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1 ACHESON, JAMES M. The Lobster Gangs Of Maine.
University Press of New England, Havover: 1988. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An anthropologist describes the working world of Maine lobstermen, focusing on the intricate personal network that sustains them. "The book is wonderfully entertaining, and the information it contained agreed with everything I have learned during a decade of summers on the Maine coast"—Wall Street Journal 
Price: 15.39 USD
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2 BENNETT, DEAN. Allagash: Maine's Wild And Scenic River.
Down East Books, Camden: 1994. 0892723327 / 9780892723324 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Justly known for its spectacular w hite water, pristine lakes, old-growth forest, and rare plants, the Allagash is the longest and most scenic National Wilderness Waterway east of the Mississippi. In these pages, we experience this unspoiled waterway as all visitors must - by canoe and foot. All the major lakes and stretches of river are included in more than sixty outstanding color photographs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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3 LEE, MAUREEN ELGERSMAN. Black Bangor: African Americans In A Maine Community, 1880 - 1950.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2005. 1584654996 / 9781584654995 First Softcover Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A vivid reconstruction of a once-vibrant African American community in northern New England. Blacks have lived and worked in Maine as early as the seventeenth century, but historically have constituted less than one percent of Maine's population. Probably for this reason, books on Blacks in New England have largely ignored the experience of African American Mainers. Black Bangor is the first major published study of a Black community in Maine. This tightly woven case study examines the African American community in Bangor during its heyday, 1880-1950, the period that saw an unprecedented migration of Blacks to that city. Blacks migrated to Bangor not just from other New England states, but from the Caribbean and Canadian Maritime Provinces as well, creating a heterogeneous community with roots in two hemispheres. Constituting an "ultraminority" in Bangor (according to the census, Blacks never numbered more than 300 souls during this period), this diverse community nonetheless came together to establish an impressive range of institutions, including local chapters of the NAACP and Odd Fellows, as well as of Mothers and Junior Mothers Clubs. Concentrated in an area known as the Parker Street neighborhood, Black women in Bangor became domestics and cooks, caterers and beauticians, clerks and stenographers. Men worked as loggers, teamsters, porters, chefs, and barbers; a few owned businesses. Organized thematically, with sections on migration, labor, daily life, and community, Black Bangor's topics include not just migration patterns, work, and religious and cultural organizations, but also African American homes, furniture, clothing, and foodways. Elgersman Lee also examines race relations and depictions of Blacks in the local media, and draws comparisons between the experiences of Bangor's African American population and those of Blacks in other New England cities. This fascinating and exhaustive study will appeal to anyone from Maine, as well as those interested in African American history and the rich texture of the region's cultural life. "An important addition to our understanding of minorities in Maine and how they fared. Blacks...have been nearly invisible in recountings of the state's past...Lee has brought this small group to the fore in one city, showing how its members participated in economic life while preserving a sense of their own community." —Bangor Daily News 
Price: 20.90 USD
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4 MONKMAN, JERRY AND MARCY. Wild Acadia: A Photographic Journey To New England's Oldest National Park.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2007. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An inspiring photographic journey to New England's oldest and most visited national park. In Wild Acadia, Jerry and Marcy Monkman offer a stunning full-color photographic and prose tribute to the spectacular shorelines, forests, and distinctive granite domes of Maine's awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. The book's opening chapter explores the history of the region from its volcanic beginnings to the time when Native Americans first settled there, the rise of tourism, and the establishment of Acadia National Park. Using historical photos paired with contemporary interpretations of the same scenes, Wild Acadia expertly illustrates how the park has changed during the last 100 years. The other chapters—"Shorelines," "Forests," and "Granite Domes"—document the spectacular beauty of Acadia while exploring the themes of wilderness, solitude, and overcrowding. In words and pictures, the Monkman's breathtaking work captures the moods and glories of Acadia in all its magnificence: lush, rugged, delicate, vital. With gorgeous panoramic views and close-ups of entrancing details, the authors validate the honor bestowed on them by the Northern Forest Alliance for "vision and excellence in chronicling the story of the Northern Forest." Jerry and Marcy Monkman are professional outdoor photographers and writers whose work has appeared in numerous books, calendars, and magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic , Adventure, Yankee, Outside, the Washington Post, and Down East. They are the authors of White Mountain Wilderness (UPNE, 2005), The Colors of Fall, and adventure guidebooks to Acadia National Park, Southern New Hampshire, and the White Mountains. "The rich images—from a macroscopic detail of lichen to a bird's-eye view of the rugged coastline—show us that the park is much, much more than a network of carriage roads on Mount Desert Island."—Yankee 
Price: 24.70 USD
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5 MORISON, SAMUEL ELIOT. The Story Of Mount Desert Island Maine.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1988. 0316583626 / 9780316583626 Eleventh Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Gives the highlights of its history: its discovery by Champlain in 1604; the century and a half of rivalry between the English and th French; the temporary overlordship of the self-styled Sieur de Cadillac and of a royal governor of Massachusetts; the permanent settlement by New Englanders in 1761. A colorful, informative history, full of amusing anecdotes about the early settlers and summer "rusticators." 
Price: 21.14 USD
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6 RICHARDS, DAVID L. Poland Spring: A Tale Of The Gilded Age, 1860-1900.
