June 24, 2017

My Reading List

I have been working on creating a reading list, one that I have mostly enjoyed in recent times. I thought I would share that with you. On the landing page, I introduced the reading list in this way:

“This is my reading list. I have read, studied and/or research all of these publications. They come with no recommendations or reviews. It’s simply a list of books of which, at least initially, interested me. They are listed in no particular order and is not an indication of the extent of my reading history.

It should be noted that no book or written publication is 100% accurate, all the time. If we based our reading upon only those documents that we know to be 100% accurate, then we are limited to one book. As intelligent men, it should be our own responsibility to read and seek truth.

Few if any of the books written are works of fiction, although that might be cause for a good argument.”

You can find the reading list at this link, or use the menu at the top of the page. Under the menu heading, “Tom Remington’s Library – Print/EBooks” hover your cursor over that heading to view a drop-down menu. Click on “My Reading List.”

I did not spend the time crafting links to all of these items. I included more information for some books than others. If you are interested in any books on the list, but cannot find them, please contact me and I will do my best to help you find what you are looking for.

I hope this list can be of help to some of you.

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Remembering Ski Jumping History

My brother Bob (in photo on the right) and I decided to collaborate on a book in which we recalled, from our own perspectives, the years we spent growing up and becoming ski jumpers. We felt it a good thing to assist in the preservation of history of a sport that, at least in most states, has died.

We also decided that after writing the book, we would donate all proceeds to the Ski Museum of Maine and the Maine Ski Hall of Fame, of which Bob is a member.

This past Saturday, at a festival here in my hometown, Bob and I were at the Ski Museum of Maine booth, selling and autographing copies of the book. It was a very successful and enjoyable time. We met some old ski jumping friends and their families with some surprises along the way.

If you would like some more information about the book and would like to purchase a paperback copy or Kindle book, visit this Amazon link. You can also purchase a book through Barnes and Noble or at the Ski Museum of Maine store.

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A Book to Read; A Book to Give

I just finished reading Wolf: What’s to Misunderstand?. It is a book by Thomas K. Remington published in 2014.

The book covers the history of wolves. It describes ancient references to wolves in European history and the early history of wolves as America was being settled by European farmers, ranchers and other rural settlers.

It is mainly about the recent “restoration” and “re-introduction” of wolves in the Lower 48 states. The politics and bureaucratic “shenanigans” (a politically correct synonym for lies, ignorance and self-serving hidden agendas) of the past 40 years are covered in a way particularly geared for the general public, those casually interested in the subject, and those wanting to expand their understanding of how we got to where we are today in order to figure out what must be done if rural American communities are to be safe, productive and vibrant nurseries for families and communities that have been the backbone of the Nation for 240 years.

Tom is, like the Founding Fathers envisioned running the country, a citizen with a sharp mind, a deep interest in the wolf travesty, and the gumption to put together a book for others to understand what so many strive to keep “un-understandable”. His observations and insights are geared to others like himself, that is the American citizenry. They are refreshing for me and should prove useful to many others.

I believe it is a book worth reading and certainly a book worth giving to others in our families, workplace, church and neighborhoods.

The book is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon, paperback of Barnes and Noble, paperback and signed copies on his website at tomremington.com (Link with book cover in right column, under “Tom’s Library.)”

NOTE: This is an honest recommendation for which I am not compensated nor awarded any tax break by faceless bureaucrats or omnipresent politicians. You can take that to the bank.

Jim Beers
1 June 2015

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Legend of Grey Ghost Second Edition Now Available on Amazon

GreyGhostCoverMy latest book, The Legend of Grey Ghost and Other Tales from the Maine Woods, second edition, is now available for purchase on Amazon. It should be available on Barnes and Noble within the next few days.

