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1 1 Greenwich: Beaches To Backcountry.
Rock Point Press, Greenwich: 2002. 0972763309 / 9780972763301 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Signed by one of the authors, Maureen Blum. Here is a photographic introduction to one of the most beautiful communities in the United States. This book will take you on a journey throughout the town, along the shoreline with its sparkling coves, inlets, and sandy beaches on Long Island Sound, to the quaint lands and beautiful meadows of the backcountry. 
Price: 187.15 USD
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2 BICKFORD, CHRISTOPHER P. & MCNULTY, J. BARD (EDITORS). John Warner Barber's Views Of Connecticut Towns, 1834-36.
Wesleyan University Press , Middletown in association with The Acorn Club: 2009. First Edition. s Johns Hopkins University Press (800) 537-5487 
The earliest known images of many Connecticut towns. This charming volume is a collection of ink washes produced by engraver and historian John Warner Barber (1798-1885), each depicting a specific locale in a Connecticut town. Barber, possibly the first popular American historian, created these drawings in preparation for producing wood engravings to be included in his book Connecticut Historical Collections (1836), one of the first popular local histories in the US. In creating these drawings, Barber sought realism, but also to portray the beauty in rural nature and the peacefulness and harmony of life in small-town Connecticut. The drawings, most never published before, are accompanied by contemporary descriptions of the view and buildings, and the changes that have occurred there since the mid-nineteenth century. Here is a sample passage from the book's Introduction: "In 1834 he purchased a horse and buggy from Mr. Daggett for $110 and for three years between the months of April and November he toured the state making pencil drawings of the various towns and cities of Connecticut. He often traveled with friends who appear in so many of the views and stayed overnight in one town or another. When he returned home and through the winter months Barber would take the pencil drawings and develop ink wash drawings. Then he prepared his engraved blocks." Christopher P. Bickford has served as the director of the Connecticut Historical Society, and is the author of several books on the history of Connecticut, including Farmington in Connecticut (1982) and Voices of the New Republic: Connecticut Towns 1800-1832 (2004). He lives in Providence, Rhode Island. J. Bard McNulty is professor emeritus of English at Trinity College, and author of several books on the cultural history of Connecticut, including Connecticut Observed (1999), written with Richard Buel Jr. McNulty lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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3 BUEL, JR., RICHARD & WILLAUER, GEORGE J. (EDITORS). Original Discontents: Commentaries On The Creation Of Connecticut's Constitution Of 1818.
Wesleyan University Press, Middletown in association with the Acorn Club: 2009. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut, was the site of two key political conventions in the early nineteenth century. The legislatures of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island sent official delegations to the first "Hartford Convention" at the end of 1814, when the War of 1812 was going badly. This convention threatened to make a separate peace with Britain if certain amendments to the United States Constitution were not accepted, and fell into disgrace when the war came to an unexpectedly favorable conclusion. The second convention, in 1818, drafted a constitution that reformed the structure of government established in the Charter of 1662 and submitted its handiwork to the people for approval. Parts of the Constitution of 1818 survive in Connecticut's present form of government. Original Discontents contains twenty-five selections of newspaper and pamphlet commentary about this constitutional revision, introduced and annotated by the editors, along with text of the Fundamental Orders of 1639, the Charter of Connecticut (1662), and the Constitution of 1818. This anthology is useful to all students of Connecticut history and relevant to enduring constitutional debates. Richard Buel, Jr. is emeritus professor of history at Wesleyan University. He is the author of America on the Brink (2005) and lives in Essex, Connecticut. George J. Willauer is professor emeritus of English and American studies at Connecticut College. He is the editor of A Lyme Miscellany, 1776-1976 (1977) and lives in Lyme, Connecticut. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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4 DE BOER, JELLE ZEILINGA. Stories In Stone: How Geology Influenced Connecticut History And Culture.
Wesleyan University Press, Middletown: 2009. First Edition. Garnet Books. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Exploring the many facets of Connecticut's unique geology. In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut's natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state's history: Chatham's gold played a role in the acquisition of its Charter, and Middletown's lead helped the colony gain its freedom during the Revolution. Fertile soils in the Central Valley fueled the state's development into an agricultural power house, and iron ores discovered in the western highlands helped trigger its manufacturing eminence. The Statue of Liberty, a quintessential symbol of America, rests on Connecticut's Stony Creek granite. Geology not only shaped the state's physical landscape, but also provided an economic base and played a cultural role by inspiring folklore, paintings, and poems. Illuminated by 50 illustrations and 12 color plates, Stories in Stone describes the marvel of Connecticut's geologic diversity and also recounts the impact of past climates, earthquakes, and meteorites on the lives of the people who made Connecticut their home. "Stories in Stone digs deep and hits gold. Zeilinga de Boer excavates a quarry of geologic delight about the Connecticut landscape and its human history. The stories he unearths give life to Connecticut's hills, valleys, and inscrutable depths."—Michael Bell, author of The Face of Connecticut: People, Geology, and the Land "Dr. Zeilinga de Boer offers a renaissance perspective on the interrelationships between Connecticut geology, climate, and historical events. His writing evokes a new appreciation of our state's landscape and earth resources with colorful storytelling only a scientist and educator can craft."—Margaret Thomas, acting state geologist 
Price: 25.60 USD
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5 GIDDINGS, ALLIE HUNGERFORD. A History Of Sherman: Records And Recollections.