University of New Hampshire Press: Hanover: 2006. 1584654821 / 9781584654827 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An interdisciplinary examination of Gilded Age American enterprise, in a study of how one family farm developed into a world-famous business. Between 1860 and 1900 the Ricker family's rustic frontier farm became the world-renowned summer community of Poland Spring, Maine, a middle landscape where upper-middle-class patrons and their urban values of status, leisure, and consumption confronted, flirted with, embraced and ultimately subsumed traditional, rural New England. First and foremost a cultural study, Poland Spring chronicles the rise of a nineteenth-century tourist mecca. By successfully linking its fortunes to the railroad and tourism, Poland Spring became home to both a classic manifestation of the magnificent Victorian summer hotel culture of the Northeast, the Poland Spring House, and to the legendary business that originated one of the most popular and enduring brands in the mineral water marketplace, the eponymous Poland Spring. This complex story represents a fascinating microcosm of the blossoming of the vacation trade and tourism in nineteenth-century New England, the emergence of the "springs" phenomenon, the development of entrepreneurialism into corporate capitalism, and the extension into the rural Northeast of the modern values that still predominantly shape the American cultural landscape. Scholars interested in regional, business, and tourism history as well as modernist studies will find much to admire in this progressive cultural history of the Gilded Age, to which historian David Richards brings impeccable scholarship and an energetic narrative style. The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: From Country Farm to Summer City • the people of progress • The Proprietors • The Patrons • the masquerade of antimodernity • The Mansion House: "A Noble Inheritance" • The Poland Spring House: "Mecca of the Fashion, the Wealth and Culture of the Country" • The Spring House: "The Ministry of Pure Water" • the search for a middle landscape: "a city of vivid Contrasts" The Farm: "Lovely Pastoral Country" • The Grounds: "Out of a Country Farm an Eden" • The Playing Fields: A Picturesque Recreational Landscape • The Maine State Building: Toward an Urban Vision • Conclusion: Poland Spring in 1900 • Appendixes • A. Ricker-Bolster Genealogy • B.Origins of Poland Spring Guests • Table1. Origins of Poland Spring Guests by State • Table 2. Leading Points of Origin for Guests • Table 3. Origins of Guests by Size of Community • C. Population Trends in Poland and Surrounding Towns • Notes • Select Bibliography • Index. Certificate of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History 2006. David Richards is Assistant Director of the Northwood University Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine. He earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of New Hampshire. "Anecdote-rich account of a vanished era at Poland Spring"—Boston Globe 
Price: 23.70 USD
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7 ROBINSON, LEWIS. Officer Friendly And Other Stories.
HarperCollins Publishers, New York: 2003. 0060513683 / 9780060513689 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The stories in this sparkling debut collection all take place in the state of Maine - which, in the hands of this madly talented young writer, quickly comews to stand for the state we're all in when we face the moments that change our lives forever. With humor, edginess, an eye for human idiosyncrasy, and a nice relish for menace, Lewis Robinson shows us the lives of the wealthy and the poor, the delinquent and romantic, and the socalled ordinary - in transition, at turning points, and always with universal implications. These stories are at once classic and modern, complex and accessible, and taken togeth, they bring the good news that a significant, compassionate new voice in American fiction has arrived. 
Price: 8.22 USD
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8 SALTONSTALL, JR., RICHARD; WARREN, POLLY (DRAWER). Maine Pilgrimage: The Search For An American Way Of Life.
Little, Brown & Co., Boston: 1974. 0316769673 / 9780316769679 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Stains on back cover. 
A vivid, thoughtful report on both a state and a nation. Includes an Index. 
Price: 1.90 USD
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9 SMITH, ALTA L.; DUNHAM, ESTHER J. As Maine Goes.
Falmouth Publishing House, Portland: 1948. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Gift inscription on first inside page. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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10 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; MOLDENHAUER, JOSEPH J. (TEXT EDITOR). The Illustrated Maine Woods: With Photographs From The Gleason Collection.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1974. 0691062781 / 9780691062785 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This was Thoreau's second posthumous volume first published in 1864. With unprecedented fullness and accuracy, Thoreau renders the sights, scents, flavors, textures, sounds, and silences of the woods, the complex character of the Indian, and the mind of a poet in love with wilderness, dark and savage though it might be. Includes an Index. 
Price: 44.41 USD
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11 TURNER, ROGER L. Bicycling With Kids In Downeast Maine: 25 Short, Safe, And Scenic Rides.
Nicolin Fields Publishing: 2002. 0963707795 / 9780963707796 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An onroads bicycling book of 25 rides for children under 10 and an adult in the scenic northern coastal area of Maine. Blue Hill, Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park . . . these beautiful vacation spots are centered in an area known as DownEast Maine. Along the coast and shorelines of Maine's northern coastal region, miles of roads, beaches, and coves tempt you to take some time out and explore. It is the perfect area to bring a young family, a picnic, and bicycles. Roger Turner's book takes you on short, safe, and scenic rides geared specifically for families with young children in tow. "From Amesbury to Salem, Roger has captured the magic of Boston's North Shore. This book offers miles of great cycling, scenic vistas and plenty of ice cream stops along the way. It provides all the things that make riding throughout the North Shore a real pleasure. This is great tandem territory. If you ride one, get this book!"—Richard Lemieux, co-chairman, 2007, Montreal to Boston Stage Race, life-long cyclist "Bicycling on Boston's North Shore showcases the many miles of quiet roads, beauty and history this area has. The routes provide something for the novice rider as well as the experienced cyclist."—Leslie Ludtke, former President, New Hampshire Cycling Club and 2006 Masters Cyclocross National Champion 
Price: 17.05 USD
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