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Images from the Past specializes in regional books on historical topics of national and even international interest. Both text and illustrations are designed to anchor stories in the context of their time and place; photographs, maps, engravings, and sketches help readers imagine the stories unfolding; and captions provide a parallel narrative thread. The whole resembles a rewarding interpretive exhibit.

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OUR NEWEST BOOK:

Burlington: A History of Vermont's Queen City

Burlington: A History of Vermont's Queen City
by Vincent E. Feeney
Burlington's first comprehensive history weaves together tales of the people, places, and events that shaped one of the Northeast's true urban success stories with its University of Vermont, thriving commercial and retail center, Lake Champlain waterfront and nearby Green Mountains.
Paperback: $19.95

  Burlington: A History of Vermont's Queen City (PB) $19.95


RECENT:

To the Klondike and Back (1894-1901)

To the Klondike and Back (1894-1901)
"I am in here to get all I can"
by George G. Shaw as told to his son, George B. Shaw
Adventurous 22-year-old George G. Shaw was determined to strike it rich in the Klondike gold fields when he headed west from Vermont in 1894 first to Seattle and then on to Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Here he braved the perils of wilderness travel--an unforgiving mountain pass, treacherous whitewater rapids--finally arriving in raucous Dawson City. In the Klondike, mining for gold challenged Shaw's considerable skills and strength, but he persevered, buoyed by his confidence and resourcefulness. After his gold-mining days, Shaw's adventures continued with a solo trek through remote Alaska and a storm-tossed schooner voyage that landed him in Siberia.
Paperback: $17.95

  To the Klondike and Back (PB) $17.95

At the Top of the Mountain

At the Top of the Mountain,
The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps 1936-38, Book III
by Judith Edwards
At the Top of the Mountain completes a three book series for Middle Grade readers set in 1933, 1934-35, and 1936-37 based on the author's solid historical research, familiarity with the region, and imagined young protagonist.
Paperback: $12.50

  At the Top of the Mountain (PB) $12.50

Trouble on the Mountain, The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1934-35

Trouble on the Mountain,
The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1934-35
by Judith Edwards
Trouble on the Mountain is the second of a series of three books for Middle Grade readers set in 1933, 1934-35, and 1936-37 based on the author's solid historical research, familiarity with the region, and imagined young protagonist ...
Paperback: $12.50

  Trouble on the Mountain (PB) $12.50

 Trouble on the Mountain (Hurt Copy*) $6.25
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Invasion on the Mountain, The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933

Invasion on the Mountain,
The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933
by Judith Edwards
First of a three-part series: Twelve year old Will Ryan, in the spring of 1933, learns he must share his beloved Ascutney Mountain with the young men of the 129th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps...
Paperback: $12.50

  Invasion on the Mountain (PB) $12.50

 Invasion on the Mountain (Hurt Copy*) $6.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Alligators

Alligators Always Dress For Dinner: An Alphabet Book of Vintage Photographs
by Linda Donigan and Michael Horwitz
Late 19th and early 20th century images are reproduced in sepia duotone for children and collectors. Each two-page spread offers a surprising visual treat. A treasure for keeping.
Hardcover: $25.00

 Alligators Always Dress for Dinner (HC) $25.00

 Alligators Always Dress for Dinner (Hurt Copy*) $12.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

America's Song

America's Song: The Story of Yankee Doodle
by Stuart Murray
Our country's military and political history traced through the constantly evolving lyrics of the inveterate tune, "Yankee Doodle."
Hardcover: $21.00

 America's Song  (HC) $21.00

 America's Song (Hurt Copy*) $10.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Before We Went Wireless:
David Edward Hughes FRS His Life, Inventions, and Discoveries (1829-1900)

Before We Went Wireless:
David Edward Hughes FRS His Life, Inventions, and Discoveries (1829-1900)

by Ivor Hughes and David Ellis Evans
The first biography of the brilliant inventor and practical experimenter, British-born David Edward Hughes. Based on over 10 years of research ...
Paperback: $35.00 Hardcover: $49.50