The Sherman Historical Society, Sherman: July 1977. Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Signed by the author. Published at the time of the Bicentennial of Sherman, Connecticut - 1976 - 1977. A work written out of what has been saved and passed on to the author that she wants to pass on to future generations of the life in that community. Includes photos. 
Price: 61.75 USD
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6 HARDY, GERRY AND SUE. Fifty Hikes In Connecticut: A Guide To Short Walks And Day Hikes Around The Nutmeg State.
New Hampshire Publishing Company, Somersworth: 1978. 0912274867 / 9780912274867 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 17.58 USD
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7 LOMUSCIO, JAMES. Village Of The Damned: The Fight For Open Space And The Flooding Of A Connecticut Town.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2005. 1584654775 / 9781584654773 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The story of the historic rise and fall of one New England town, with sweeping implications for environmentalism and the sanctity of open spaces facing the onslaught of modern development. Since the early 1940s, the remains of Valley Forge, Connecticut have lain one hundred feet beneath the waters of the Saugatuck Reservoir. The town, once a thriving nineteenth-century iron and steel manufacturing town, was rendered an unwilling victim to the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company's post-World War I plans for the scenic valley. Historic glass plate negatives depicting the lost town in its heyday, documented in the 1860s by Civil War photographer Charles H. D. Adelbert Whitlock and others, lay unnoticed in an abandoned garage until their chance discovery in 1969. In Village of the Dammed, James Lomuscio has reconstructed from these images and other remarkable primary sources the story of the rise and fall of Valley Forge. He shares with the reader extraordinary reproductions of the historical photographs and reminiscences of the futile battle to save the town. Village of the Dammed is the stirring story of the proud Yankee residents' resistance in the late 1930s to the proposed flooding and its life-altering repercussions. Though unsuccessful in Valley Forge, in the 1990s a second group of dedicated grassroots Connecticut citizens opposed the development of nearby Trout Brook Valley through a land sell-off by Aquarion (now the owner of the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company). With the moral and financial support of popular actor and local resident Paul Newman, Trout Brook Valley was saved after a heated battle. Flooding natural valleys for commercial gain has been a volatile issue for almost a century. As the population of the American northeast continues to grow and spread, placing new demands on established resources, communities are frequently confronted with forces and choices not unlike those faced by Valley Forge and Trout Brook Valley. Village of the Dammed reminds us to be ever vigilant in the protection of our irreplaceable environmental heritage. "An excellent account of an unhappy episode . . . Lomuscio gives a wonderful account of the fight that went on through 1937 and 1938 . . . [a] tremendous story."—The Boston Globe 
Price: 23.70 USD
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8 MULLEN, EDWIN; GRIFFITH, JANE. Short Bike Rides In Connecticut.
The Globe Pequot Press, Old Saybrook: 1995. 0564406415 Fifth Edition; Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Bicycling is one of the best ways to experience and enjoy the sights, the sounds, the smells, and the feel of the land. Edwin Mullen guides you through some of the most beautiful areas in the state. 
Price: 2.71 USD
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9 STARR, LESLIE. Welcome To Wesleyan: Campus Buildings.
Wesleyan University Press: Middletown: 2007. 0819568554 / 9780819568557 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A photograph book of the Wesleyan campus, with historical notes. Founded in 1831, Wesleyan University's campus in Middletown, Connecticut, is rich in architecture and history. This attractive collection of photographs of campus buildings begins with the original buildings of College Row, and like a walking tour, takes the reader past a variety of more recent additions. Focusing on what would interest both alumni and university visitors, author Leslie Starr has included academic, athletic, administrative, and arts buildings, as well as residence halls, fraternity houses, and the off-campus deli. In-depth, informative captions detail each building's history and transitions over the years, and describe the buildings' occupants and namesakes. A campus map shows the location of each building. The book contains over fifty full-color photographs, including a recent aerial view, and an informative introduction describing the university's history. This attractively priced volume will appeal to anyone connected to or interested in Wesleyan University. The book's Table of Contents is as follows: Wesleyan University - A Brief History • Campus Map • Illustrations • Photographs of Campus Buildings • Acknowledgments • Notes on this Book • Wesleyan University Press • About the Author. Leslie Starr is the assistant director and marketing manager at Wesleyan University Press. Photographs in the book were contributed by a number of university staff members and professional photographers. "Wesleyan's campus is as interesting, varied and eclectic as our student body. This new book captures the history and ambiance that make Wesleyan, Wesleyan—a great way to remember a visit to campus or to recall many memorable years on campus."—Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid, Wesleyan University 
Price: 13.49 USD
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