Full Duty

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Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881503494
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Published: Countryman Press - November 17th, 1995

More than 10% of Vermont's population served in the Civil War, a greater percentage than any other state. Coffin describes the political and intellectual history of pre-war Vermont, the fervor to fight, and the battles in which Vermonters saw action. Meticulously researched and well-illustrated, this is a book that helps bring alive a vital era in Vermont and US history, mainly through letters, diaries and memoirs. Illustrated.

Also see Nine Months to Gettysburg by the same author.

~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Revolutionary Outlaws

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Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813916033
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Published: University of Virginia Press - March 1st, 1995

By law and by logic Vermont should not exist...but it does...and the amazing story is wonderfully told in this modern, deeply researched history. Outstanding! ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Counterfeit Man

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ISBN: 9780870238376
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - April 1st, 1993

Manchester, Vermont & Murder Most Foul!...(or not.) This is one of those "small history" titles that are such a delight to discover and that simultaneously entertain and enlighten. And who doesn't love a true murder mystery tale that features ghostly specters and villagers in a frenzied search for evidence that may (or may not) be found "where the potatoes don't freeze." University of Massachusetts historian Gerald McFarland originally intended to write a conventional history explaining the formative years of a Vermont town. But while investigating early Manchester he became fascinated with the notorious Boorn-Colvin story that, in the early 19 century, caused an uproar throughout the Northshire and a sensation all along the American sea board. And it turned out to be a marvelous vehicle for understanding the volatile tensions, stresses, and strains at work in a still developing New England village. Whether you live in Manchester, or are just visiting, COUNTERFEIT MAN is a wonderful read. The sites described are still here (including the house where it all started), the descendants numerous, and the mystery remains as intriguing as it was nearly two centuries ago. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

A Stranger in the Kingdom

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ISBN: 9780618240104
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Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2002

All of Mosher's novels and stories feature characters as rugged and individualistic as the harsh, unforgiving land where they live, Kingdom County, based on Vermont's wild Northeast Kingdom. Many of the bizarre incidents and quirky characters are based on real events and people whose stories Mosher has translated into richly textured fiction. He also enriches his books and creates a living territory with many memorable recurring characters. This is Mosher's most popular and best known book. It is based on an incident which occurred years ago in Irasburg, VT, when an African-American doctor and his family were harassed until they left town. In the novel, a local Kingdom County church hires an African-American minister, a Canadian widower with a teenage son. When a girl is found murdered, the son is accused. This powerful book deals not only with racial prejudice but also with the paranoia of an inbred society. The story is narrated years later by James Kinneson, who was 13 at the time. It is a coming of age story for James, as he learns the truth about his townspeople as well as his family.

Mosher bases many of his stories on actual events and characters. Author lives in northern VT. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Maple Syrup Cookbook

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Maple Syrup Cookbook, 2nd Edition: Over 100 Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580174046
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - September 1st, 2001

We all enjoy putting maple syrup on our pancakes, waffles etc., but to cook with it? Maple syrup is the best and tastiest way to sweeten recipes. You can add it to your favorites or try some of the delicious recipes in this book, such as maple glazed butternut squash, maple baked beans, crispy maple spareribs or spice up regulars like, maple cream cheese spread and maple hot chocolate. Be adventurous and give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

Marble Mask

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The Marble Mask: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries #11) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979861307
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Published: Ampress - January 1st, 2007

According to Booklist, The Marble Mask, Archer Mayors latest Vermont mystery, "energizes what was already an outstanding series." Before turning his hand to fiction, Archer Mayor wrote history books. His knowledge and appreciation of history and the Vermont countryside shine through in The Marble Mask. In this eleventh book, the series changes a bit. The main character—Joe Gunther, a Brattleboro, Vermont cop—becomes the head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation. The task force is responsible for major crimes statewide which takes the story out of Brattleboro.

In The Marble Mask, the VBIs first case takes the force to Stowe, Vermont when a fifty-year-old corpse is discovered on Mount Mansfield. The body turns out to be an old-time smuggler from Sherbrooke, Quebec who was the patriarch of a powerful crime ring. This discovery reveals clues that point the way to a priceless marble mask that was sculpted by Michelangelo and stolen during World War II. The amount of history in this book adds wonderful depth to Mayors tightly woven series as Joe Gunther deals with cops and crooks on both sides of the border. The changes Mayor has made in this entertaining police procedural are refreshing and Kirkus Reviews accurately claims, "Warmhearted, streetwise Joe, the quintessential good cop, continues to be the strength of this estimable series."


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