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The Viking Press, New York: 1973. 0670745219 / 9780670745210 First Edition (unstated). A Studio Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
An elegant tribute to the varied beauty brought to the Vermont landscape by the changes of the year. Tells what it is like to live in Vermont day by day, winter and summer, to take part in its town meetings and the life of the community, and to know its troubles as well as its joys. 
Price: 26.36 USD
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2 CLIFFORD, DEBORAH PICKMAN & CLIFFORD, NICHOLAS R. " The Troubled Roar Of The Waters ": Vermont In Flood And Recovery, 1927 - 1931.
University of New Hampshire Press: 2007. 1584656549 / 9781584656548 First Edition. Revisiting New England: The New Reionalism Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A timely look at the Vermont flood of 1927 as a window on the history of America in the 1920s. In their new book, Deborah Pickman Clifford and Nicholas R. Clifford revisit the devastating flood that wreaked unprecedented destruction on New England in November 1927. Vermont sustained the greatest damage by far, with eighty-four deaths (or three-quarters of the total casualties) and property losses totaling thirty to forty million in 1927 dollars (more than eighty-six dollars for every man, woman, and child then in the state). These losses were proportionally far higher than the corresponding ones suffered in the regions ravaged by the huge Mississippi floods earlier that year. In these pre-FEMA years and in true Green Mountain State style, Vermonters by and large had to confront the emergency on their own, and this at a time when the boom of the mid and late 1920s had largely bypassed Vermont, a rural state with little industry and a stagnant population. Contrary to popular belief, however,Vermont did accept federal, Red Cross, and other outside assistance. The Troubled Roar of the Waters is the story of the flood, the formation and work of emergency relief committees, the efforts to rebuild in a harsh climate, and the ways in which the disaster fundamentally affected the state's political and social development. Though the 1920s traditionally have been represented primarily as a prelude to the Depression and the New Deal, new scholarship sees the nation entering a period of rapid and unnerving change in these years. Cities and suburbs mushroomed, the automobile revolutionized society, new and larger forms of business and industry flourished, and tensions mounted between new immigrants and the "old stock." The Cliffords build on this, using public and private archival collections to inform their riveting story, fleshing out the historical record and adding key perspectives to this broader emerging debate over how the decade is viewed. For specialists and general readers alike, the authors place the story of the 1927 flood within the larger context of early twentieth-century American history, establishing the event and its aftermath as emblematic of the age." "In 'The Troubled Roar of the Waters' historians Deborah and Nicholas Clifford bring to life Vermont's perfect storm: the dreadful days in November of 1927 when torrential rains turned an unseasonably warm autumn into an aqueous nightmare, and the Green Mountain State found itself covered by a 'cube of water more than a mile high a mile long, and a mile broad,' according to meteorologists at the time. The Cliffords chronicle both the wreckage—swollen rivers dragging bridges, railway lines, houses, barns, animals, and people downstream to destruction—and the recovery, managed by a cast of gritty Vermonters who strove with heroic efficiency to return their state to working order. 'The Troubled Roar of Waters' is an 'educational epic' which shows Vermont as both a singular state and an emblematic one, like all the others in the nation, on the brink of an even farther-reaching disaster, the Great Depression, which would force America to reform its ways of governing. The country itself would turn, as did Vermont in its moment of reckoning, from a collection of localities determined to 'take care of their own,' to a people practicing a democracy not of independence but of interdependence. Teeming with vivid details and useful insights, the Cliffords' narrative is a model of micro-history, giving us a small world entire."—Megan Marshall, The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism 
Price: 28.45 USD
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3 CRANE, CHARLES EDWARD. Winter In Vermont.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1945. First printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket is worn and torn.. 
Here is at once a guide and a diversion - a book use if you are going skiing in Vermont; a book to dip into and browse through if you want simply to enjoy a really rugged winter without stirring from your own well-heated house. Includes an index. 
Price: 13.87 USD
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4 DODGE, BERTHA S. Vermont By Choice: The Earliest Years.
The New England Press, Shelburne: 1987. 093305050X / 9780933050501 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 22.56 USD
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5 FISH, CHARLES. In The Land Of The Wild Onion: Travels Along Vermont's Winooski's River.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2006. 158465550X / 9781584655503 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A lyrical and insightful journey of discovery down Vermont's Winooski River. Charles Fish sets off on a journey down Vermont's Winooski River, from the headwaters in Cabot to river's end at Lake Champlain, in order to rediscover the river valley of his youth and to consider the power of place in all our lives. Recounting travels by foot, car, and canoe (which Fish christens "The Tub"), In the Land of the Wild Onion offers engaging and often humorous tales of adventures along the river, of impenetrable thickets and backbreaking portages, of battles with a recalcitrant canoe, of nights camping out among the mosquitoes. The people Fish meets along the way spur discussions of geology, hydropower, hunting, fishing, farming, and tracking, to name a few. The chronicle of his journey is both a reminiscence of days spent living along the Winooski and a clear-eyed, deeply informative, and fascinating look at the changes and challenges to the habitat and resources of a river valley. What emerges is a portrait of the lives and rhythms of the valley, a rich and rewarding insight into how the land forms us and how we, its stewards, care for the land. Anyone with an interest in nature writing or local and regional resource management will profit from this well-told tale of one of Vermont's great rivers. "[A] thorough and engaging narrative that examines the entire watershed from geological, economic, historical and personal perspectives. It's a whole new way of looking at the Winooski, which many Vermonters barely notice as they speed past it on I-89."—Seven Days 
Price: 24.65 USD
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Durrell Publications, 1954. Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Some homespun stories emanating from Vermont. Numerous photographs. 
