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Traveling the Old Ski Tracks of New England

Traveling the Old Ski Tracks of New England offers a fascinating history of downhill, cross-country, and backcountry skiing across the region and its leading personalities, moving from the sport’s nineteenth-century roots to more recent challenges, as changing tastes and a warming climate impact the industry. 

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The Insider

Part journalism history, part biography, and part democratic chronicle, The Insider offers a well-written and deeply researched portrayal of how Willard Kiplinger not only developed a widely read newsletter that launched a business publishing empire but also how he forged a new role for the journalist as political actor.

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Making Maine

Joshua M. Smith recounts an innovative history of the War of 1812, focusing on how it specifically affected what was then called the District of Maine. Drawing on archival materials from the United States, Britain, and Canada, Smith exposes the bitter experience of Maine’s citizens during that conflict as they endured multiple hardships, including starvation, burdensome taxation, smuggling, treason, and enemy occupation.

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Rewriting America

Featuring original work by scholars from a range of disciplinary perspectives, this edited collection provides fresh insights into how the Federal Writers’ Project helped transform American culture. In addition to examining some of the major twentieth-century writers whose careers the FWP helped to launch—including Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, and Margaret Walker—Rewriting America presents new perspectives on the role of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, and women on the project.


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