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New Book on New England Meetinghouses

This spring the University of Massachusetts Press is publishing Meetinghouses of Early New England, by Peter Benes, a comprehensive study of early American vernacular architecture.The publisher’s copy says: Built primarily for public religious exercises, New England’s wood-frame meetinghouses nevertheless were closely wedded to the social and cultural fabric of the neighborhood and fulfilled multiple secular purposes for much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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Lynne Spears reveals feelings in new book

Entertainment : Lifeline Live (6 years ago)

The Associated Press got an early copy of Lynne Spears' new book, Through the Storm, to be published Sept. 16 by Thomas Nelson, a leading Christian publisher. And in it, says AP, Lynne writes that daughter Britney is regaining her..... Read Post

Stop the presses!

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (3 years ago)

No, really! Please! There are too many books! So says the Atlantic’s Peter Osnos: BookStats 2011,the annual comprehensive report just released by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, concluded th... Read Post

A reading and authoring (early 19th century) Shenandoah

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (last year)

Back around the beginning of spring, I finally purchased a copy of Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860, by Michael O’Brien. The University of North Carolina Press makes the following pitch for the book: Looking over ... Read Post


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