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- Down East Books 2005; US$ 9.99
Virginia Thorndike, Maine's own version of Studs Terkel, traveled to all the Maine coast islands that still maintain a year-round population and persuaded the islanders to talk openly about their lives. The result is a compulsively readable, unvarnished, and appealing portrait, much of it in the islanders? own words. The 15 islands not accessible by... more...
- Down East Books 2002; US$ 9.99
Originally published in 1937 as part of the Rivers of America series, this book has become a classic of Maine literature. And only Robert P. Tristram Coffin could have woven this story of the majestic Kennebec and the people who lived beside it, from the Popham Plantation in the early 1600s to the 1930s. His intimate knowledge of the Maine landscape,... more...
- Down East Books 2003; US$ 29.99
Photographer William Hubbell's Seasons of Maine was unequaled in capturing the beauty and diversity of Maine. Now, in Safe Harbor, Bill turns his artistic eye to Maine's hundreds of islands, inlets, coves, bays, and harbors. These draw countless gunkholers who spend each summer searching for unspoiled harbors that provide safe refuge from the sometimes-stormy,... more...
- Down East Books 2007; US$ 15.95
A general guide for visitors of the Casco Bay islands in Maine and greater Portland, this book includes profiles of the major islands in the bay; features on local history, island geology, and island wildlife; information about mainland departure points and tips on how to get to the islands; and maps of the individual islands profiled in the book. more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95
In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape?2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized communities, including Native Americans, African-American maroons,... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 27.95
Over the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved a remarkable level of visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. In Struggles of Voice, José Antonio Lucero examines these two outstanding examples in order to understand their different patterns of indigenous mobilization and to reformulate... more...