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The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park

by Paul Marion

Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be.

For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts’s cosmopolitan, must-see second city....


The King's Best Highway

by Eric Jaffe

A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD

 

During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post...


Dogtown

by Elyssa East

The area known as Dogtown -- an isolated colonial ruin and surrounding 3,000-acre woodland in storied seaside Gloucester, Massachusetts -- has long exerted a powerful influence over artists, writers, eccentrics,...


Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

This book tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. In this memoir, he offers an insider’s perspective on the decade of turmoil of...


Ghosts of Acadia

by Marcus LiBrizzi

Following in the tradition of his first collection of ghost stories, Dark Woods, Chill Waters, Marcus LiBrizzi has researched and written a collection of 21 true ghost stories from the Acadia/Mount Desert Island...


Bar Harbor's Gilded Century: Opulence to Ashes

by Lydia Vandenberg & Earle G. Shettleworth

Maine's premier tourist destination, Bar Harbor has many historic buildings. The area was once a shipbuilding and farming hamlet that became a Gilded Age resort of the highest order-until a fire in 1947 destroyed...


The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names

by Steve Pinkham

How did a mountain get the name Moose's Bosom? And what's afoot with the name Toenail Ridge? Avid hiker Steve Pinkham provides informative, quirky, and sometimes downright hilarious answers to these questions....


Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mt. Desert Island

by Bunny McBride & Harald Prins

When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging,...


Mr. Rockefeller's Roads: The Untold Story of Acadia's Carriage Roads

by Ann Rockefeller Roberts

The beautiful carriage roads of Mount Desert Island fit so perfectly into the land it seems as though they have always been there. Actually, they are the result of decades of planning and painstaking effort...


Looking Astern: An Artist's View of Maine's Historic Working Waterfronts

by Loretta Krupinski

Loretta Krupinski depicts coastal towns 70 to 150 years ago in their heyday. Each beautifully rendered image captures Maine when fishing, quarrying, and the cargo trade were the backbone of Maine's economy....


American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny

by Sarah S. Kilborne

The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to...


A Season in the Country

by Liz Levoy

A Season in the Country

A Regency Novel

Elizabeth Hanbury is used to the excitement of London life, and so when her mother decrees that she is to spend the social season in the rural backwater of Ossington she...


Before Jonathan Edwards

by Adriaan C. Neele

In Before Jonathan Edwards, Adriaan Neele seeks to balance the recent academic attention to the developments of intellectual history after Jonathan Edwards. Neele presents the first comprehensive study of Edwards's...


Boston

by Henry Cabot Lodge

Originally a part of the "Historic Towns" series, this title gives a comprehensive account of the history of Boston, one of the oldest towns in the United States. The author takes us from the Puritan beginnings...


Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston

by Samuel Adams Drake

This volume contains a vast fund of information and anecdotes about old Boston, its notable buildings, markets, streets, and most memorable characters. The book is a perfect storehouse of information and one...


Boston 1822 - 1922

by John Koren

John Koren gives insights into the story of Boston as a municipality since its inception in 1822 until the year 1922, with its changing forms of government and its multitudinous activities for the betterment...


New England's Colonial Inns & Taverns

by Maria Olia

New England’s Colonial Inns and Taverns explores the history of these institutions and visits those that are still around. Today, there’s no better remedy for the winter blues than a visit to a Colonial...


Wildfire Loose

by Joyce Butler

In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Climaxing months of drought, fires raged across more than 200,000 acres. Nine communities were practically leveled and four others severely...


Reversing the Curse

by Dan Shaughnessy

“A true insider’s perspective on the 2004 Red Sox” and their World Series win, from the bestselling author of Curse of the Bambino (USA Today).

On October 27, 2004, the Red Sox won their first World Series...