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Routledge Library Editions: America: Revolution and Civil War | ,

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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 2011, available as ebooks for the first time, include succinct, accessible books on two of the most important periods of American history which offer concise treatment of these major historical topics, as well as some lengthier, finest single-volume studies of the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars ever written and an outstanding reference tool in a 2 volume Encyclopedia. Among other things they: Bring central themes and problems into sharper focus. Discuss the pivotal roles played by Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln. Examine the role of medical doctors in the northern campaigns during the revolutionary war. Elucidate the character of the underlying moral and political problem of slavery. Discuss the social and political experience of the civil war whilst examining the centrality of what happened on the battlefield. Evaluate the legacy of the Civil War for America and for the world and emphasize its relationship to many of the dominating themes of modern history – democracy, freedom, equality and nationalism..

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Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution | Russell M. Lawson

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Originally published in 2011, this volume publishes the letters of Jeremy Belknap and Ebenezer Hazard. The letters encompassed twenty years, from 1779 to 1798, during a time when the United States was warring against England, establishing new governments, building a national identity, exploring the hinterland, and refining an American identity in prose and verse. The letters of Hazard and Belknap tell of an age when science and religion had not yet divorced due to irreconcilable differences, when the most profound philosophy nestled comfortably next to a childlike fascination with the remarkable. The two friends explored in their epistles the nature of love, death, and piety; the best way for humans to govern themselves; matters of religious and scientific truth and the best means to arrive at it; the methods and writing of history; human credulity; and the wonders of nature..

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Stories from the White Mountains | Mike Dickerman

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Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, lumberjacks and locomotives, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests. In this new anthology of historical writing, local author Mike Dickerman captures the spirit, tenacity and resourcefulness of those who have lived, worked and played in these Great White Hills. His stories also bring to life dramatic events that scarred the landscape long ago, such as tragic plane crashes and the devastating Hurricane of 1938. The book spans the ages, from the logging railroads of yesteryear to the forest fire lookout towers of the mid-twentieth century, and covers the expanse of these environs, from the snow-laden heights of Mount Washington to the stately grounds of the Mountain View House in Whitefield..

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Maine Adventure Guide | Earl Brechlin

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..". the all-new Adventure Guide to Maine is in a league of its own. [Brechlin] steps out of the mold of the ordinary and takes us on a statewide journey that is interesting, informative and often funny. Whether it's finding your way on a wilderness canoe trip or taking a hike along a well-beaten path, [this book] will help you find the way." Registered Maine Guide and outdoor columnist Ken Bailey. Down East Magazine's "Best of Maine" listed this title as runner-up in its top guidebooks section! Exhaustive coverage of this quintessential New England state that offers year-round fun for outdoorsfolk. Skiing, skating, ice fishing, waterskiing, hiking, camping, biking and more! Resident-author Earl Brechlin has been exploring Maine for years, and he'll introduce you to hidden lakes, deserted mountain tops and secluded, tranquil bays. Acadia and Baxter parks (both draw millions of visitors annually) are included, with details on how to avoid the crowds, hiking safety and the best trails. A special section is dedicated to adventure education, with names and contact details of organizations offering courses on a wide range of subjects, from low-impact camping to mountaineering to sea kayaking. Humorous call-out boxes tell you how to speak like a Mainah! Much of this book is dedicated to the coastal areas..

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Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls (3rd Edition) | Bruce R. Bolnick,Daniel Bolnick,Kyle van der Laan

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Explore the scenic splendor of the White Mountains of New Hampshire with this guide to the Region’s Waterfalls The White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to many gushing, cascading waterfalls waiting to be discovered. This completely revised and updated edition of Waterfalls of the White Mountains outlines hiking trails ideal for observing the more than 100 waterfalls in the region, no matter experience level or ability. Each hike opens with the trail at a glance overview—including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to the starting point. Helpful tips and suggestions are offered throughout, like the best times of year for each hike, best vantage points for viewing the falls, great swimming holes for cooling down, and uncrowded scenic treasures that are perfect for a woodland picnic. Also featuring labeled maps and fascinating short essays on local history and lore, Waterfalls of the White Mountains guides readers through their next excursion to the White Mountains of New Hampshire..

