in the name of love. Praise for The One-Way Bridge: "The One-Way Bridge is the novel Cathie Pelletier fans have long awaited. Her Mattagash, Maine, is one of the most fully realized fictional locales I've ever visited, it's geography as vivid and precise as any actual place, its citizens as real and compelling as our own friends and neighbors."—Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls "In her new book, Cathie Pelletier's brilliantly drawn, true-to-life characters break your heart and make you laugh at the same time, a rare talent indeed."—Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café


GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY Author Jedidiah 1761-1826 Morse
ISBN-10 1362580473
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 364
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GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY book for free.

History of Spanish literature

History of Spanish literature Author George Ticknor
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433075857791
Release 1849
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History of Spanish literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from History of Spanish literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full History of Spanish literature book for free.

Sea Glass Chronicles

Sea Glass Chronicles Author C. S. Lambert
ISBN-10 9781461744894
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 96
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Leads the reader through the worlds between the tides, with tales of the origins of each shard, whether glass or ceramic.

The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610 1791

The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents  Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France  1610 1791 Author Reuben Gold Thwaites
ISBN-10 UVA:X000600648
Release 1818
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The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610 1791 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610 1791 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610 1791 book for free.

Birdwatching in Vermont

Birdwatching in Vermont Author Ted Murin
ISBN-10 1584651881
Release 2002
Pages 191
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The definitive how-to guide to watching and enjoying birds in Vermont including a special section for beginners.

The State Parks

The State Parks Author Freeman Tilden
ISBN-10 1258423022
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 606
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Photographs By L. Stockmeyer, John Gass, Gus Martin And Many Others.

Antlers Forever

Antlers Forever Author Frances Bloxam
ISBN-10 9781461743798
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 32
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Orville the moose is a likeable young fellow who tries very hard to do everything right, especially when it comes to taking care of his handsome pair of antlers. They are his pride and joy, but despite all his care, he wakes up one day to find that they are coming loose!

Good Night Maine

Good Night Maine Author Adam Gamble
ISBN-10 9781602199170
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 18
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From lobster boats to puffins, this delightful board book celebrates everything the great state of Maine has to offer. Young readers will recognize all their favorite sites and attractions including whales, Acadia National Park, black bears, seals, rafters and kayakers, boating, beaches, lakes, moose, Mount Katahdin, lighthouses, villages, and more.

A Passion for Sea Glass

A Passion for Sea Glass Author C. S. Lambert
ISBN-10 9781461744870
Release 2008-07-30
Pages 96
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Some people's passion for sea glass goes beyond collecting—they use it to create something of beauty. Carole Lambert, author of Sea Glass Chronicles, gives us entree into the studios of those who do everything from gathering and amassing sea glass mulch for landscaping to designing stained-sea-glass windows. This volume will arouse a renewed sense of wonder in those who already possess a passion for sea glass and win legions of new sea-glass devotees.

What s Cooking at Moody s Diner

What s Cooking at Moody s Diner Author Nancy Genthner
ISBN-10 9781461745297
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 208
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Here is a larger, redesigned edition of a tried-and-true classic cookbook inspired by the favorite Maine diner of travelers and natives alike! Like its famous namesake eatery, this cookbook almost needs no introduction. The original edition went into 15 printings, because recipes such as these simply never fall out of fashion. However, even more good recipes have been approved and appreciated by the clientele of Moody's Diner in the past decade or so and more great anecdotes and photographs have been collected, so clearly it was time for a bigger and better edition of What's Cooking at Moody's Diner. Fifty-nine new recipes were added, and — by popular demand — the diner-size recipes are now presented in family-size versions as well.

The Secret Lives of Sports Fans

The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Author Eric Simons
ISBN-10 9781468307580
Release 2013-04-04
Pages 320
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Sports fandom is either an aspect of a person's fundamental identity, or completely incomprehensible to those who aren't fans at all. What is happening in our brains and bodies when we feel strong emotion while watching a game? How do sports fans resemble political junkies, and why do we form such a strong attachment to a sports team? Journalist Eric Simons presents in-depth research in an accessible and brilliant way, sure to interest readers of Jonah Lehrer and Malcolm Gladwell. Through reading the literature and attending neuroscience conferences, talking to fans, psychologists, and scientists, and working through his issues as part of a collaboration with the NPR science program RadioLab, Eric Simons hoped to find an answer that would explain why the attractive force of this relationship with treasured sports teams is so great that we can't leave it.