Coming soon: Grey Ghost 2.0 and Other Tales

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Early Orders for Second Edition Legend of Grey Ghost and Other Tales

My son and I are excited to announce the soon to be released Second Edition of The Legend of Grey Ghost and Other Tales From the Maine Woods. The book will be available for purchase soon on Amazon and other book sellers in paperback and electronic editions.

A very popular first edition, prompted us to do a few rewrites making the book an even better read. We think you’ll really enjoy it.

Order now for delivery when orders come in (approximately 2 weeks) and get 25% off the cover price of the book. Get started now. Click on this link and place your order.

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Bank CEO Fears for Life Having Worked With CIA

BALTIMORE— Edwin “Ed” Hale Sr., a retired bank executive known locally for his sharp-elbowed approach to business, installed video surveillance on his 186-acre farm and still sleeps with a sawed-off shotgun by his bed.

His friends, former employees and even his own daughters were shocked to learn in his recently published biography that he had ample reason to do so: The former chief executive and chairman of Bank of Baltimore says he worked covertly for the Central Intelligence Agency for almost a decade in the 1990s and early 2000s.<<<Read More>>>

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Costco to Sell “The Real Wolf” in Montana and Idaho

From Ted Lyon, coauthor of “The Real Wolf”:

Costco Wholesale Corporation has ordered The Real Wolf for their warehouses located in the states of Montana and Idaho. This is great news as Costco sells more books in their stores than any other wholesale chain. The book has ONLY one week to perform in Costco’s warehouses. If sales do not meet Costco’s expectations they will be pulled and returned to the publisher. The books are scheduled to arrive in their warehouses this weekend. If you know anyone who has not picked up their copy of The Real Wolf and lives in the area, please let them know that Costco should have the book in stock next week, the week of July 21. Below I have provided the addresses and phone numbers of the 10 Costco warehouses in Montana and Idaho:

Montana:

2290 King Avenue West
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 652-8765

2505 Catron Street
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 585-0383

2195 E. Custer Avenue
Helena, MT 59602
(406) 495-7040

2330 US Highway 93 N
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-2500

3220 Northern Pacific Avenue 59808-1338
(406) 543-6445

Idaho:

2051 S. Cole Road
Boise, ID
(208) 321-8703

355 East Neider Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID
(208) 676-7350

16700 N. Marketplace Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83687
(208) 465-3810

305 West Quinn Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 238-4040

731 Pole Line Road
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-1550

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Nobody in Their Right Mind Should Want to be an Innkeeper Now in Paperback

InnkeeperPBCoverI book that I had written and published as a e-book about a year or so ago, is now available for readers in paperback form from Amazon. I will have a stock of my own to sell and ship but for right now please take advantage of 10% off at Amazon.

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Gorby Falling Down on the Job?

Earlier I posted some history from a book called “Away From it All” by Dorothy Boone Kidney. In that post it was about attacks on humans by bears and the history of the Lock Dam on Chamberlain Lake in the Allagash of Northern Maine.

The same friend who sent that information also sent me a short quip about gorbys, the Canada jay, and how one of the jay’s names is “moose bird” because the moose allows the gorby to land and ride on him or her and feed on ticks. We have recently learned that a combination of a harsh winter and an overabundance of winter ticks, a gorby’s delicacy, killed a lot of moose. Are there just too many moose with ticks that the gorby can’t keep up? Or not enough gorbys?

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Book: “Away From it All”…..and into the Middle of Bear Attacks

In a continued effort to dispel the false security perpetuated by wild animal predator lovers that black bears “rarely” bother or attack humans, I’ve put together some bits of history that relates black bear events of attacks on humans, along with some history of northern Maine, the building of dams for the logging industry and the use of water power to get lumber to the mills many, many miles away.

The following information was sent to me by a close friend. It comes from a book title, “Away From it All” (information about the book included). Also, at the end of the excerpts from “Away From it All” is a link to a Bangor Daily News article called, “The Dam that Pine Built.”

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From Bangor Daily News – “The Dam That Pine Built

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