Fiction

The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery | Samuel Drake

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the White Mountains: Hikes and Backpacking Trips in the High Peaks Region of New Hampshire (Seventh Edition) | Daniel Doan,Ruth Doan MacDougall

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Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! The original 50 Hikes guide is new again, covering northern New England’s most legendary range, the crown jewel of Northeast hiking. The splendor of the White Mountains will inspire you Notch, Crawford Notch, and Pinkham Notch regions, as well as picturesque hikes off the Kancamagus Highway and to the peaks of the Presidential Range. Writer Daniel Doan hiked the White Mountains for nearly 70 years and wrote two hiking guides to NH’s trails, among many other books. A recipient of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project Lifetime Achievement Award, he died in 1993. His daughter, Ruth Doan MacDougall, has updated his hiking guides ever since. A novelist, she has also received the NHWP Lifetime Achievement Award..

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Explorer's Guide 50 Best Hikes in New England: Day Hikes from the Forested Lowlands to the White Mountains, Green Mountains, and more (Explorer's 50 Hikes) | Marty Basch

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No matter where you are in the great Northeast, there are bound to be excellent walking trails. No matter where you are in the great Northeast, there are bound to be excellent walking trails. This collection of 50 of New England’s can’t-miss hikes takes you from the relatively flat lands and easy rambles of Rhode Island to prime hiking real estate in Connecticut; from challenging terrain in the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires of Massachusetts to breathtaking seaside treks in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Find great hikes to the heights of New Hampshire's White Mountains and over to the verdant Green Mountains of Vermont—all the best hikes in New England are no more than a few hours from each other, so you'll want to keep this guide close at hand..

Religion

The Descent from the Mountain | Martin Ravndal Hauge

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This 'close reading' of Exodus 19-40 focuses on the repetition of the 'encounter on the mountain'. This double encounter is expressed in a narrative structure of preparatory episodes climaxed by the theophany. The tension of the narrative is linked to 'the people' as the unlikely heroes of encounter and solved by the divine descent from the divine mountain to the man-made tent. The new situation of permanent encounter is foregrounded by the juxtaposed stories of pre- and post- Sinai journey, and the theme of the 'substitution of Moses' underlines a radical reinterpretation of traditional concepts, inviting the reader to embark on a process of identification..

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A History of the Silk Road | Jonathan Clements

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The Silk Road is not a place, but a journey, a route from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China, through high mountains and inhospitable deserts. For thousands of years its history has been a traveler’s history, of brief encounters in desert towns, snowbound passes and nameless forts. It was the conduit that first brought Buddhism, Christianity and Islam into China, and the site of much of the “Great Game” between 19th-century empires. Today, its central section encompasses several former Soviet republics, and the Chinese Autonomous Region of Xinjiang. The ancient trade route controversially crosses the sites of several forgotten kingdoms, buried in sand and only now revealing their secrets. A History of the Silk Road not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the region’s development, but also provides an invaluable introduction to its languages, literature, and arts. It takes a comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this dynamic and little known region, and provides an easy-to-use reference source. Jonathan Clements pays particular attention to the fascinating historical sites which feature on any visitor’s itinerary and also gives special emphasis to the writings and reactions of travelers through the centuries..

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Hiking the White Mountains | Lisa Densmore Ballard

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Fully updated and revised, Hiking the White Mountains, Second Edition, is the must-have insider's guide to the very best peaks in New England. Whether you're taking in a 360-degree view mountaintop view, a dramatic waterfall, or a pristine pond, this book takes readers on thirty-nine of the best hikes in New Hampshire's White Mountains, some well-known and others off the beaten path. Inside you'll find: - Popular and lesser-known hikes - Full-color photos and maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS - Hike overviews detailing distance, elevation, canine compatibility, and more.

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Hiking the White Mountains | Lisa Densmore Ballard

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Whether you're taking in a 360-degree view mountaintop view, a dramatic waterfall, or a pristine pond, this book takes readers on thirty-nine of the best hikes in New Hampshire's White Mountains, some well-known and others off the beaten path..

Biography & Autobiography

Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward..

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The Mount Washington Cog Railway | Bruce D. Heald

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On July 3, 1869, the three-and-one-third-mile track leading to the summit of picturesque Mount Washington opened for public use. Once, only those daring enough to scale the 6,288 feet could enjoy the splendor of the scenery, but now everyone could journey to the summit using the invention of retired businessman Sylvester Marsh, who dreamed of this mountainous mode of transportation. Created at the height of the age of rail, the Cog Railway continues to chug up the mountain and into the hearts of tourists each year. Local historian Bruce D. Heald ties the history of its construction together with the grand romance of the railway as they triumphantly converge at the top of Mount Washington..

