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The Priestess and the Pope weaves a powerful narrative with telling historical details, revealing for readers the crucial leadership role women played in the formation of the early church, which has long been hidden from the public eye. In the year 495, Pope Gelasius issues an epistle demanding that outlying churches cease the practice of ordaining women as priests.

Colorful tales of the Thistle Inn paint a vivid portrait of a Maine fishing village during the 1960s and '70s. When shrimp boats filled the harbor, martinis were less than two dollars and famous actors, musicians and ballplayers dropped by. Photos and vintage menus spice up the pages, plus the secret ingredient for the Thistle's Downeast steak is finally revealed.

Ed Beem celebrates everyday life in Maine, from high school sports and aging dogs to politics, religion, aging cars, naps, berry-picking, clam festivals, and much, much more.

Retired from publishing The New England Homestead in 1899, George Storrs Graves took up photography and soon began to print his best pictures on postcards. Captured in this exciting collection are images of Maine's scenic coastline as it appeared early in the 20th century, through the eyes of a successful

So, you think you know Maine? Think again It's not just the woods, waters, mountains, lobsters and lighthouses that define Maine. From Kittery to Eastport, from Fort Kent to Monhegan, Maine is home to natural wonders, quirky characters, remarkable inventors, and haunting ghosts and legends.

If you know where to look, you'll find the greatness of the golden age of neon in New England. If you don't, here's your chance

Are you eating and don't know why? Do you feel that food, not you, is in control of your life? If you are searching for a 'take it or leave it' attitude toward food and want to stop the strangle hold that food has on your life, then this book is for you.

As a teen, Jennifer LeBlanc flees her rural hometown of Modock, Maine after the deaths of her parents and vows never to return. While attending Harvard Business School on a full scholarship, Jennifer meets and falls in love with Bradley Maderon, a financial genius who runs Boston's largest hedge fund.

With wit, enthusiasm, and a deep respect for the craft of brewing, Andy Crouch profiles nearly one hundred establishments in New England, offering a description and history of each, as well as insights into each brewmaster's philosophy and brewing style.

There is something about antique homes and their hard-working barns that captures the imagination. Maybe it's their pleasing proportions, maybe they remind us of a simpler time, or maybe we sense that these venerable old survivors that were built when our country was young have seen it all.

Come on a journey along the visually and historically rich Maine coast from Kittery, on the southern border, and east to Eastport, where the sun first rises on the US. Travel past shores where ships have wrecked and where lighthouses warn of the rocks, stop at towns where large sailing schooners were built, and visit villages where fishing and lobstering activities continue today.

The middle coast of Maine is dotted with quaint fishing villages and green landscapes, drenched in sunlight or shrouded in thick fog. This collection of photographs artfully captures the harbors and lighthouses, small towns and hidden coves. Glimpse of the people's lives, the toil of the fishing industry and the joy of a Fourth of July jubilee or a farmer's market.

220 vibrant color images take the reader on an armchair tour through the vast and rugged Maine landscape. From Eastport to Jackman, from Kittery to Madawaska, covering an area greater than the other five New England states combined, the photographs artfully capture sights and scenes that speak to the character of Maine.

A captivating look at the past

New England Ruins is the collective body of work by photographer ROB DOBI and his homage to abandoned buildings across the Northeast. The result of twenty years of exploration and documentation, this book features a rare look at structures that no longer serve their original purpose and have been otherwise forgotten.

The year is 2034. Power lies in Europe with the bureaucrats in Brussels and London is the centre for the Western Provinces.

The Supremo Manipulator of this conglomerate of nations is Pius. With no religious connections and a diminishing hold on power the Union is sustained by nepotism, violence and musical chairs of political appointees. The disintegration of the Union is imminent.

The care and craftsmanship in the art of building wooden vessels has become a thing of the past. Replaced by the fiberglass boats of today, wooden vessels are a reminder of the way things were done in an earlier America. Discover the beauty of these vessels and the history behind them in Barbara Dyer's Vessels of Camden, a unique and engaging tribute to a shipbuilding community.

As we approach the end of a century, this new book looks back at over one hundred years of Camden's and Rockport's history, with photographs of the people, places, and events which have defined the proud and vibrant communities we know so well today.

