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Railroading in New England

Reading and Travel Guide
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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Essential Reading Package-EXUSE301

Item EXUSE301. Buy these 5 items as a set for $88 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Down East, A Maritime History of Maine

USE246
Lincoln Paine
Tilbury House Publishers
2000
180
0884482227
PAPER
History
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0
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Maine's maritime history, from the coastal travel of Native Americans to the Basque fishing industry to the pleasure boating of today, incorporating ecology, culture and art into its well-researched history.
$14.95

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

NYS92
Jerry Monkman
Countryman Press
2009
0881505420
HARD COVER
Natural History
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0
0
0
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.
$19.95

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

Eyewitness Guide New England

USE294
Eleanor Berman
DK Publishing
2014
400
1465440976
PAPER
Guidebook
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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
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0
0
0
A road map of all of New England, at a scale of 1:600,000.
$10.95

Becoming Teddy Roosevelt, How a Maine Guide Inspired America's 26th President

USE560
Andrew Vietze
National Book Network
2011
205
1608931749
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The untold story of Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong friendship with a Maine woodsman, William Wingate Sewall, who exerted a deep influence on Roosevelt, helping to shape the image of the rugged, outdoorsman president that became known to the world.
$14.95

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History

USE247
Roger Duncan
Countryman Press
2002
576
0881505552
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A 400-year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development.
$24.95

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.
$15.95

Imagining New England, Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid-Twentieth Century

USE550
Joseph A. Conforti
University of North Carolina Press
2001
384
0807849375
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Tracing more than three centuries of history, Conforti reveals how history, literature, art, material culture and even the geography of the landscape have shaped New England's unique regional heritage.
$35.00

In the Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

OCE47
Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking
2001
302
0141001828
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A seafaring tale of fearsome whales, cannibalism and sturdy 19th-century Nantucketers. The story depicts true events which inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. A fascinating history of 19th-century society in Nantucket.
$17.00

Long Mile Home, Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

BOS47
Scott Helman
Penguin Putnam
2015
368
0525954481
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This definitive book about the Boston Marathon bombing and the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers that followed portrays the city’s incredible strength in response to tragedy.
$16.00

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

USE42
Tom Shachtman
Thames & Hudson
2007
208
0500018006
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$40.00

Train, Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World

WLD253
Tom Zoellner
Viking
2014
368
0143126342
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An informative and entertaining history of railway travel around the world -- from the frigid Trans-Siberian Railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to futuristic Mag-Lev trains. Zoellner examines mechanics and innovations in rails and engines, trains’ impact on societies and even America's ambivalence toward mass transit.
$16.00

Railway Maps of the World

WLD220
Mark Ovenden
Viking
2012
144
0143122401
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Featuring 500 full-color maps, posters and images from the beloved 1830 Liverpool and Manchester Railway to the latest high-speed networks under construction in China, Mark Ovenden's colorful compendium includes the official transit maps.
$25.00

One Man's Meat

USE43
E.B. White
Tilbury House Publishers
1997
279
0884481921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The House by the Sea, A Journal

USE61
May Sarton
W. W. Norton & Company
1995
288
0393313905
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of many journals by May Sarton, who moved from New Hampshire to live alone in a house on the seacoast of Maine. She writes beautifully on the topics of aging, solitude, nature, gardening, food, relationships and, of course, life in coastal Maine.
$21.00

Empire Falls

USE220
Richard Russo
Vintage Books
2002
496
0375726403
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Good City, Writers Explore 21st Century Boston

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

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
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0
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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

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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Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad

NAM56
Derek Hayes
University of California Press
2010
224
0520266161
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
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Hayes (Historical Atlas of the American West) traces the development of trains from Britain in the 1820s to today’s railroad revival in historical maps, photos, brochures and posters.
$41.95

Train, The Evolution of Rail Travel

TVL636
Philip Marsh
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
160
0233004580
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This collection historical photos, vintage posters, maps and memorabilia from the National Railway Museum in York tells the fascinating story of the evolution of train travel.
$24.95