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This Trifling Distinction | John Gould


Unparalleled tall tales and heroes wander freely through this collection of John Gould’s “reminiscences” of life in Maine. Here you’ll find stories of unlicensed Maine guide Flint Johnson and his group of Yankees and Red Sox ball players, the time L.L. Bean invited the whole town of Freeport to help him choose the best ax, and Gould’s grandfather’s claim to have fired the shot that started the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gould does not wish his memories to be in any way taken as an autobiography, but rather they are intended to convey just how much fun he has had living and writing in Maine.

Author: John Gould
Format: Paperback
Length: 211 pages
Publication Date: 1949
ISBN: 9781608935628
This product is available at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner

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John Gould (October 22, 1908 – September 1, 2003) was an American humorist, essayist, and columnist who wrote a column for the Christian Science Monitor for over sixty years from his family farm in Lisbon Falls, Maine. He was published in most major American newspapers and magazines; and wrote thirty books.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 2 in