FREE SHIPPING IN USA OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS SOLD EST. 1975|CONTACT USMY ACCOUNT

Maine People

Filters

Stock up for summer & take 25% off using code BOOKCRAZY

Showing 1-15 of 31 products

View 15/30/All

1-15 of 31 products

  • Day's Work, A, Part 2
    Day's Work, A, Part 2
    $35.00
    Quickview

    A Day’s Work, Part II

    , , ,
    A DAY'S WORK, PART II, by W.H. Bunting, contains extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions that have wide appeal to anyone interested in Maine's past. Bunting has a knack for spotting the unusual in a photograph, or some minor detail that, in fact, tells a major story about the how and why. From granite quarry operations to an itinerant cobbler in a sailing scow to hootchie-cootchie dancers at the state fair to deepwater ships, his page-long captions place these images in social and economic context—but this is not dry history. His research has uncovered a wealth of fascinating, often quirky detail (did you know that mummy wrappings were imported from Egypt for Maine paper-making?), and he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition.
    $35.00
    $35.00
    Quickview
  • As Maine Went
    As Maine Went
    $12.95
    Quickview

    As Maine Went

    , ,
    Imagine if the future well-being of your State is handed by 38% of its voters to a governor who tells the NAACP to "kiss my butt"; who jokes that the worst his lax policies on toxic chemicals in consumer products will do is cause women to grow "little beards"; who falsely claims that an active wind turbine is fake and run by "a little electric motor"; and who loudly condemns your state's public schools as the worst in the nation while a national news magazine is ranking them among the best.
    $12.95
    $12.95
    Quickview
  • Backyard Maine
    Backyard Maine
    $15.00
    Quickview

    Backyard Maine

    , , , ,
    In BACKYARD MAINE, Edgar Allen Beem examines, muses about, scoffs at, reveals, and celebrates everyday life in Maine, from high school sports to high-priced homes, aging dogs to aging cars, politics to religion, underwear to naps, berry-picking to clam festivals, and much, much more. Opinionated, insightful, humorous, and sometimes controversial, Ed Beem enjoys his role as a local observer, and these essays will resonate with anyone tuned in to day-to-day life in backyard Maine.
    $15.00
    $15.00
    Quickview
  • bill-moss-cover
    bill-moss-cover
    $65.00
    Quickview

    Bill Moss

    , ,
    The contributions of Bill Moss to mid-twentieth-century American culture were many. First changing the world of camping with the invention of the Pop Tent, he went on to shake the world of fabric architecture with the many forms that we now take for granted. Lavishly illustrated with historic photographs, the book chronicles Moss' creative life from his early years until his death in 1994.
    $65.00
    $65.00
    Quickview
  • continental-cover
    continental-cover
    $20.00
    Quickview

    Continental Liar

    , ,
    CONTINENTAL LIAR, by Neil Rolde, explores how, In 1884, Republican James G. Blaine came within 1,047 votes of becoming the President of the United States. This was the margin by which he lost New York State—and thus the election—to Grover Cleveland in what has been called "the dirtiest campaign in American history." Yet his career—arguably the most sensational of any American politician of the so-called Gilded Age—did not end there.
    $20.00
    $20.00
    Quickview
  • E.B. White on Dogs
    E.B. White on Dogs
    $24.95
    Quickview

    E.B. White on Dogs

    , , ,
    In E. B. WHITE ON DOGS, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White's various canine companions. Featured here are favorite essays such as 'Two Letters, Both Open,' where White takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and also 'Bedfellows,' with its 'fraudulent reports'; from White's ignoble old dachshund, Fred. ('I just saw an eagle go by. It was carrying a baby.') From The New Yorker's 'The Talk of the Town' are some little-known Notes and Comment pieces covering dog shows, sled dog races, and the trials and tribulations of city canines. Some previously unpublished photographs from the E. B. White Estate show the family dogs, from the first collie, to various labs, Scotties, dachshunds, half-breeds, and mutts, all well-loved.
    $24.95
    $24.95
    Quickview
  • Ed Muskie
    Ed Muskie
    $24.95
    Quickview

    Ed Muskie

    , ,
    ED MUSKIE: MADE IN MAINE, by Jim Witherell, covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed" Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine's western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband's. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight.
    $24.95
    $24.95
    Quickview
  • Eminent Mainers
    Eminent Mainers
    $20.00
    Quickview