Tracing the town's history from its early days as a thriving shipbuilding center to its present status as a well-loved tourist destination, author and lifelong Camden resident Barbara F. Dyer offers a series of poignant and entertaining recollections of bygone days in old Camden and nearby Rockport.

Imagine finding a perfectly shaped heart rock on the beach: a gift from the sea symbolizing the universal image of love, while also crystallizing the simple joys of walking by the water's edge. Inspired by these wonders of nature, photographer Amy M.

Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island are visited by over two million tourists every vacation season, but few know what the island and park are like during the rest of the year, the quiet season. For over a year, the author, a landscape photographer, explored the park daily, embracing the available light, capturing the experience of the moment, as he felt it.

Uplifting quotes and dazzling images put the essential spirit of Maine at your fingertips in this potent pocketbook.

Cyrus Hamlin's letters are not just another addition to the enormous corpus of soldiers' testimony on the Civil War. Hamlin, the son of Lincoln's first vice president, chased Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley and served as an officer in Brigadier General Daniel Ullmann's brigade of black soldiers.

The Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers of Maine, natural boundaries for the Wiscasset region, provided the water highways for early explorers, traders, and missionaries.

This wonderful photographic history shows how much, and yet how little, has changed over the century from 1870 to 1970.

Sixty-seven-year-old Ben Willows prefers the company of a dog to that of most people. So, now that his wife June, an exception in the people category with whom he's shared most of his life, has died, he assumes he'll live out his days keeping to himself and making the best of what a solitary life has to offer.

At Androscoggin State Hospital in 1971, as patients' rights gain a foothold in Maine, staff members Adam Rawlings and Rachael Taylor, and David Allen, a psychology graduate student, hope for an above average day, but find themselves ensnared in a murder investigation. Evidence may point to a few residents and staff members, but reality is hard to pinpoint on a sometimes violent ward.

Immerse yourself in the visual language of the Wabanaki tribe and learn about how the art was---and continues to be--preserved and celebrated.

Since 1986, Robert Klose has taught biology at a “small, impoverished, careworn” college in central Maine. Located on a former military base, the school became first the South Campus of the University of Maine, or SCUM, and later, Penobscot Valley Community College, then Bangor Community College, and most recently University College of Bangor.

New England is a land of evocative grandeur, defined by its remarkably varied terrain, history, culture, and renowned weather. This book binds these diverse elements together, highlighting the region's spectacular four season climate.

The story of North Yarmouth is captured in its motto the Town Where Others Began. Established as a large plantation in 1680, five towns grew and separated from the original settlement over the next 170 years, leaving behind a small rural community with two distinct villages. Farming and lumber-related industries dominated the life of residents until World War II.

A Scheming Senator will light the Match. A Media Whirlwind will stoke the Flames. Rogue CIA will unleash the Blaze, and the Deadly Firestorm might incite a Nuclear War.

New England is notorious for its dark tourism with tragic and treacherous attractions, both historical and recent, that re-create death, suffering, and the outright macabre. History buffs and paranormal enthusiasts will discover engaging stories, from historic homes and cemeteries to serial killers and infamous haunted locales.

Subtitled The Photographic Work of Neal Parent, this could also be subtitled A Collection of 25 Years Work as this book is Neal's favorite images taken over the last quarter century. You'll see boats, nature, land and seascapes. 135 images, carefully reproduced double-black duotones. A professional photographer, Neal started his career as a photojournalist for a small mid-coast Maine newspaper.

Contains more than 400 waterfalls and many of the best swimming holes in New England.

Hundreds of beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes across New England

"Water Tales is a memoir of eight delightful reminiscences ...a humorous, elegantly written, and sometimes poignant collection of engrossing stories, all unified by the presence of water. "I find these stories engaging, delightful and provocative...written with many beautiful images.

Enjoy the idyllic island of Martha's Vineyard for years to come with this treasury of images captured at some of the most unforgettable locations. South of Cape Cod and west of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard offers year-round charm, and these photos allow you to visit every corner.

For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure.

Hidden Grace tells the story of Grace Albright, abused as a foster child during the Great Depression, who recovers from her depression in the course of a strange psychotherapy with a troubled therapist, Dr. Wilder. The tale is at once a detective story as the truth is sought, and a hero's quest as the two protagonists battle against forces set to destroy them.

