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Octavia Boulevard by Yvonne Daley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780615439334
Published: Shires Press - January 27th, 2011

This affectionate memoir is part sociology and part "Alice in Wonderland". For Ms. Daley, the rabbit hole was in Vermont, where she raised her family, and Wonderland was San Francisco, where she taught college-level journalism. This is a memorable journey for all who embark upon it. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Lost Ski Areas of Southern Vermont

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Lost Ski Areas of Southern Vermont By Jeremy K. Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596298712
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Published: History Press - July 16th, 2010

A photographic journey back in time to 60 ski areas, of which 14 are still in operation. Most of the originals were run by families or communities, and Davis recounts the reasons for their demise, whether societal, financial, geographic or climatic. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

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Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (Military) By Richard B. Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596299207
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Published: History Press - April 30th, 2010

Concise yet comprehensive. Dozens of illustrations, photos, and maps. Smith has produced a book about the stunning May 1775 capture of the "Gibraltar of the North" that will appeal to local and visiting history buffs. A delightful combination of history and guide book. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Quite a Sightly Place: A Family Dairy Farm in Vermont by David Middleton - Book Review

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Quite a Sightly Place: A Family Dairy Farm in Vermont By David Middleton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933212913
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Published: Commonwealth Editions - July 1st, 2010

The Bromley family has been in the town of Danby nearly as long as my own. My father and Hugh grew up together and Joan was our beloved town librarian. Their farm is truly quite a sightly place and perhaps a final glimpse of the hard business of farming. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner

John Winthrop

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John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father By Francis J. Bremer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780195179811
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 31st, 2005

This great work effortlessly takes the reader from East Anglia to Massachusetts Bay, from the late Elizabethan era to the mid-17th century. Simultaneously the finest biography of Winthrop and one of the great history books about early New England. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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