 Before We Went Wireless (PB) $35.00

 Before We Went Wireless (HC) $49.50


UK Customers can buy Before We Went Wireless for £19.95 from the Welsh Books Council at www.gwales.com

Boston's French Secrets: Guided Walks That Reveal Boston's French Heritage

Boston's French Secrets: Guided Walks That Reveal Boston's French Heritage
Written by Rhea Hollis Atwood
The first book published on Boston's French heritage, past and present, reveals surprising French connections in its history, culture, architecture and personalities. - written by Rhea Hollis Atwood. Paperback: $19.95

 Boston's French Secrets: Guided Walks That Reveal Boston's French Heritage (PB)
$19.95

 Boston's French Secrets (Hurt Copy*) $9.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Country Editor: Henry Beetle Hough and the Vineyard Gazette  
 Written by Phyllis Méras

Country Editor: Henry Beetle Hough and the Vineyard Gazette
Written by Phyllis Méras
The first biography of Henry Beetle Hough, nationally respected editor of the weekly Gazette, award-winning author, and dedicated conservationist, Country Editor focuses on Martha's Vineyard from 1925, when Hough and his wife received the Vineyard Gazette as a wedding present, to 1985. An Afterword recounts the Houghs' legacy in the continuing battle to protect the Island. - written by Phyllis Méras
Paperback: $21.95; Hardcover: $35.00.

 Country Editor: Henry Beetle Hough and the Vineyard Gazette (Paperback)
$21.95

 Country Editor (PB Hurt Copy*) $11.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 Country Editor: Henry Beetle Hough and the Vineyard Gazette (Hardcover)
$35.00

 Country Editor (HC Hurt Copy*) $17.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Essential Washington

The Essential George Washington: Two Hundred Years of Observations on the Man, the Myth, the Patriot
by Peter Hannaford
A vivid portrait in words of a fascinating and multifaceted man.
Hardcover: $19.50

The Essential George Washington  (HC) $19.50
OUT OF STOCK, Available soon as a paperback

 Essential George Washington (Hurt Copy*) $10.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Finnigans, Slaters, and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont

Finnigans, Slaters, and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont
by Vincent E. Feeney
The first book on the coming of the Irish to Vermont: from the Scots-Irish of Londonderry in the 1770s, through the famine Irish marble workers of West Rutland and slate workers of Castleton and Poultney, to politicians like mayors Burke of Burlington and Corry of Montpelier in the early 20th century. A short epilogue recounts the success of Irish American Vermonters in our own day, including Senator Patrick Leahy.

Paperback: $19.95.

 Finnigans, Slaters, and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont (Paperback)
$19.95

Honor of Command

The Honor of Command: General Burgoyne's Saratoga Campaign, June-October 1777
by Stuart Murray
The dramatic story of the Saratoga Campaign from the perspective of the northern British army's commanding officer, Major General John Burgoyne.
Paperback: $14.95

 The Honor of Command  (PB) $14.95

 The Honor of Command (Hurt Copy*) $7.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

The Innocent Victim: A Franco-American Civil War Novel

The Innocent Victim: A Franco-American Civil War Novel
Written by Adélard Lambert,
Translated by Margaret S. Langford in collaboration with Claire Quintal
A fast-paced tale of deceit, determination, lies, love, loss, and murder. The dramatic story of Jean and Marie Legendre enlightens the reader about the experience of 19th century French-Canadian immigrants to New England, the emotional impact of such a migration on individual French-Canadians and their families, and the challenges they faced in a new country. The Innocent Victim combines fiction and history in a delightful story that is both entertaining and educational. - Translated by Dr. Margaret S. Langford in collaboration with Dr. Claire Quintal
Paperback: $15.95.

 The Innocent Victim: A Franco-American Civil War Novel(Paperback)
$15.95

 The Innocent Victim (Hurt Copy*) $8.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Lake Champlain: A Natural History

Lake Champlain: A Natural History
Written by Mike Winslow
An engaging introduction to a magnificent and complex lake, its physical and biological makeup and fascinating phenomena. Short essays offer enough detail to satisfy ecologists - in a prose style that anyone can enjoy. Six sections cover the lake's multifaceted natural systems and the outlook for the future: The Setting; Forces; Phenomena; Living Lake: Plants; Living Lake: Animals; The Future of Lake Champlain. - written by Mike Winslow
Paperback: $18.95.

