Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains
Charles J. JordanPaper: $19.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||10/01/2003|
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Charlie Jordan nailed it . . . [he] struck a cord for all who venture out of doors any time of year . . . Headstone hunting is a way to combine outdoor recreation with a little New Hampshire history . . . New England’s cemeteries have a special attraction for the history buff or the curious biker.
These are true stories, and Jordan has done the historical research to document their veracity. They are the kind of stories of which fiction writers say: ‘You can’t make something like that up; nobody would believe it!’
Do you enjoy being mystified? Baffled? Then you’ll find these rather curious true tales of the North Country, as thoroughly investigated by a local reporter/writer, to be fine rainy-night reading.
--Judson D. Hale Sr., Editor-in-Chief, Yankee Magazine
Charles Jordan knows the remote mountains and out-of-the-way villages of northern New Hampshire the way Mark Twain knew the Mississippi River. Tales Told in the White Mountains abounds with wonderful stories never told before, featuring backcountry hermits, lost hamlets, haunted buildings, unsolved mysteries, and even an electrically charged woman-not to mention a Civil War battle waged in the sky over the White Mountains. Original, lively, unfailingly entertaining, and frequently touching, Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains is a terrific read by one of New England’s finest cultural historians.
--Howard Frank Mosher, author of A Stranger in the Kingdom and Northern Borders, and coauthor of Granite and Cedar
CHARLES J. JORDAN is the editor of Northern New Hampshire Magazine. Since 2000, he has served as editor of the Colebrook Chronicle and also serves as the executive editor of the Lancaster Herald. He has written for a wide range of magazines, including Yankee Magazine, Old Farmer’s Almanac, and TV Guide.