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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)

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)

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. (USE294, $25.00)

New England Map

New England Map

by Mad Maps

  • 2007
  • MAP

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

 
Lonely Planet Pocket Boston

Lonely Planet Pocket Boston


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES
  • COMING IN JANUARY

A practical guide to the city of Boston that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull-out city map. (BOS39, $14.99)

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 bestseller 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)

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)

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)

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)

America's Covered Bridges, Practical Crossings - Nostalgic Icons

America's Covered Bridges, Practical Crossings - Nostalgic Icons


by Ronald G. Knapp | Terry E. Miller

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

Having combed the country for picturesque examples of American covered bridges, Miller and Knapp present the first comprehensive history of these ingenious works of architecture. The book concludes with photo essays that capture 55 of these fascinating icons of the American landscape. (USA560, $39.95)

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)

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1


by Mark Twain | Harriet E. Smith

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 736 PAGES

The first of three volumes of Twain's complete autobiographical dictations, following a discursive rather than chronological narrative and, as the author requested, released 100 years after his death. (USA448, $45.00)

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)

Wandering Home, A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape

Wandering Home, A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape


by Bill McKibben

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

On a three-week walk from Vermont's Mt. Abraham to his former home in the Adirondack Mountains, prominent American ecologist McKibben meets with environmentally conscious folk, including activists, writers, organic farmers, a vintner and a beekeeper, to discuss important questions about nature and climate change. (USE616, $14.99)

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)

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)

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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