Reserve your copy at The Lake Champlain Committee Website

Letters to Vermont

Letters to Vermont from Her Civil War Soldier Correspondents to the Home Press, Volumes 1 and 2
edited & compiled by Donald Wickman
Tales of campaigns from Louisiana to Virginia, from the Shenandoah Valley to the Carolina Coast, told by those who were there.
Per Volume: Hardcover: $30.00 Paperback: $19.95

 Letters to Vermont Vol. 1 (HC) $30.00

 Letters to Vermont Vol 1 (HC Hurt Copy*) $15.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 Letters to Vermont Vol. 2 (HC) $30.00

 Letters to Vermont Vol 2 (HC Hurt Copy*) $15.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 Letters to Vermont Vol. 1 (PB) $19.95

 Letters to Vermont Vol 1 (PB Hurt Copy*) $10.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 Letters to Vermont Vol. 2 (PB) $19.95

 Letters to Vermont Vol 2 (PB Hurt Copy*) $10.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology

Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology
copublished with The American Chestnut Foundation
Chris Bolgiano, Editor
Glenn Novak, Contributing Editor
Foreword by Bill McKibben
Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology is the inspiring story of an American symbol and the struggle to save it from the brink of extinction, the saga of a unique and exceptional tree that supported a way of life, that fed and sheltered our ancestors, and "touched almost every phase of our existence." It is ultimately a story of how people, working together, can harness the power of community, scientific knowledge, and our growing awareness of the workings of nature to make a difference.
- copublished with The American Chestnut Foundation
(Paperback) $24.95 (Hardcover) $49.50

 Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology
Order from The American Chestnut Foundation

 Mighty Giants: An American Chestnut Anthology (Hurt Copy*) $12.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell at Home in Vermont: The Arlington Years, 1939-1953
by Stuart Murray
The story of the dynamic years when Rockwell painted some of his greatest works inspired by the "everyday life of my neighbors."
Paperback: $14.95

 Norman Rockwell at Home in Vermont (PB) $14.95 

 Norman Rockwell at Home in Vermont (Hurt Copy*) $7.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

One Came Back

One Came Back (Un Revenant): A Franco-American Civil War Novel
Translated by Margaret S. Langford in collaboration with Claire Quintal
The first published translation into English of Un Revenant, an 1884 romantic adventure by Rémi Tremblay, a French-Canadian author who turned his own experiences as a teenaged enlistee in the Civil War into a story of two fascinating heroes.
Hardcover: $35.00
Paperback: $18.95

 One Came Back (HC) $35.00

 One Came Back (HC Hurt Copy*) $17.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 One Came Back (PB) $18.95

 One Came Back (PB Hurt Copy*) $9.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

One of Ourselves: John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Ireland

One of Ourselves: John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Ireland
Written by James Robert Carroll
The day-by-day, hour-by-hour story of Kennedy's June 1963 visit to Ireland - where he went, who he met, and what it revealed about the man and the country. - written by James Robert Carroll. Hardcover: $24.95

 One of Ourselves: John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Ireland (HC)
$24.95

 One of Ourselves (Hurt Copy*) $12.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Calvin Coolidge

The Quotable Calvin Coolidge: Sensible Words for a New Century
by Peter Hannaford
Excerpts from Coolidge's writings and speeches are eloquent on a broad range of topics and quite to the point for our times as well as his own.
Hardcover: $19.50 

 The Quotable Calvin Coolidge  (HC) $19.50
OUT OF STOCK, available soon as a paperback

Woodrow Wilson

The Real Woodrow Wilson: An Interview with Arthur S. Link, Editor of the Wilson Papers
by James Robert Carroll
Wilson, as the editor of his papers came to know and admire him over three decades of dedicated scholarship, and Link's reflections on the work he had just completed.
Hardcover: $19.50

