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Design Patterns & Living Architecture

Nikos A. Salingaros

This collection of articles describes how to use design patterns to create better — more emotionally-responsive and human — architectural environments. The pattern concept was introduced by Christopher Alexander and his collaborators in 1977, and has enjoyed wide success outside architectural culture. For various reasons, this design method and its accompanying philosophy of adaptation have […]

Published on June 20, 2017.

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Aunt Sally and Uncle Sam

Rhett Krause

Stick throwing games were among the most popular entertainments at English fairs and racecourses throughout the 19th century and three were dominant. The origins and stories of these games are detailed in print for the first time. Victorian Aunt Sally burst upon Britain in 1858 due to a noble misadventure. It became a true national […]

Published on May 24, 2017.

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The Jewish Community of Amherst

Irving Seidman

This is the story of how a widely diverse group of Jews new to Amherst wished to connect to each other for the sake of their children’s Jewish identities and their own. How word-of-mouth connections led them to establish two different Jewish committees that coalesced to form the Jewish Community of Amherst. How a Torah […]

Published on May 24, 2017.

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Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace

Tom Zink

Tom Zink was born in a blizzard in 1947, a child of winter. Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace is the story of Tom’s unwitting grief journey of five decades that begins when his older brother Steve is hit by a car and killed while on the paper route the two boys shared. It’s the story of a conservative German Lutheran family and the ways in which the parents and surviving children protect each other in loss with a silent acceptance that does not serve them in the long run. Tom buries his grief along with his brother so he can carry on with his life. His career after high school takes him around the world, across the country, and back again.
It is only after Tom is married and a father of two teen-aged sons that, in a moment of profound grace, he realizes the depth and importance of his loss. His faith and new-found desire as an adult to process Steve’s death take Tom full circle back to his brother’s grave. But this is not merely a story of grief and recovery; it is also a tender and lighthearted look at humor and laughter, winning and losing, and doubt and faith.

Published on April 13, 2017.

The Winter Garden

Jack Barry

In a world overwhelmed by clamoring voices, haiku offers living proof that the less said the better. — Stuart Tarry.   Jack Barry lives in the hills of Western Massachusetts. This is his fourth volume of haiku.

Published on March 7, 2017.

See You

See You

Janice N. Rowan

Shutesbury writer Janice N. Rowan will transport you a century back in time, to the Alaska Territory and an arctic goldmine won in a poker game. You will be drawn into months of below freezing temperatures that don’t let up during her grandfather’s search first for his brother and later for himself in this unforgiving […]

Published on March 7, 2017.

The Pantsuit in the Back of the Closet

Nerissa Nields

Nerissa Nields wrote the poems for The Pantsuit in the Back of the Closet as part of a fundraiser for Center for New Americans called 30 Poems in November.

Published on December 20, 2016.

Fundamentals of Sound with Applications to Speech and Hearing

by W. J. Mullin, University of Massachusetts Amherst; W. J. Gerace, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; J. P. Mestre, University of Illinois; and S. L. Velleman, University of Vermont

Fundamentals of Sound (2nd ed., 2016) is a book designed for persons interested in learning about the physics of sound and how it applies to the speech and hearing processes. The physics of sound is basic to the understanding of how we communicate, but students interested in speech and hearing may not possess the background for attaining a deep understanding within their own areas of study. The book is meant to provide the basics in the physics of sound, at a level appropriate for undergraduate non-physical-science majors, for further study of speech and hearing.

Published on November 15, 2016.

Lost Village of Roberts Meadow by John Irving Clapp

Lost Village of Roberts Meadow: Northampton’s Forgotten Settlement

John Irving Clapp

It’s a familiar story here in western Massachusetts; a once-thriving neighborhood is dismantled in order to supply drinking water for the benefit of many. It happened in Northampton, piece by piece; first one dam, then another, then a re-routing of the little brook, the taking of homes and farms, the creation of a watershed, etc.

Published on October 18, 2016.

John Milton Is Dead

John Milton Is Dead

Enid Keil Sichel

The year is 1933 and the political climate at Oxford is volatile with Communist sympathizers on the political left and Nazi sympathizers on the right. David Cholmondeley is blessed with a penetrating intelligence and cursed with clumsiness.

Published on October 5, 2016.

A City is Not a Tree

A City is Not a Tree

Christopher Alexander

In 1965, the architect and design theorist Christopher Alexander published a landmark theoretical critique of modern urban design, and by extension, modern design in general.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Biophilia & Healing Environment

Biophilia & Healing Environment

Nikos Salingaros

Healthy Principles for Designing the Built World

Published on October 5, 2016.

Sojourner's Truth

Sojourner’s Truth

Priscilla Kane Hellweg and Rachel Kuhn of Enchanted Circle Theater

A few years ago, the Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee asked us if we were interested in writing an educational theater production about the life Sojourner Truth—the brilliant abolitionist and women’s rights warrior who had lived in Western Massachusetts from 1843-1857.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Anti-Architecture & Deconstruction: The Triumph of Nihilism

Anti-Architecture & Deconstruction: The Triumph of Nihilism

Nikos Salingaros

“I have just finished reading this long-awaited book. It’s worth reading, even if you do not need convincing that Decon is a fraud. The revelation is the depth and extent of the fraud.” — Andrés Duany

Published on October 5, 2016.

