New author, Phil Stannard is not new to Vermont or Vermont lore. Born in Fair Haven, after World War II, he was molded by an ancestry that settled the town during the Revolution. He still resides on the farm his family settled in the 1770s.
Made in Vermont describes the special conditions and people that fought for and developed this unique place into what it was, what its’ become, with a special focus on post World War II transformations and its political and economical landscape from 1945 until now.
Stannard mixes history, facts, folklore, opinion and commentary to entertain any reader of all ages. Old photos bring it all together, making a treasured gift for family and friends.
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About the Author
In modern times, beginning with Gov. Madaline Kunin, Vermont has completely reversed its political image from tough defenders of freedom, liberty and independence to leading the nation in its decline into "Bureaucratic socialism," not equaled or joined by the nation until the election of President Barack Obama. As a news commentator, Bill O'Reilly has often chided Vermont as a liberal laughing stock. As a noted historian, Bill O'Reilly should have looked deeper into the people and events that shaped, and ultimately re-shaped this interesting place, and where it fits into the unapologetic experiment called America. He should have explained where the blame lies, and how it all fits into the equation of repeated history. He didn't do that, so I will. I have lived all of it. In setting the stage for analyzing this period, I will also refer to the events and attitudes and experiences of some of my many ancestors who in other times were more interesting and influential than I, and had a great deal to do with the founding and development of this great place.