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Hidden Gems of New England

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography

USA440
Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2001
269
0375405615
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This illustrated companion to the PBS series follows the arc of Twain's celebrated career.
$40.00

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

USE553
Bruce Irving
Countryman Press
2011
96
0881509272
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Eyewitness Guide New England

USE294
Eleanor Berman
DK Publishing
2014
400
1465440976
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

New England Map

USE270
Mad Maps
2007
2
1933911328
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A road map of all of New England, at a scale of 1:600,000.
$10.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Boston

BOS39
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
160
1741799260
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.99

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

USE449
Tracey Medeiros
Storey
2008
288
1603420258
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

1776

USA189
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
755
1594131430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Baseball, An Illustrated History

USA444
Kevin Baker (Contributor), Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward
Alfred Knopf
2010
564
037571197X
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered

USE171
James Kirby Martin
NYU
2000
544
0814756468
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A revisionist biography of Benedict Arnold, focusing on the famous traitor's pre-treason accomplishments.
$30.00

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

USE244
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
2002
304
0375705244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

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

USS533
David S. Reynolds
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
351
039308132X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Reynolds takes a fascinating look at the cultural roots, political impact, and enduring legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's revolutionary bestseller.
$17.95

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

USA05
Daniel Boorstin
Random House
1964
434
0394705130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions.
$17.95

The Shakers, Hands to Work, Hearts to God

USA501
Ken Burns
PBS Home Video
2004
141570256X
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A documentary in the Ken Burns' America series.
$19.99

America's Covered Bridges, Practical Crossings - Nostalgic Icons

USA560
Ronald G. Knapp, Terry E. Miller
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2017
272
0804849641
PAPER
Art & Architecture
3/25/2014
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

USE572
John H. Dryfhout
University Press of New England
2008
356
158465709X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

USA448
Mark Twain, Harriet E. Smith (Editor)
University of California Press
2010
736
0520267192
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$45.00

Green Mountain Farm

USE298
Elliott Merrick, Lawrence Millman (Introduction)
Countryman Press
2003
206
0881504351
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An entertaining, wry account of abandoning the city for rural Vermont during the Depression. A classic.
$19.95

Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Voice of Humanity in White America

USE571
Henry Elliot
2009
64
0778748375
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A biography in the Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes series for ages 10-13.
$10.95

Mark Twain On Travel

TVL77
Mark Twain, Terry Mort (Editor)
Globe Pequot Press
2007
278
1599210746
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Singular Mark Twain, A Biography

USA499
Fred Kaplan
Doubleday
2005
768
1400095271
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer and National Book Award winner Fred Kaplan captures the life and times of the great American storyteller in this magisterial biography.
$18.00

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

USE616
Bill McKibben
St. Martin's Press
2014
176
1627790209
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Rise to Rebellion

USE287
Jeff M. Shaara
Ballantine Books
2004
576
0345427548
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Diaries of Adam & Eve

USA500
Mark Twain
Aa Balkema
2002
94
0965881156
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Edited by Don Roberts this handsome edition of Twain's stories includes illustrations by Michael Mojher.
$14.00

New England Autumn

USE337
Ferenc Mate (Photographer), Candace Mate (Photographer)
W. W. Norton & Company
2010
160
0920256554
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

USE06
Brian Cassie, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446761
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.95

New England Wildlife

USE234
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551735
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
$7.95

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Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

USE07
Tom Wessels, Brian Cohen (Illustrator), Ann Zwinger (Introduction)
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
200
0881504203
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.95

Insight Guide New England

USE38
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
456
1780058055
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.99

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States

USE73
Peter Alden, Brian Cassie
Alfred Knopf
1999
448
0679446826
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States.
$22.00

Walden and Other Writings

GEN183
Henry David Thoreau
Houghton Mifflin Company
2004
432
0618457178
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 150th anniversary illustrated edition of the Thoreau's musings on nature, the simple life, self-reliance and the value of freedom.
$40.00

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

GBR326
Mark Twain
Penguin
1977
410
0140430644
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Twain's comic 1889 novel contains some discussion of the merits of monarchy.
$10.00

Stranger in the Kingdom

USE236
Howard Frank Mosher
Mariner Books
2002
421
0385312636
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks.
$19.95

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

USE347
William Cronon
Hill and Wang
2003
242
0809016346
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this ecological -- and social -- history of New England, Cronon documents the ecological changes and impact of European colonization.
$15.00

Norman Rockwell, A Life

USE348
Laura Claridge
Modern Library
2003
592
0812967232
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A provocative biography of the iconic American illustrator, detailing his life and work.
$16.95

The Good City, Writers Explore 21st Century Boston

BOS28
Emily Hiestand, Ande Zellman
Beacon Press
2004
175
0807071439
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection of contemporary writing on Boston includes contributions by Susan Orlean and Michael Patrick MacDonald.
$18.00

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA394
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns (Director)
PBS Home Video
2013
6004445496
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
The widescreen edition of Ken Burn's 6-part, 12-hour ode to the national parks, featuring hundreds of interviews, fascinating archival images and dazzling cinematography in High Definition.
$99.99

October, or Autumnal Tints

USE569
Henry David Thoreau
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
127
0393081885
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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).
$17.95

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

USA498
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Library of America
1982
1477
0940450011
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The authoritative library of the America edition of Stowe's three Novels.
$45.00

Rabble in Arms

USE574
Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Down East Books
1996
586
0892723866
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

For Kids

A Day No Pigs Would Die

USE227
Robert Newton Peck
Random House
1994
150
082352
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old boy in a Shaker family, with lots of vernacular Vermontese, as well as some poignant themes about death and responsibility. It's popular with pre-teens.
$6.99