Alexandra Stepp and the Summer of Quiet Light

Alexandra Stepp and the Summer of Quiet Light

Allen Fowler

The first in a four book series, The Summer of Quiet Light recounts the early days of Alexandra Stepp’s journey from little girl to young woman.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Butterflies and Fairies of Sanibel Island

Butterflies and Fairies of Sanibel Island

Mara and John Stoffolano

This is a short story about such a wonderful tale of a young girl who experiences some of these things with her grandfather who is an entomologist. Writing the story was easy. The more difficult challenge was to get his co-author, Mara, to spend enough time to listen to the script and draw what she heard.

Published on October 5, 2016.

A General Theory of Desire

A General Theory of Desire

Dick Bentley

“If you ever wondered what John Updike would read like on acid, trip out with Dick Bentley. He can take you far out and then surprise you by evoking ordinary life and feeling so unerringly. Flashbacks guaranteed.” —Diane Lefer

Published on October 5, 2016.

Afterimage

Afterimage

Jean Stabell

This is a collection of photographs I’ve taken over the past several years and poems that I wrote more than 25 years ago. It’s an experiment presenting younger and older points of view. How does the world look now compared to how it looked then? How can visual and written expression represent the same world view? Does one inform the other? Can you step into the same river twice?

Published on October 5, 2016.

A Day In The Life Of Cooperative America

A Day In The Life Of Cooperative America

National Co-op Month Committee

Every minute of every day cooperatives are impacting the lives of Americans. Because this unique form of private enterprise is a powerful economic force, we have created this publication to celebrate its importance to our nation.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Foods Of Crete

Foods Of Crete

Bill Bradley, R.D.

Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Women Writing In Prison

Women Writing In Prison

Voices from Inside

“If courage is grace under pressure, then these poems are graceful expressions under the real pressures of confinement. Poetry’s acclaimed power to liberate is vividly exemplified in Women’s Writing in Prison,; each poem is at once a private act of escape and confrontation.” —Billy Collins, New York State Poet Laureate, former Poet Laureate of the United States

Published on October 5, 2016.

Women Writing In Jail

Women Writing In Jail

Voices from Inside

“In this second Voices from Inside collection, the writers confront with startling honesty who they have been, who they are, and who they are laboring to become. Their work is raw, poignant, and powerful. This is a moving and illuminating collection.” — Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed

Published on October 5, 2016.

Unified Architectural Theory

Unified Architectural Theory

Nikos A. Salingaros

Unified Architectural Theory re-invents architecture by uncovering its forgotten languages. Organized in 44 sections, this book contains lecture notes and readings from a course based on Christopher Alexander’s The Nature of Order, Book 1, and using Salingaros’ A Theory of Architecture.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Things to Do with Black Bean Stew

Things to Do with Black Bean Stew

Bill Bradley, R.D., L.D.N.

One Black Bean Stew Recipe, 41 Black Bean Stew dishes, 12 Accompanying recipes—Plus much more!

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Hurrah Game

The Hurrah Game

Brian Turner and John Bowman

Even the most devoted fan may not realize how far back baseball can trace its history in small towns like Northampton, Massachusetts. Some may be aware of the semi-professional teams of the 1920s and 1930s, but few know about the minor league, independent, and amateur clubs that came before, nor do they know about the many talented players who stopped in towns like Northampton on their way to the big leagues.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Disappearing Island

The Disappearing Island

Corinne Demas

Can an island disappear? This classic tale of a mysterious island off the coast of Cape Cod has entranced readers since it was first published in 2000.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Courage to Change

The Courage to Change

Haymarket People's Fund

In 1998 Haymarket People’s Fund, an anti-racist, multi-cultural foundation embarked on a deliberate process to advance the mission, and undo the racism ingrained in every aspect of the organization. This open-ended process has been transformative throughout the structure, staffing, grantmaking, and fundraising activities of Haymarket.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Talking Portraits

Talking Portraits

Oral history interviews

The Prize-winning Series Published in the Northampton Daily Gazette

Published on October 5, 2016.

So You Might Know

So You Might Know

Irving Seidman

I have loved writing this memoir of my parents. While not a comprehensive Seidman family history, it is a reconstruction of my understanding of parts of my parents’ background in Ukraine, their coming to this country, and the life they made here, all told from my point of view as the youngest of four siblings.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Skydiving into Medical School

Skydiving into Medical School

Howard Sachs, PhD, MD

“Never give up,” the Dalai Lama says. This is the memoir of a man whose circumstances – and spirit – required him to live by this principle his whole life. Beginning in pain and poverty, Howard Sachs’ life story has been a quest to ease the suffering of as many people as he could, in as many third world countries as he could reach, and experience as much of nature’s glory as he could discover.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Russell Massachusetts

Russell Massachusetts

Ralph E. Bruce

This new title is a compilation of research which Ralph E. Cortis has been doing over the last 25+ years on the town of Russell, Massachusetts. This book focuses on the information he has researched and gathered from a wide variety of local and regional resources over that time.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Rebels, Reformers & Racketeers

Rebels, Reformers & Racketeers

Herman Benson

How Insurgents Transformed the Labor Movement

Published on October 5, 2016.

