David Libbey: Penobscot Woodman and River-driver

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American Unitarian association, 1907 - Outdoor life - 109 pages
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One of the finest works by one of the finest Maine authors. A classic of American biography. Libbey was a giant man, an American model.
Terrific insight into pioneering, lumbering, and even San Francisco and Nevada in the 1850's. One of my best reads.

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Page 24 - The fir-trees, gathering closer in the shadows. Listened in every spray, While the whole camp, with " Nell " on English meadows Wandered and lost their way.
Page 1 - ... from the Atlantic state of Maine, to the Pacific shores, a typical saga of the Maine woodsman who moved west with the big trees. The book is full of tales that would have been typical of their day, of the life of a woodsman, and they are a fitting memorial to the men of the times. His was a full life. He met all the demands of son, husband, father, brother, friend, citizen and soldier, and yet had time for self-education, for aesthetic culture, and for the exercise of a talent by no means meager....
Page 1 - ... of a woodsman, and they are a fitting memorial to the men of the times. His was a full life. He met all the demands of son, husband, father, brother, friend, citizen and soldier, and yet had time for self-education, for aesthetic culture, and for the exercise of a talent by no means meager. He was a true type, however much he might surpass the average, of a class of men distinguished for their honesty, courage, loyalty, versatility, and singular ability to cope with emergencies. In 1904 Mrs....

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