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New England is truly a Cabinet of Curiosities, and this indispensable guide directs you to its most bizarre, off the wall, and unsettling exhibits. Some evoke hilarity, some horror. Discover singing sand, glowing tombstones, ghostly squirrels, and a musical instrument said to cause madness. Marvel at the most mysterious manuscript ...
Curious New England
New England is truly a Cabinet of Curiosities, and this indispensable guide directs you to its most bizarre, off the wall, and unsettling exhibits. Some evoke hilarity, some horror. Discover singing sand, glowing tombstones, ghostly squirrels, and a musical instrument said to cause madness. Marvel at the most mysterious manuscript in the world. Visit a miniature replica of the Holy Land or climb carved stone steps leading . . . nowhere. Curious New England points the way to all the tantalizing treats and terrifying treasures that remain tucked away in overlooked museums, private collections, and forgotten recesses of this very special region. *A cursed statue in Maine *Ageless American Megaliths *A window embedded in Vermont earth *Titus's Arch on a New Hampshire hilltop *Artwork made from insect parts With precise directions, hours, and contact information, these fascinating pages reveal each mystery, miracle, and marvel, from world-class weirdness, to minor curiosities, to entertaining distractions. There'll be no more boring Sunday drives when you can visit a spider farm, explore the laboratory of mad scientist Wilhelm Reich, view the Hobo Hotel, and observe houses made from paper, wooden crates, mounds of earth-even covered bridges. And New England's wonders never cease: discover evidence of manned flight a century before the Wright Brothers; visible phantoms manifesting from marble columns; and automobiles emerging from tarmac like dinosaurs from pits of tar. This one-of-a-kind collection spotlights all six New England states, illuminating everything that's wicked, weird, and wonderful in every hidden corner of a region that rivals Old England in mysteries, miracles, and marvels.
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26.200000 USD

Curious New England

by Diane E Foulds, Joseph A. Citro
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Minutes outside of the Hub bicyclists of all ages can enjoy historic villages, beautiful seashore and countryside. Featuring 22 rides, many with variations, Bicycling on Boston's North Shore is the perfect guide for cyclists of all ages and abilities: for families with children, for university students wanting to explore off ...
Bicycling on Boston's North Shore
Minutes outside of the Hub bicyclists of all ages can enjoy historic villages, beautiful seashore and countryside. Featuring 22 rides, many with variations, Bicycling on Boston's North Shore is the perfect guide for cyclists of all ages and abilities: for families with children, for university students wanting to explore off campus, and for power riders looking for a scenic workout. There are rides as short as seven miles as well as challenging itineraries approaching 50 miles. Since most trips begin at MBTA commuter rail stations, most are easily accessible-even to those without cars. Each chapter begins with a short introduction to the terrain to be covered, plus a description of such highlights as historic sites, great views, and essential stops-including rest rooms and ice cream parlors. Ride itineraries are concise, with mileage and landmarks provided. The guide's ease of use is enhanced by the clear maps hand-drawn by calligrapher R.P. Hale. Whether you live there or are just visiting, Bicycling on Boston's North Shore is the best guide to cycling the region.
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16.750000 USD
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New England abounds with unnerving ghost stories and spooky tales of haunted houses, hotels, and battlefields. In Ghost Hunters of New England, Alan Brown finds that ghost lore is not nearly enough for the insatiably curious. In each of the six New England states groups of ghost hunters like the ...
Ghost Hunters of New England
New England abounds with unnerving ghost stories and spooky tales of haunted houses, hotels, and battlefields. In Ghost Hunters of New England, Alan Brown finds that ghost lore is not nearly enough for the insatiably curious. In each of the six New England states groups of ghost hunters like the members of Connecticut's Skeleton Crew Paranormal Research Society and Maine's Bangor Ghost Hunters Association pack cameras, Geiger counters, electromagnetic field detectors, digital voice recorders, infrared thermometers, thermal scanners, oscilloscopes, tape recorders, computers, and dowsing rods in search of elusive proof of supernatural activity. In this book the reader tags along with Brown and the ghost hunters on exciting and frightening investigations of places throughout New England. We meet the teachers, doctors, accountants, housewives, and law enforcement personnel who devote much of their free time to a quest that many outsiders view with skepticism-if not scorn. They are passionate about, even obsessed by, their expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes dangerous and chilling avocation. In fascinating, startling, and sometimes humorous accounts, Brown highlights the determination of these individuals to secure positive proof of the existence of the spirit realm and answer the question: What happens to the soul after death?
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15.700000 USD
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Enjoy a memorable family adventure in Southern Maine with Crystal Ward Kent's Mainely Kids as your guide. Kent, a native Mainer, presents enjoyable and educational activities in a friendly, geographical loop format. She steers you toward outstanding beaches, forts, nature preserves, rides, outlet stores, and more. Children and their adult ...
Mainely Kids: A Guide to Family Fun in Southern Maine
Enjoy a memorable family adventure in Southern Maine with Crystal Ward Kent's Mainely Kids as your guide. Kent, a native Mainer, presents enjoyable and educational activities in a friendly, geographical loop format. She steers you toward outstanding beaches, forts, nature preserves, rides, outlet stores, and more. Children and their adult minders will long to wade in a tidepool in Kittery, gobble authentic saltwater taffy in York Beach, catch glimpses of a president in Kennebunkport, bask in the sun at Old Orchard Beach, marvel at the stately lighthouse in Portland, catch the famous Clam Festival at Yarmouth, and see history come alive at the museum village of Willowbrook. Whether hiking, picnicking, exploring, sunning, swimming, or eating, Mainely Kids is your passport to your ultimate, authentic Southern Maine vacation. Each chapter covers a variety of activities that a vacationing family can engage in during a long weekend and is accompanied by an easy-to-follow map and directions. Introductory notes contain tips about Maine weather, what to pack, handicapped accessibility, safety, traffic, and other practical pointers. Don't set off for Southern Maine without this indispensable new guidebook!
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13.600000 USD
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How does one read a landscape? Inspired by the classic work of Hans Kurath documenting the dialect geography sub-regions of New England, Christopher J. Lenney set out to determine whether such patterns of linguistic migration were repeated in the everyday features of our man-made landscape. Through inspired conjecture and methodical ...
Sightseeking: Clues to the Landscape History of New England
How does one read a landscape? Inspired by the classic work of Hans Kurath documenting the dialect geography sub-regions of New England, Christopher J. Lenney set out to determine whether such patterns of linguistic migration were repeated in the everyday features of our man-made landscape. Through inspired conjecture and methodical fieldwork, Lenney discovered that at least six cultural and material artifacts could be mapped into similar flows and clusters: placenames, boundaries, townplans, roads, houses, and gravestones. With infectious enthusiasm and wit, Lenney guides the reader through a historical and cultural examination of how this artificial landscape came to be. Of the many possible sources of placenames, for example, there are evident patterns of Algoquian and transplanted English; there is the obvious irony of patriot and Tory honored side by side. But what do we make of the apparent hodgepodge of placename suffixes that dot our maps-the -fields, -tons, -hams, and -burys that append themselves to our life and land? And how do we explain the Great-Big line, a dramatic yet invisible scar across the map of Maine? The other five cultural markers similarly reveal themselves in a surprising patterning of the New England countryside-in the areas where the connected farmstead dominates, where recessed balconies or twin rearwall chimneys distinguish the scene; in the migration of gravestone cutters and their motifs, which left odd undulating waves of artistic expression throughout the region. Lenney forces the reader to reconsider the shape of the village greens, to wonder why old roads go where they go, and to question where (good neighbors and Robert Frost notwithstanding) we built stone walls. By pushing us beyond mere sightseeing to sightseeking, Lenney dares to fundamentally alter the way we-old-time Yankee, newcomer, and tourist alike-experience and interpret the New England landscape.
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26.200000 USD
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Benjamin L. Hartley brings to light the little-known story of relative latecomers to Boston's religious scene: Methodist, Salvation Army, Baptist, and nondenominational Christians. Focusing on Congregationalists and Roman Catholics, Boston urban historians have largely overlooked these groups. Hartley, however, sheds light on the role of immigrant evangelical leaders from Italy, ...
Evangelicals at a Crossroads
Benjamin L. Hartley brings to light the little-known story of relative latecomers to Boston's religious scene: Methodist, Salvation Army, Baptist, and nondenominational Christians. Focusing on Congregationalists and Roman Catholics, Boston urban historians have largely overlooked these groups. Hartley, however, sheds light on the role of immigrant evangelical leaders from Italy, Sweden, and elsewhere in revivalism and social reform in postbellum Boston. Further, examining the contested nature of revivalism and social reform in a particular, local nineteenth-century context provides a basis for understanding the roots of current divisions in American Protestantism and the contentious role of evangelical religion in American politics. Hartley documents the importance of the American holiness movement as a precursor to the significant presence of Pentecostal groups in urban America, adding an important historical context for evangelical social action today.
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Evangelicals at a Crossroads

