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In Maine | Book | John N. Cole


John Cole’s classic In Maine is a sometimes moving, sometimes lyrical, but always personal book that reveals a man examining the progress of his life and a man reveling in a natural world that not only unfolds around him, but also engages him as an active participant. The Islandport Press edition of  In Maine features selected essays that first appeared as “John’s Column” in the Maine Times, the influential newspaper he co-founded in 1968 and guided during its glory days in the 1970s, as well as additional essays that speak to the wondrous rhythms of life in Cole’s signature style and demonstrate an enduring passion for Maine and the outdoors.
Author: John N. Cole
Format: Paperback
Genre: Outdoors | Essays
Pages: 179
Publisher: 2019 Islandport
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-944762-74-2
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .50
This product is available at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner

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John N. Cole (1923-2003), avid sport fisherman, amateur naturalist, and honored journalist, started working in Maine at the old Kennebunk Star in 1958. A decade later, he co-founded Maine Times, a unique and daring newspaper that emerged as an influential voice in Maine during the 1970s.His three decades of heartfelt essays – which began as “John’s Column” during those early days at the Maine Times – are among the best writing on the outdoors ever produced in the state. After In Maine was first published in 1974, Cole wrote more than a dozen books, many touching similar themes and passions, including Striper, Fishing Came First, Fish of My Years and Life List. Cole also served as editor of the Bath-Brunswick Times Record and the former Brunswick Record and as contributing editor to New Shelter and Outdoor Life magazines. His articles appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Life, Esquire, Atlantic Monthly and Smithsonian, among others. Cole received the Yankee Quill Award from the Academy of New England Journalists in 1973 and the Outdoor Life Award for Environmental Writing from President Jimmy Carter in 1979. He was inducted into the Maine Press Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Dimensions 10 × 8 × 2 in