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Insight Guide New England

Insight Guide New England

by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

For a good overview of the region, you can't go wrong with this guide, noted for its wonderful photography, superb production and outstanding color maps. (USE38, $24.99)

Lobster Chronicles, Life on a Very Small Island

Lobster Chronicles, Life on a Very Small Island

by Linda Greenlaw

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

A former swordboat captain, and a fine writer to boot, Greenlaw returns to the small Maine island where she grew up and takes up the lobstering life. A wonderful depiction of coastal Maine, the lobster industry and a tiny community bound to the sea and each other. (USE352, $13.99)

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 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)

 
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)

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History


by Roger Duncan

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

A four hundred year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development. (USE247, $24.95)

Death of an Empire

Death of an Empire


by Robert Booth

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 330 PAGES

Booth focuses on the ambitious White family in this gripping tale of people and power in Salem, Massachusetts, the grand seaport that was once the richest city in America. (USE533, $34.99)

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)

Lexington and Concord, The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

Lexington and Concord, The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution


by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A popular history of the opening shots of the American Revolution. (BOS16, $18.95)

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 Gilded Age, A Tale of Today


by Mark Twain

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 475 PAGES

Twain's satirical portrait of Washington D.C and life in America in the post-Civil War era. (USA83, $14.95)

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England


by Tom Shachtman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture. (USE42, $40.00)

One Man's Meat

One Man's Meat


by E.B. White

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 279 PAGES

By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938. (USE43, $16.95)

Empire Falls

Empire Falls


by Richard Russo

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life. (USE220, $15.95)

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)

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England


by William Cronon

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

In this ecological -- and social -- history of New England, Cronon documents the ecological changes and impact of European colonization. (USE347, $15.00)

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season


by Jerry Monkman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER

Capturing the spectacular fall display from the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the wilds of northern Maine in 75 color photos. (NYS92, $19.95)

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)

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England


by Tom Wessels | Brian Cohen | Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads. (USE07, $21.95)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

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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