Campobello : Roosevelt's Beloved Island. Paperback Edition


(ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano). MUSKIE, Stephen O. Campobello : Roosevelt's "Beloved Island". Photographs and text by Stephen O. Muskie. Preface by Joseph P. Lash. (Lubec, ME: Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission,1984). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (9),x-[xxi],[1]-131. Illustrated. 8vo , ilustrated card covers with white spine, yellow and red lettering to front cover, red and black lettering to spine. "Remote, timeless Campobello wasthe 'beloved island' summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. No less loy al are the island's permanent residents, many from families that have livedthere for generations. Explorer Samuel de Champlain first named it Port au x Coquilles in 1607, and by 1689 a small colony was established. By the late nineteenth century this bit of land in the cold Bay of Fundy was attracting well-to-do summer visitors -- among them James and Sara Roosevelt and their infant son, Franklin. The boom days of the wealthy summer colony are gone now, but a remarkable tribute remains; the Roosevelt Campobello International Park was established in 1964 to preserve Roosevelt's summer home. FDRloved the island deeply. Here he spent his childhood summeres and brought his future wife, Eleanor. Here he contracted polio, which forced him to draw upon his deepest reserves of courage and strength. Except during the difficult years of the thirties, the Roosevelts returned to their island retreat whenever they could. Roosevelt family photographs dating from 1899 to 1936 are included. [...] The island that meant so much to FDR has changed comparatively little over the years, as author Stephen Muskie found when he first visited there in 1975. He has been fascinated by the island ever since, and has captured the essence of the land and the people to creative this introduction to Campobello. Most evocative, perhaps, are the reminiscences hecollected from the inhabitants in which they recall the hard work and pers onal rewards of their lives." - from the rear cover. Contents: Linnea Calder; Mazie Mathews; Asa Brown; Evelyn Morrell; The Reverend Francis Mabey; The Island Is Their Playground; Morris & Varne Fletcher, Boatbuilders (pp. 77-82); Bud Mitchell, Fishing and Processing (pp. 83-99); Sardine Canning (pp. 100-105); Lobstermen (pp. 106); Weirmen (pp. 107-115); Rad Pike, The Island's Beauties; Tipping. Small bump to spine, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

Title: Campobello : Roosevelt's Beloved Island. Paperback Edition

Author Name: MUSKIE, Stephen O. ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano) LASH, Joseph P., preface

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Roosevelt Campoello International Park Commission, Lubec, ME, 1984,:

Seller ID: 102280

Keywords: NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA UNITED STATES ISLANDS CANADIAN AMERICAN CAMPOBELLO PRESIDENTS FISHERIES BOATBUILDING,