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Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography

Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography

by Geoffrey C. Ward | Dayton Duncan | Ken Burns

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 269 PAGES

This illustrated companion to the PBS series follows the arc of Twain's celebrated career. (USA440, $40.00)

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

by Joseph J. Ellis

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country. (USE244, $15.95)

Eyewitness Guide New England

Eyewitness Guide New England

by Eleanor Berman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

This superb guide to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a synopsis of the region's attractions. It also devotes a section to Boston. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. (USE294, $25.00)

New England Map

New England Map

by Mad Maps

  • MAP

A road map of all of New England, at a scale of 1:600,000. (USE270, $10.95)

 
Dishing Up Vermont, 145 Authentic Recipes from the Green Mountain State

Dishing Up Vermont, 145 Authentic Recipes from the Green Mountain State


by Tracey Medeiros

  • FOOD
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A collection of recipes from a broad range of cooks dedicated to sustaining and enriching local culinary traditions, this book celebrates the classic taste of the Green Mountain state. (USE449, $19.95)

1776

1776


by David McCullough

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 755 PAGES

This lively best-seller tells the early history of the Revolutionary War, bringing to life an extraordinary period and a vast array of characters on both sides of the conflict. (USA189, $18.00)

Baseball, An Illustrated History

Baseball, An Illustrated History


by Kevin Baker | Ken Burns | Geoffrey C. Ward

  • SPORT
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 564 PAGES

Re-released to coincide with the PBS broadcast of Baseball: The Tenth Inning, this updated edition features a new chapter by historian Kevin Baker on such topics as the 1994 strike, the home-run race of 1998 and recent steroid controversies. (USA444, $39.95)

Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered

Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered


by James Kirby Martin

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

A revisionist biography of Benedict Arnold, focusing on the famous traitor's pre-treason accomplishments. (USE171, $27.00)

Mightier Than The Sword, Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America


by David S. Reynolds

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 351 PAGES

Reynolds takes a fascinating look at the cultural roots, political impact, and enduring legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's revolutionary bestseller. (USS533, $17.95)

New England Icons, Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls, and Steeples


by Bruce Irving

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

The former producer of the PBS show This Old House, Bruce Irving is a denizen of historic locales. In this entertaining collection of essays, Irving offers a guide to the stone walls, village greens, lobster boats, garden cemeteries and other stalwart landscape features found along the highways and backwaters of rural New England. (USE553, $19.95)

Shakers, The - Hands to Work, Hearts to God


by Ken Burns

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2004
  • DVD

A documentary in the Ken Burns' America series. (USA501, $19.99)

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

The Americans, the Colonial Experience


by Daniel Boorstin

  • HISTORY
  • 1964
  • PAPER
  • 434 PAGES

Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions. (USA05, $17.95)

The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens


by John H. Dryfhout

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

With chapters on The Saint-Gaudens Memorial at Cornish, New Hampshire and 500 illustrations depicting the cameos, sculptures, bas-reliefs, bronzes, coins, and medals, this updated catalog showcases all the famous sculptor's work. (USE572, $29.95)

Green Mountain Farm

Green Mountain Farm


by Elliott Merrick | Lawrence Millman

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 206 PAGES

An entertaining, wry account of abandoning the city for rural Vermont during the Depression. A classic. (USE298, $19.95)

Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Voice of Humanity in White America


by Henry Elliot

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 64 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A biography in the Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes series for ages 10-13. (USE571, $10.95)

Mark Twain On Travel

Mark Twain On Travel


by Mark Twain | Terry Mort

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER

A journalist, wanderer, opinionated and marvelously entertaining, Mark Twain wrote five well-received travel books over his long career. Editor Terry Mort handpicks choice selections for this satisfying anthology, organized geographically. (TVL77, $15.95)

The Singular Mark Twain, A Biography


by Fred Kaplan

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 768 PAGES

Pulitzer and National Book Award winner Fred Kaplan captures the life and times of the great American storyteller in this magisterial biography. (USA499, $18.00)

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court


by Mark Twain

  • LITERATURE
  • 1977
  • PAPER
  • 410 PAGES

Twain's comic 1889 novel contains some discussion of the merits of monarchy. (GBR326, $10.00)

October, or Autumnal Tints

October, or Autumnal Tints


by Henry David Thoreau

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 127 PAGES

Henry David Thoreau considers the red maple, elm, sugar maple and scarlet oak in turn in this classic ode to autumn -- not as the season of senescence but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity. Originally published in 1862, this handsome new edition is illustrated with Lincoln Perry's full-page watercolors and includes an introduction by Thoreau biographer Robert Richardson (Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind). (USE569, $17.95)

Rabble in Arms

Rabble in Arms


by Kenneth Lewis Roberts

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 586 PAGES

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, originally published in 1933, which has as its center the military campaigns of Benedict Arnold. (USE574, $18.95)

Rise to Rebellion

Rise to Rebellion


by Jeff M. Shaara

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

Shaara, a storyteller of note, here turns from the Civil War to the signature moments of the American Revolution -- as seen through the eyes of key figures. (USE287, $15.95)

Stranger in the Kingdom

Stranger in the Kingdom


by Howard Frank Mosher

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 421 PAGES

Mosher spins a tale of racism, murder and small-town life in this novel set in Kingdom County, Vermont, where through the eyes of the 13-year-old narrator we witness a troubled side of life in New England. (USE236, $14.00)

The Diaries of Adam & Eve

The Diaries of Adam & Eve


by Mark Twain

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 94 PAGES

Edited by Don Roberts this handsome edition of Twain's stories includes illustrations by Michael Mojher. (USA500, $14.00)

The Good City, Writers Explore 21st Century Boston

The Good City, Writers Explore 21st Century Boston


by Emily Hiestand | Ande Zellman

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

This collection of contemporary writing on Boston includes contributions by Susan Orlean and Michael Patrick MacDonald. (BOS28, $14.00)

Three Novels: Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Minister's Wooing, Oldtown Folks


by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • LITERATURE
  • 1982
  • HARD COVER
  • 1477 PAGES

The authoritative library of the America edition of Stowe's three Novels. (USA498, $45.00)

Walden and Other Writings

Walden and Other Writings


by Henry David Thoreau

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 432 PAGES

The 150th anniversary illustrated edition of the Thoreau's musings on nature, the simple life, self-reliance and the value of freedom. (GEN183, $40.00)

New England Autumn

New England Autumn


by Ferenc Mate | Candace Mate

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Magnificent photographs of farmsteads, pastures, forests, wharves and villages from Maine to Connecticut are paired with the poetry and literature of Dickinson, Thoreau and Waldo Emerson in this pictorial celebration of season. With a 14-page section of maps and practical travel information. (USE337, $25.00)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England


by Brian Cassie | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites. (USE06, $22.00)

New England Wildlife

New England Wildlife


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. (USE234, $6.95)

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