Price: 16.29 USD
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7 JOHNSON, CHARLES W. The Nature Of Vermont: Introduction And Guide To A New England Environment.
University Press of New England: 1998. Second Expanded Revised Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An up-to-date overview of Vermont's geological, natural, and land use histories, in the context of past, present, and future human interactions with the landscape. This expanded edition of an established work offers a generously illustrated natural history set in the context of the state's geologic and human pasts. A broad ecological overview written in engaging narrative for lay readers as well as naturalists, conservationists, and biologists, the book is enhanced with more than 140 photographs, drawings, maps, and diagrams. Also a practical guidebook, it directs people to where they can see what is being discussed, gives current references, and offers a complete directory of conservation organizations in the state. In the new edition, State Naturalist Charles W. Johnson describes many environmental, technological, and cultural changes: more moose and turkey vultures, fewer wood turtles and butternuts; refinement in our thinking about natural communities and endangered species; effects of development, pollution, acid rain, global warming, and invasive non-native species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil; urban/rural clashes mirrored in such issues as the Northern Forests and clear-cutting; a sharpening focus on biodiversity, sustainability, and ecosystem management; the rise of conservation biology as a field of study. At the same time, Johnson includes Abenaki stories - Vermont's Native American legacy of respect for and identity with nature - that serve as reminders of how our fortunes are inextricably tied to those of nature. Charles W. Johnson is author of Bogs of the Northeast (UPNE, 1985) and numerous articles for magazines such as Orion, Vermont Life, and Appalachia, and contributing author to Smithsonian Guides to Natural America: Northeastern States (1995). "Johnson is not only Vermont's official state naturalist but a talented writer as well, and has written an excellent and highly informative natural history of the state."—Chris Bohjalian, Vermont Life 
Price: 21.57 USD
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8 NUTTING, WALLACE. Vermont Beautiful.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1922. 051711447X / 9780517114476 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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9 SEARLS, PAUL M. Two Vermonts: Geography And Identity, 1865-1910.
University of Vermont Press / University Press of New England: 2006. 1584655593 / 9781584655596 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Brand new book. 
A piercing new look at nineteenth-century Vermont politics and society, and the evolution of a people. Two Vermonts establishes a little-known fact about Vermont: that the state's fascination with tourism as a savior for a suffering economy is more than a century old, and that this interest in tourism has always been dogged by controversy. Through this lens, the book is poised to take its place as the standard work on Vermont in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. Searls examines the origins of Vermont's contemporary identity and some reasons why that identity ("Who is a Vermonter?") is to this day so hotly contested. Searls divides nineteenth-century Vermonters into conceptually "uphill," or rural/parochial, and "downhill," or urban/cosmopolitan, elements. These two groups, he says, negotiated modernity in distinct and contrary ways. The dissonance between their opposing tactical approaches to progress and change belied the pastoral ideal that contemporary urban Americans had come to associate with the romantic notion of "Vermont." Downhill Vermonters, espousing a vision of a mutually reinforcing relationship between tradition and progress, unilaterally endeavored to foster the pastoral ideal as a means of stimulating economic development. The hostile uphill resistance to this strategy engendered intense social conflict over issues including education, religion, and prohibition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The story of Vermont's vigorous nineteenth-century quest for a unified identity bears witness to the stirring and convoluted forging of today's "Vermont." Searls's engaging exploration of this period of Vermont's history advances our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural transformation of all of rural America as industrial capitalism and modernity revolutionized the United States between 1865 and 1910. By the late Progressive Era, Vermont's reputation was rooted in the national yearning to keep society civil, personal, and meaningful in a world growing more informal, bureaucratic, and difficult to navigate. The fundamental ideological differences among Vermont communities are indicative of how elusive and frustrating efforts to balance progress and tradition were in the context of effectively negotiating capitalist transformation in contemporary America. "It offers a fresh perspective on the unacknowledged cultural conflict in Vermont history."—Michael Sherman, Vermont History "In his deep analysis of the struggle in Vermont in the decades following the Civil War between the forces of progressive modernity and those resistant to change, in Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865-1910, Paul M. Searls offers a framework to examine similar conflicts in world view and public policy throughout the United States." —H. Nicholas Muller III, former Dean, University of Vermont "A rich portrait of Gilded Age and Progressive Era Vermont that illuminates the cultural and political divisions between 'uphill' farmers wedded to tradition, and 'downhill' villagers and urbanites striving for reform. Indispensible for understanding how Vermont came to define itself and to be seen by others as the special place that it is."—Hal S. Barron, author of Those Who Stayed Behind: Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Acknowledgments • Introduction • Decline or Stability? Vermont in the Gilded Age • Defining the Boundaries of the Community of Vermonters • The Fractured Community on the Eve of the "New Vermont" • The Birth of the "New Vermont" • The "Vermont Idea" and Social Conflict at the Turn of the Century • The Failure of the "New Vermont" • Conclusion • Appendix: List of Governors • Notes • Bibliography • Index. "Locates convincingly where and how the who-is-a-Vermonter conversation got started—and, perhaps more importantly, why it matters."—Seven Days Paul M. Searls is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Vermont, where he specializes in American and Vermont history. He contributed to The Vermont Encyclopedia (UPNE, 2003). 
Price: 61.75 USD
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10 WOLF, MARGUERITE H. Of Cabbages And Kings: And Many Other Things.
The New England Press, Shelburne: 1985. 0933050259 / 9780933050259 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 4.04 USD
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