A stunning tribute to the genius of New England -- as clean in line and compelling as a meeting house steeple leading homeward. With handsome photographs by Paul Strand -- sea and sky, weatherbeaten houses, fields, snow, woods, details of leaves and flowers, ship riggings, a carved tombstone, open and closed doors, fanlights, windows, an old road, trees in bloom -- and people -- the text weaves the story of a way of life. The editor has compiled writings from men and women who have loved and lived in New England -- from John Winthrop, William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, the author of the New England Primer, Roger Williams, Jonathan Edwards, through Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, to R.W. Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Emily Dickinson, Hawthorne, Henry Adams, Amy Lowell, Van Wyck Brooks, and even Sacco and Vanzetti. A reliable gift item for Christmas.