Dear Mom: World War II Remembered in a Sailor’s Letters [Paperback] R. C. McCrum
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This collection of stories, though fiction, is a rich depiction of Maine people–doctors, nurses, patients, and families–and their stories ring true in every sense. The cover photograph is of a “left-handed house” referred to in the story “Left-handed Favor,” of the Biddeford-Saco general practitioner who used a secret code with his office and local pharmacist to help indigent patients.
Dear Friend Anna: The Civil War Letters of a Common Soldier from Maine [Hardcover] Edwards, Abial Hall; Kallgren, Beverly Hayes; Crouthamel, James L. and Edwards, Anna
The Civil War letters of Abial Edwards are published here in full, with careful attention to reproducing Edwards’s exact wording, spelling, and punctuation. Historian James L. Crouthamel places the letters in historical context with introductory comments and explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.
Reading these wonderful testimonials was like walking into the dining room, to find it full of energetic people from around the country and abroad, engaged in conversations about their work and their lives. Makers of all kinds are represented in these pages–professionals and amateurs, first-time students, and those who have been here many times. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about …
There was a lot of pain on Munjoy Hill, a close-knit working-class neighborhood of immigrants that also saw its share of drugs, alcohol, poverty, and violence in the 1960s and 1970s. A young Ed Crockett, at home with seven siblings, an ailing and broke mother, and more than a dozen stray animals, was caught in the middle of it all …