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The Poetry of Robert Frost The Collected Poems
Complete Collection of Robert Frost poems. Please choose any edition of your choice. Read as many poems as you can and come to class with 3 titles that you would like to discuss.
Monadnock, More than a Mountain
A fascinating history of “America’s favorite mountain,” Mount Monadnock. Brandon has put together an impressive compilation that combines the history and lore of this special place. Also known as Grand Monadnock, the pinnacle of the region.
New England Forests through Time, Insights from the Harvard Forest Dioramas
Over the past three hundred years New England's landscape has been transformed. The forests were cleared; the land was farmed intensively through the mid-nineteenth century and then was allowed to reforest naturally as agriculture shifted west. Today, in many ways the region is more natural than at any time since the American Revolution. This fascinating natural history is essential background for anyone interested in New England's ecology, wildlife, or landscape.
In New England Forests through Time these historical and environmental lessons are told through the world-renowned dioramas in Harvard's Fisher Museum. These remarkable models have introduced New England's landscape to countless visitors and have appeared in many ecology, forestry, and natural history texts. This first book based on the dioramas conveys the phenomenal history of the land, the beauty of the models, and new insights into nature.
A Long Deep Furrow: Three Centuries of Farming in New England
This book chronicles the growth of the Northeastern frontier, country life-styles, and the development of farming and agricultural technology throughout the period of colonial settlement, wars, and the mechanical age.
Monadnock Moments..Historic tales from Southwest New Hampshire
Inspired by beloved local storyteller Fritz Wetherbee, Historical Society of Cheshire County director Alan F. Rumrill collected their stories in his series, "Monadnock Moments" broadcast on Keene radio station WKNE from 1985 to 2005. Here he has gathered one hundred of his most interesting vignettes and paired them with historic images, chronicling the lives of business man, politicians and soldiers and spinning tales of disaster, murder and adventure that all had their roots in towns of southwest New Hampshire.
The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged
This comprehensive volume of Robert Frost's published verse contains all eleven of his individual books of poetry-from "A Boy's Will" published in 1913, to "In the Clearing" from 1962. The editor, Edward Connery Lathem, meticulously annotated the more than 350 poems contained therein.
A Keene Sense of History II
Why did a Cheshire County man leave his house and live in a cave for several months during the Revolutionary War? What was a hogreeve? What Keene resident won the Boston Marathon seven times? These and many other questions are answered by Keene historian in David Proper's book.