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By Harry Gratwick,David Tyler

The background of the Pine Tree kingdom will be naked yet for the contributions of hardy and impassioned individuals--generals, governors, settlers and activists whose lives of management make up the tale of Maine's "hidden history." writer Harry Gratwick creates intimate and certain photos of those Mainers, from the arguable missionary Sebastien Rale to Woolwich local William Phips, whose seafaring assaults opposed to French Canada earned him the 1st governorship of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Gratwick additionally profiles inventors who "challenged the assumptions in their] time and place," resembling Robert Benjamin Lewis, an African American from Gardiner who patented a hair progress product within the 1830s, and Margaret Knight, a York local who defied nineteenth-century sexism to earn the nickname "the girl Edison." detect 400 years of Maine's heritage throughout the stories of its specified citizens, from soprano Lillian Nordica, who left Farmington to turn into the main glamorous American opera singer of her day, to slugger George "Piano Legs" Gore, the single Mainer to have ever received a big League batting championship.

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