There Goes Maine!: A Sort of a History

There Goes Maine!: A Sort of a History

by John Gould
     
 

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Maine's nationally acclaimed chronicler proves here that "the entire history of North America began in Maine."
Long before Columbus sold Isabella his idea of a passage to Cathay, Irish fishermen went ashore in Maine to dry their cod. It's all here in this wild surmising history, from a columnist for the Christian Science Monitor.

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Maine's nationally acclaimed chronicler proves here that "the entire history of North America began in Maine."
Long before Columbus sold Isabella his idea of a passage to Cathay, Irish fishermen went ashore in Maine to dry their cod. It's all here in this wild surmising history, from a columnist for the Christian Science Monitor.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
After writing nearly two dozen books about his native state, Gould still finds material to beguile readers: nuggets of history omitted by orthodox historians, local lore, forgotten but formidable characters. He explains why Maine had eight governors in 1880, and how Ephriam Wylie and his dog saved the town of Thomaston from the British in 1814. He introduces the Stanley twins, inventors who sold their photographic dryplate to Eastman Kodak, then later produced the Stanley Steamer. Another Mainer, Alvin Lombard, designed a steam log-hauler, a machine that was the granddaddy of the tractor and tank. Gould spins yarns of early explorers, colonists and Indians--and if readers are not entirely convinced that the history of North America began in Maine, they nevertheless will be vastly entertained by the author's surmises. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393028348
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Gould lives in Friendship, Maine.

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