The Real Woodrow Wilson  (HC) $19.50

 The Real Woodrow Wilson  (Hurt Copy*) $10.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Reagan's Roots, The People and Places That Shaped His Character

Reagan's Roots,
The People and Places That Shaped His Character
by Peter Hannaford
Through the experiences, challenges, and adventures of his childhood, youth, and young adulthood, Reagan's Roots traces the development of all these elements of his character so that the reader will come away with a better understanding of what made Ronald Reagan a successful and beloved president.
Hardcover: $21.00

$21.00 hardcover;

Grandma Moses

Remembering Grandma Moses
by Beth Moses Hickok
A portrayal, not of Grandma Moses's primitive paintings, but the woman herself.
Paperback: $12.95 Audiocassette: $12.00

 Remembering Grandma Moses (PB) $12.95
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK  

 Remembering Grandma Moses (PB Hurt Copy*) $6.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 Remembering Grandma Moses (AC) $12.00 

Ronald Reagan and His Ranch

Ronald Reagan and His Ranch: The Western White House, 1981-1989
Written by Peter Hannaford
An intimate portrait of the Western White House - the Reagan Ranch, Rancho del Cielo, in Santa Barbara - written by long-time Reagan friend and associate, Peter Hannaford.
Hardcover: $24.95

 Ronald Reagan and His Ranch (HC)
$24.95

 Ronald Reagan and His Ranch (HC Hurt Copy*) $12.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Kipling in Vermont

Rudyard Kipling In Vermont: Birthplace of The Jungle Books
by Stuart Murray
The little-known tale of Kipling's four productive years in America - a time that began in great joy, but ended in profound sorrow.
Hardcover: $29.00 Paperback: $18.95

 Rudyard Kipling in Vermont  (HC) $29.00

 Rudyard Kipling in Vermont  (HC Hurt Copy*) $14.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

 Rudyard Kipling in Vermont  (PB) $18.95

 Rudyard Kipling in Vermont  (PB Hurt Copy*) $9.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Searching for Thoreau: On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England
by Tom Slayton

Searching for Thoreau: On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England
Written by Tom Slayton
Searching for Thoreau vividly transports the reader to the places in New England that were most important to the great American writer/naturalist Henry David Thoreau in 10 vigorous essays that range from Walden Pond to the shores of Cape Cod and the heights of Mount Katahdin in northern Maine. The author, Tom Slayton, recounts his first-hand experiences comparing them to Thoreau's from 150 years earlier; he also compares their observations on the places themselves and their reflections on the causes of change, all with ample use of excerpts from Thoreau's writings. - written by Tom Slayton
Paperback: $18.95.

 Searching for Thoreau: On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England (Paperback)
$18.95

 Searching for Thoreau: On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England  (PB Hurt Copy*) $9.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Washington Farewell

Washington's Farewell To His Officers: After Victory in The Revolution
by Stuart Murray
The triumph and drama of the Revolutionary War in a patchwork of vignettes featuring General Washington's most loyal officers.

 Washington's Farewell to His Officers (PB) $16.95

 Washington's Farewell to His Officers (Hardcover Hurt Copy*) $10.50
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

Also Distributing...

Champlain's Lake Rediscovered

Champlain's Lake Rediscovered: Vermont Artists Celebrate the Lake
Introduction by Curator Douglas Lazarus; Foreword by Bill McKibben
A 92 page full color book of paintings, photographs, and art in other media by 38 Vermont artists inspired by Lake Champlain, Vermont's "Great Lake." Short biographical sketches provide context for each artist's work.
Paperback: $17.95

Overstock Sale $9.00 vs. $17.95 paper

Recollections of Reagan

Recollections of Reagan: A Portrait of Ronald Reagan
by Peter Hannaford
Poignant, humorous and fascinating reminiscences about the 40th President from nearly five dozen of his friends, colleagues - even political adversaries!
Hardcover: $17.00

 Recollections of Reagan: A Portrait of Ronald Reagan (HC) $24.00 

 Recollections of Reagan (HC Hurt Copy*) $12.00
*Same as above but with a slightly blemished cover

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