Maine’s Neil Rolde launches his new book, “Real Political Tales: Short Stories by a Veteran Politician”

Author/Statesman Neil Rolde has written a new book, Real Political Tales: Short Stories by a Veteran Politician. “If you’ve ever served in a state legislature, lobbied one, or just read about their activities in the newspaper and wondered what goes on behind the scenes, you’ll love this book! From page one I couldn’t put itContinue reading “Maine’s Neil Rolde launches his new book, “Real Political Tales: Short Stories by a Veteran Politician””

The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands by Neil Rolde

More than half of Maine has never been settled and lies in what is called the Unorganized Territories, millions of acres of quasi-wilderness. Add to this the thousands of farms that have grown back to woods since the Civil War, and you have the most forested state, percentage wise, in the United States. But theContinue reading “The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands by Neil Rolde”

Maine In the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who Went Away

by Neil Rolde From its earliest beginnings, the land that became Maine produced adventurous inhabitants who went outside its boundaries to do interesting things that sometimes made them famous or even infamous. The inspiration for this book came from the tiny Pacific island of Kosrae in Micronesia, where Brewer native and Bangor Theological Seminary graduateContinue reading “Maine In the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who Went Away”

Breckinridge Long: American Eichmann??? by Neil Rolde

An Enquiry into the Character of the Man Who Denied Visas to the Jews By Neil Rolde During the Holocaust, while the Nazis were exterminating thousands of Jews daily, the U.S. State Department official in charge of matters concerning all European refugees was Breckinridge Long. He was known as an extreme nativist, who was suspiciousContinue reading “Breckinridge Long: American Eichmann??? by Neil Rolde”