by Benjamin L. Hartley
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From catching rainbows, browns, and brookies in the streams and rivers of the Berkshires to hauling in cod, haddock, and tuna in the salt waters of Stellwagen Bank, this book is your ultimate guide to fishing in Massachusetts. Manny Luftglass, a veteran fisherman and journalist, has written a definitive and ...
Gone Fishin'
From catching rainbows, browns, and brookies in the streams and rivers of the Berkshires to hauling in cod, haddock, and tuna in the salt waters of Stellwagen Bank, this book is your ultimate guide to fishing in Massachusetts. Manny Luftglass, a veteran fisherman and journalist, has written a definitive and entertaining guide to fishing the salt, fresh, and brackish waters of the Bay State. Providing easy-to-follow directions, boat launch information, and detailed advice on live and dead baits, artificial lures, fishing methods, equipment, depths, weather, best times of the day and the year, and even specific areas to fish at most locations, this is truly the only fishing guide to Massachusetts you'll ever need. For ease of use, the book has been organized according to the areas recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, with an accompanying map for each section. Good-humored and packed to the gills with useful information, it's like having the author as your personal fishing guide.
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15.700000 USD

Gone Fishin'

by Manny Luftglass
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Why is it that although Vermont is relatively distant - both geographically and metaphysically - from publishing centers as well as many issues at the heart of current literature, it is also home to some of America's greatest writers? Is there something about the place that speaks to them? In ...
A State of Mind: Writing in Vermont
Why is it that although Vermont is relatively distant - both geographically and metaphysically - from publishing centers as well as many issues at the heart of current literature, it is also home to some of America's greatest writers? Is there something about the place that speaks to them? In this book, twenty-one contemporary Vermont authors are profiled along with examples of their writing. Included are: Julia Alvarez, Chris Bohjalian, David Budbill, Joseph Citro, Joan Connor, David Huddle, Jamaica Kincaid, Galway Kinnell, Sydney Lea, Jeffrey Lent, David Moats, Howard Frank Mosher, Grace Paley, Jay Parini, Verandah Porche, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ruth Stone, Abigail Stone, Phoebe Stone, Tom Smith, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. In their conversations with Yvonne Daley, these writers open their toolboxes to share their writing approaches and techniques, their tricks of the trade. Special exercises are also included for students to make this a useful resource for the classroom. Most importantly, the book provides entry into the treasure trove that is the work of a select group of gifted Vermont writers sustaining a rich literary tradition that too many of us take for granted.
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61.68 USD
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