    Eminent Mainers

    , , ,
    In EMINENT MAINERS, by Arthor Douglas Stover, you'll meet Hiram Abrams, born in Portland in 1878 the son of a Russian immigrant real estate broker, who attended public schools, left school at age sixteen, sold newspapers, bought a cow and started a dairy—and eventually became the founder and president of United Artists. Or Aurelia Gay Mace, born in 1835 in Strong, a Shaker from an early age, credited with the invention of the wire coat hanger. Aurelia achieved national fame in 1890 when she mistook Charles Lewis Tiffany for a tramp, gave him lemonade, brushed his clothes, insisted that he sit down for the noon meal, and sent him off with a box lunch. Tiffany responded by sending her a set of engraved silver. Meet Milton Bradley was born in Vienna (Maine) in 1836, educated at Harvard, worked as a mechanical engineer andpatent solicitor, became interested in lithography, developed a board game, "The Checkered Game of Life," and founded the Milton Bradley Company. Or Louise Bogan, who was born in Livermore Falls in 1897, moved to Greenwich Village as a young woman, took up the bohemian life and occasionally drove the get-away car for a fur thief, and ended up as the poetry critic for The New Yorker magazine. Maine boring? Never!
    $20.00
    $20.00
    Quickview
  • HerringNightsFinalCover.indd
    HerringNightsFinalCover.indd
    $16.95
    Quickview

    Herring Nights

    , , , ,
    In this memoir of the herring fishery along the Maine coast in the 1970s, Joe Upton draws from the place and circumstances a mythic dimension of people in an intimate dance with their natural surroundings.
    $16.95
    $16.95
    Quickview
  • Home-Downeast-cover
    Home-Downeast-cover
    $39.95
    Quickview

    Homes Down East

    , , , ,
    HOMES DOWN EAST, by Earle Shettleworth, Christopher Glass and Scott Hanson, with fascinating history, gorgeous contemporary photography, and architectural insights on every page, is a book not to be missed by anyone who loves Maine, architecture, or the still-unsurpassed homes and cottages of a century ago.
    $39.95
    $39.95
    Quickview
  • In the Shadow of the Eagle
    In the Shadow of the Eagle
    $20.00
    Quickview

    In the Shadow of the Eagle

    , ,
    In IN THE SHADOW OF EAGLE, author Donna Loring explains how Maine is the only state in the nation to have tribal representatives seated in its legislative body, a practice that began in the 1820s. Although the representatives from the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe don't have voting power on the house floor, they serve on committees and may chair committees. Donna's first session as representative of the Penobscot Nation was a difficult one--a personal struggle to have a "voice," but also because of the issues: changing offensive names, teaching Native American history in Maine schools, casinos and racinos, and the interpretation of sovereign rights for tribes. Some of the struggles and issues remain as she continues to serve, and the perspective she offers--as a Native American and as a legislator--is both valuable and fascinating.
    $20.00
    $20.00
    Quickview
  • L.L. Bean
    L.L. Bean
    $20.00
    Quickview

    L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company

    , ,
    L.L. BEAN: THE MAN AND HIS COMPANY, by James Witherell, tells the story of L. L. Bean and how he developed his famous boot and started the mail-order company that would change the sleepy town of Freeport, Maine, into a huge outdoor mall. The story begins with the Bean family, young Leon Leonwood Bean's love of the outdoors, his first forays into sales (soap, men's clothing), and then his development of the boot and the beginnings of an outdoors outfitting company that ran on a card file system and resisted change. The story of L.L. Bean, Inc.'s phenomenal growth under grandson Leon Gorman is replete with Preppies, MBAs, infighting, and even parodies of a company that would eventually get its own Zip Code.
    $20.00
    $20.00
    Quickview
  • Letters from the Sea
    Letters from the Sea
    $35.00
    Quickview

    Letters from the Sea

    , , ,
    In LETTERS FROM THE SEA, by Parker Bishop Albee, Jr., in June of 1881, on the very night of their wedding in Searsport, Maine, Captain Lincoln Alden Colcord and his new wife, Jane Sweetser Colcord, departed for sea to begin a two-year voyage on the bark Charlotte A. Littlefield. The voyage would take them around the world and witness the birth of their daughter Joanna amid the South Sea Islands and young Lincoln's arrival during a treacherous winter storm off Cape Horn. Fifth-generation seafarers, Joanna and Lincoln Colcord spent their youth at sea aboard their father's ships. The Colcord's richly detailed journal-letters to family members ashore, their logbooks, photographs, and later correspondence give us a splendid window into the life of a seafaring family.
    $35.00
    $35.00
    Quickview
  • Life-in-prison-cover
    Life-in-prison-cover
    $24.95
    Quickview

    Life In Prison

    , , ,
    LIFE IN PRISON: Eight Hours at a Time, by Robert Reilly, is a riveting account of the author's seven year odyssey as a prison guard.
    $24.95
    $24.95
    Quickview
  • LiveYankees-cover
    LiveYankees-cover
    $30.00
    Quickview

    Live Yankees

    , , ,
    LIVE YANKEES, by W. H. Bunting, explores how for nearly a century members of the Sewall family built and managed a fleet of more than one hundred merchant vessels, mostly stout deepwater square-riggers. No family has been more intimately associated with the history of the city of Bath, then among the most productive shipbuilding communities of any size in the world. Despite a veneer of old-fashioned formalized civility, international shipping in the late 1800s and early 1900s was a highly competitive, low-margin, and often cut-throat business. While the Sewalls' shrewd responses to market changes make a fascinating story, the surviving correspondence from their captains offers adventure of another kind.
    $30.00
    $30.00
    Quickview
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news, book releases & bookstore offers!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news, book releases & bookstore offers!

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed!