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Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard 
 At Every Hazard is a historical novel about one of that war’s genuine heroes, a college professor with no formal military training who, together with a small company of men, turned the tide of the battle and the war with a bayonet charge at Gettysburg. This was not the end of his exploits, however, and by war’s end, he was so respected that Ulysses S. Grant chose Chamberlain to accept the South’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. The novel traces his evolution from an arrogant, overbearing professor to unwitting and unlikely hero and leader of men. Interwoven are subplots including the coming of age of his young orphaned aide, a complicated marriage, and of course, lots of rousing battle scenes. The story begins with a ferocious battle scene that orphans fourteen-year-old Emmett Collins. Following the last instructions of his father, Emmett shows up on Chamberlain’s doorstep in Brunswick, Maine, where he joins Chamberlain and the 20th Maine as they embark for war in the late summer of 1862. He grows from a boy into a man over the next three years as he accompanies Chamberlain on his rise through the ranks to Major General and recipient of the Medal of Honor. 

Mainely Fear 
Though on its surface Maine is a state of pristine beauty; one of the last frontiers left in this country, behind the scenes is a different story. When an ice storm ravages the state—leaving many homes without power for more than two weeks—tragedy strikes. A group of teenage boys take to robbing and vandalizing isolated houses deserted by the owners in favor of heat, light and water. They are arrested in the town of Brunswick, caught red—handed. The mother of one of the boys—Leroy Jones—hires Goff Langdon to investigate. Langdon is a laid back, slacker detective, happy with his work, friends, and a way of life in the town of Brunswick, Maine. To compliment his income in small town Maine's scarce private detective market, Langdon also owns a mystery bookstore. He is an environmentalist. Football fan. Red Meat Eater. He votes independent, sometimes Democrat, never Republican. The mystery lies not within whether the boys burglarized and vandalized, but why? Did Uncle Eddie put them up to the deed? Does the hatred stem from an old secret buried deep in the prep school the boys attend and play basketball for? Is the widow whom she claims to be? It is up to Langdon and his band of friends as they attempt to untangle the web of intrigue and get to bottom of a situation that has festered for too long.

Mainely Power 
Though on its surface Maine is a state of pristine beauty; one of the last frontiers left in this country, behind the scenes is a different story. Big money runs the state, colliding with the interests of many of its citizens; corporate groups vie with environmental groups. Our mystery is set somewhere at the nexus of all of this, tracing what happens when these interests come into conflict over a nuclear power plant, creating a potential Three Mile Island. Langdon is a laid back, slacker detective, happy with his work, friends, and a way of life in the town of Brunswick, Maine. To compliment his income in small town Maine's scarce private detective market, Langdon also owns a mystery bookstore. He is an environmentalist. Football fan. Red Meat Eater. He votes independent, sometimes Democrat, never Republican. When presented with a real life murder mystery, Langdon is suddenly thrust way over his head. The meticulously dressed villain Shakespeare threatens his way of life before the Widow Dumphy has even hired Langdon. Follow Langdon and his band of friends as they attempt to untangle the web of intrigue and return Brunswick to 'the way life should be'.
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