Samuel Williams (1743-1817) was a minister, astronomer, newspaper editor, surveyor, social historian, and philosopher. While a student at Harvard, he assisted John Winthrop on an expedition to Newfoundland to observe the 1761 transit of Venus.

"If they ask you about us, don't tell them anything " Thus begins the unraveling of a ten year-long story of sexual exploitation, infatuation, and cover up. The author describes a life long struggle with secrets of his childhood at the hands of the pastor of his family's Episcopal Church. A teddy bear helps on the tortuous path toward a late life decision to sue his 95 year old abuser.

Humorists Tim Sample and Steve Bither reveal the wild and wacky side of Maine. Describing approximately 300 oddities--people, places, animals, historic tidbits, and trivia--their unique persepctive and witty narrative is highly entertaining.

"If you grew up believing there was no better place to be than the nearest river or stream, this book is for you. From start to finish, it's a reminder why rivers bring us joy and banish the humdrum of our lives.

William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts.

The doors are wide open and you're welcome to wander through. Don't worry about the carpets as you enter through stately doorways, cozy up to colossal fireplaces, and climb poetic staircases. For those who love the old homes of the New England area, this is a chance to enter and inspect the window sills and cupboards up close.

Those solid, sensible homes of New England have been studied for their architectural merit and as reflections of popular styles in this comprehensive picture book, now in a newly expanded second edition.

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A literary sampler from more than 50 Maine writers and artists, this journal includes writing from Tim Sample, Sanford Phippen, Sarah Sherman McGrail, Trudy Chambers Price, Robert Skoglund, Miriam Colwell, and many more.

Popular artist Wallace Nutting traveled throughout New England and the United States giving lectures as minister, photographer, author, furniture maker, collector and antiquarian. Born in Rockbottom, Massachusetts, in 1861 and buried in Augusta Maine in 1941, Nutting left an amazing legacy of hand-tinted photography and published books, as well as furniture highly coveted by collectors.

Earl's latest caper set in small-town Belfry Village, Maine. A wonderful three-plotted tale that you are going to love.

Explore the best of New England's historic cities, admire the famed fall foliage, and stroll the stunning coastline with Moon New England. Inside you'll find:

On Mount Desert Island, Maine, winter can mean six months of isolation and tough times, as year-round residents hunker down through the cold season. Larry Stettner and Bill Morrison vowed to change that. In November 2009, the Common Good Soup Kitchen opened its doors to the public, offering free soup as well as live music and a place for locals to gather, interact, and help each other.

A Story of the Coast of Maine first published in 1862 by the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

The quintessential New England barn–photogenic, full of character, and framed by flaming autumn foliage–is an endangered species. Of some 30,000 barns in Vermont alone, nearly a thousand a year are lost to fire, collapse, or bulldozers.

The American Civil War still captivates our interest.

As the war entered its third summer, the Confederate army met the Union army in July 1863, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During the second day of this three-day battle, some of the most brutal fighting occurred at Little Round Top.

This fascinating history captures more than two centuries of life on and around the St. George Peninsula. These images feature war heroes, churches, community volunteers, historic sites, summer visitors, sailing vessels, and all phases of the still important fishing industry. St.

Meet Priscilla the meatpacker and Kim who interprets dreams, Doris the traveling mannequin, and Johnny, and the Hastings, a couple who spot Robert Redford at a local restaurant. These characters and more make Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories such a treat. "Good stories have a way of hunting me down," Tamra Wilson says.

With more than 360 color photos and maps, this image-rich guide covers all 76 lighthouse locations in the New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Book lovers planning a vacation in New England now have a Guide to finding the best independent and used books shops near their favorite destinations. The Guide makes it easy to find a local book shop for a memento of your trip or something for a lazy beach-day or rainy-day read.

The first and only book about the tiny red phenomenon Red's Eats, where loyal patrons will wait for an hour or more for a rich, succulent lobster roll. Debbie Cronk, whose family has owned Red's Eats for more than 30 years, shared stories and memorabilia for the book. Red's has legions of fans across the U.S.