The Unfolding History of the Berkshires

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9780976350057: The Unfolding History of the Berkshires

A unique, full-color book organized around a series of timelines that tell this history of the Berkshires in a captivting way. Each module opens with two facing "gatefold" pages that include a summary of each of ten eras and illustrates this era with a stunning image, then opens to a 23.75" x 9" timeline. Each timeline contains events, stories, annecdotes and 3-4 mini biographies of promient players. The book also contains an original 3-D map of the region. The Unfolding History of the Berkshires is fully documented and indexed and contains travel tips, recommendations for further reading and highlights the libraries and Historical Societies available for further research. Over 150 images, both historic illustrations and full color contemporary photographs.

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David J. McLaughlin is a widely published writer and photographer who was born in Boston and grew up in Western Massachusets. He is the author of six books and dozens of articles. He is the co-author of the acclaimed Pathways to the Past series books: Around the Quabbin, Along the Mohawk Trail and Exploring the Pioneer Valley.

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"This book is magnificent. The format is both lively and informative. A good balance of nature, history and culture. It is difficult to find anything lacking in this comprehensive guide. And so much fun to go through...." --Berkshire Historian

"A unique concept which will appeal to people who want to explore the history of the Berkshires without spending large quantities of time...but will also serve as a useful jumpting off point for deeper explorations." --Berkshire Librarian

"This new full-color book featuring ten foldout timelines...is af readers are taking a tour of Berkshire historical societies, libraries and museums themselves. The Unfolding History of the Berkshires gathers a bounty of information into detailed, indexed, and captivating guide." --Review in Nov/Dec 2007 Issue of Berkshire Living

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