of New England:
Obviously, this is the last and latest word for windmill enthusiasts, wherever located.
takes his readers along with him on a journey that includes tours of working
windmills, commentary from contemporary millers, interviews with windmill
restorers, investigations of the sites of long lost mills, and examinations
of state-of-the-art windfarms. He also explores the poetic and literary
uses of windmills, their imagery in films, their influence on language,
and their place in popular culture, such as in the architecture of homes
and businesses, as lawn ornaments, and as perennial obstacles on mini-golf
courses. Along the way,
Lombardo has collected more than 160 photographs, vintage postcards and
renderings of windmills and related items. The book is rounded off with
a useful index, online and other resources, and a series of windmill tours
to assist readers with their own New England windmill adventures.
Author Dan Lombardo has written six books and served for two decades as the curator of the Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost Collections at the Jones Library in Amherst. He has also been the subject of a BBC documentary and the book The Poet and the Murderer: A True Story of Literary Crime and the Art of Forgery. He is pleased to participate in interviews and to share the hundreds of contacts he has made in researching New England mills and wind power.
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