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Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains | Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

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For more than 150 years, the White Mountains have attracted untold numbers of visitors from all over the world. The lofty peaks offer unlimited panoramas—the view from the summit of Mount Washington extends for more than 100 miles in all directions and includes 33 other mountaintops, each with an elevation exceeding 4,000 feet. Framing the Presidential Range are Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch, and Pinkham Notch, three of the most impressive wonders in the eastern part the country. The White Mountain region has numerous other points of interest: the Flume, the Pool, the Basin, the Old Man of the Mountain, Glen Ellis Falls, the Lake of the Clouds, Echo Lake, Profile Lake, and the White Horse Ledge, to name a few. The stereo technique dates from the earliest years of photography. Stereo photographs are two images of the same view taken from slightly different points, which when observed through special glasses appear as one with an added dimension of depth. Photographers took these three-dimensional views to exemplify and to preserve in print the beauty, wonders, and wealth of nature. Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains contains more than 200 reflective stereos of the region’s mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams. These breathtaking views of the landscape, the resorts, and the villages were taken during an excursion on the early railroads. They recall the romance and idealism of the rail and stagecoach era..

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Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya | Philip Freakley,Vivien Freakley

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This first English-language guide describes the best mountain and coastal walking near Tortosa, Southern Catalunya, Spain, in the Parc Natural dels Ports, on the Cardó and Montsia massifs and along the coast, all easily accessible from Barcelona, Valencia and Reus. 30 idyllic winter walking routes for walkers of all experience and abilities are included through this area of remarkable natural beauty and diversity. The immense limestone crags, ridges and pinnacles of the Parc Natural dels Ports overlook the broad orange and olive groves beside the River Ebro, giving a high drama to the landscape. Closer the to the Mediterranean, there is good walking on the massifs of Cardó and Montsia and a long-distance footpath along the coast. Mysteriously, the region is practically unknown outside the region. The wild limestone landscapes, from herb-covered hillsides to high pine forest, dotted with Templar castles and picturesque hill villages, remain untouched by mass tourism. All walks are graded for route-finding, scrambling required and exposure, and non-technical, suitable for any experienced hillwalker, and listed in a summary table at the back for easy selection, along with a Catalan glossary of mountain terms and lots of other local information..

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Hikers' Stories from the Appalachian Trail | Kathryn Fulton

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Collection of highlights from twenty-one Appalachian Trail blogs..

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Indian Legends of the White Mountains | J. S. English

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Indian Legends of the White Mountains is a collection of Folklore from in and around the “Crystal Hills” of New Hampshire gathered from tales of old settlers and records in historical societies and town libraries. Included are: Chocorua Mount Washington The Giant’s Grave Nancy’s Brook The Red Carbuncle Ellis River Ellis River and Jackson, N. H. Moosilauke and the Pemigewassets Cold Streams Rogers’ Rangers and the Sack of St. Francis Legend of Eagle Mountain Captain Lovewell’s Fight with Paugus.

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Ancient Egypt | Gerald Massey

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With his earlier two series in Egyptology, Gerald Massey turned existing doctrine on its head to argue that not only had Egypt spawned human civilization, but that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. The culmination of his years at this particular intellectual pursuit, Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World is Massey's crown jewel. In this, the most philosophical (in both tone and concept) of his Egyptological works, Massey, ever the intrepid escort, leads a tour through thousands of years of sociological, cultural, and spiritual development, all the while pointing, with dazzling reason and persuasive prose, to a distant, common, Egyptian origin. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis..

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The Ark, the Deluge, and the World's Great Year | Gerald Massey

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After the deluge in the destruction of mankind the god Ra establishes a covenant with those who have escaped from the flood. He says that what he commanded is well done, and that the destruction of his enemies removes destruction from themselves. Said by the majesty of Ra, It is well done, all this. I shall now protect men on account of this. Said by Ra, I now raise my hand that I shall not destroy men i.e. not again. The making of this covenant after the deluge is followed by the establishment of the New Year 's festival under the direction of the young priestesses of Hathor. from The Ark, the Deluge, and the World's Great Year It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 9 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey explores the prevalent imagery across numerous mythological traditions of a global flood unleashed at the behest of an angry god, and shows how they all sprang from Egyptian folklore. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis..