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Vintage Vermont Villainies

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Vintage Vermont Villainies: True Tales of Murder & Mystery from the 19th and 20th Centuries Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881507492
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Published: Countryman Press - September 17th, 2007

If you have ever felt that we in Vermont have not had our fair share of tantalizing murders and mysteries, this book will set your mind to rest. Mr. Bellamy chronicles a number of examples of chronic misbehavior and unexplained disappearances amongst the Green Mountains, from the case of Bennington College student, Paula Weldon, who set off one afternoon in 1946 for a hike on the Long Trail and has never been seen again to Mary Rogers, who was summarily hanged for using her feminine charms to persuade two brothers to dispatch her husband. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Western Abenakis of Vermont 1600-1800 Colin G. Calloway - Book Review

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The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800, Volume 197: War, Migration, and the Survival of an Indian People (Civilization of the American Indian #197) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806125688
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Published: University of Oklahoma Press - March 15th, 1994

Original Vermonters never sold out, couldn't be removed, and never were defeated...the People of the Dawn are still proud Vermonters. Wonderful history with superb and useful maps, glossary, etc. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

American Bloomsbury

What a marvelous job Susan Cheever does of unearthing all the interesting facts and juxtaposing them, so they tell the fascinating story of the American literary stars of mid 19th century Concord and how they intermingled and affected each other. Louisa May Alcott, Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau and Margaret Fuller were part of that explosion of ideas and an intellectual community which occurs every so often in history and bequeaths us such a rich literary heritage. I am itching to read again all those works, taking in the context of the real writers Cheever so masterfully describes. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler

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The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674017603
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Published: Belknap Press - April 30th, 2005

This is "small" history at its best. It is fascinating, well-written and compelling; a perfect little gem. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Rutland Road

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The Rutland Road: Second Edition (New York State) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780815604563
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Published: Syracuse University Press - March 1st, 1997

Jim Shaughnessy is well known throughout the rail fan community as one of the premier scholars of New England Railroading. Jim manages to marry fine attention to detail and technical accuracy in a book which is accessible to all. The Rutland Road is a book that anyone interested in the unique and fascinating story of one of America's most storied roads should pick up. It is the definative short work on the Rutland Railroad and it is also a pleasure to read. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell

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


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