Rainbowland

Rainbowland

Roy A. Wiley

And so begins Roy Wiley’s story of his life as a homesteader in New Mexico with charming anecdotes and comments on everything he meets in his new home in the Southwest. It is all quite new for this farmer from western New York state but he approaches it all with curiosity and an open mind.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Principles of Urban Structure

Principles of Urban Structure

Nikos A. Salingaros

This book explains how cities actually work as networks. It addresses the needs of politicians, professional urbanists, teachers, and students who wish to understand how and why cities are successful or not, depending on their form, components, and substructure. Drawing upon science and mathematics, yet written in plain language, it serves as a guide and inspiration for planners to re-humanize our cities using “urban coherence”.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Patterns of Commoning

Patterns of Commoning

David Bollier

What accounts for the persistence and spread of “commoning,” the irrepressible desire of people to collaborate and share to meet everyday needs? How are the more successful projects governed? And why are so many people embracing the commons as a powerful strategy for building a fair, humane and Earth-respecting social order?

Published on October 5, 2016.

Paradise Printed and Bound

Paradise Printed and Bound

Barbara B. Blumenthal

I am a hand bookbinder and a rare book librarian, privileged to live in the Pioneer Valley, with its remarkable book arts community. This chapbook, issued in the 350th year of the life of Northampton, documents this unusual group’s past and present and looks toward its future. I say unusual, because many of us are practicing what others consider outmoded crafts — letterpress printing, not desktop publishing, hand bookbinding, paper decorating, and writing with pen and ink. In this book I hope to demonstrate how and why we exist in this concentration in this beautiful place.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Paradise Built

Paradise Built

Architect William Fenno Pratt

Shaping Northampton’s Townscape, 1654-2004

Published on October 5, 2016.

Out Of Its Cage

Out Of Its Cage

Marsha A. Kunin

Marsha Kunin, a nature enthusiast, lives and works in Massachusetts.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Mr. President, Do You Think I Have Rocks in My Head?

Mr. President, Do You Think I Have Rocks in My Head?

Frederick Irving

This collection of stories is written by a modest man who has had a tremendous impact on his family, his grandchildren, his nation and all who know him. Each story is a chapter in the life of Frederick Irving’s journey from hard but loving beginnings, through the struggles of WW II, during which he was a Prisoner of War, to his role as a mentor and guide for peace and understanding between countries.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Living the Alexander Technique

Living the Alexander Technique

Ruth Rootberg

Nine distinguished teachers of the Alexander Technique — Elisabeth Walker, Frank Ottiwell, Anne Battye, Joan and Alex Murray, Sarnie Ogus, Rome Earle, Ann Mathews, and Jane Heirich — speak with Ruth Rootberg about their lives, their work, and their approach to using their Alexander skills as they face aging, loss of loved ones, and the challenges of illness and injury.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Life in Between

Life in Between

roxann A. Callender

Introducing, a collection of poems by roxann A. Callender, a feminist scholar, who spent her first twenty-five years in the tropics, and has lived and studied in several European countries before calling western Massachusetts home.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Liberation from Samsara

Liberation from Samsara

Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche

Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche is one of the most important living masters of the Nyinma and Dzogchen schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche made frequent visits to the West, first in 1973, when he established a temple in Massachusetts in the USA.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Stephen McKelvey

While the title of this book – Labor of Love – captures the essence of our father’s lifetime hobby, it applies equally to the five years spent cataloging thousands of autographed baseball items – auctioned off over almost two years by Heritage Auctions – to determine those which would be most fascinating to baseball fans and collectors of all ages.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Jews Of Paradise

The Jews Of Paradise

Penina Migdal Glazer

Creating a vibrant community in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Itzik and Mickey

Itzik and Mickey

Irving and Myron Glasser

This collection of twenty-four stories, essays, and vignettes captures the experiences of two brothers who grew up in Brooklyn a decade apart. Irving (Itzik) Glasser (1925-1994) reveals the bittersweet experiences of growing up during the Great Depression.

Published on October 5, 2016.

In Transit

In Transit

Roy Kimmel

Roy Kimmel has a good story to tell – two stories, actually. One is about his experiences as a transit bus driver in western Massachusetts. He gives us a look into part of the background of daily life, and he has something to say, too, about some wacky passengers he encounters.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Honoring Truth

Honoring Truth

Peter Ives

Honoring Truth is honoring all of you throughout the Pioneer Valley who made the building of this statue the enormous success it became; a statue deeply appreciated, in the end, by everyone.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Ho Toy Good Fortune

Ho Toy Good Fortune

Marsha Kunin

Marsha lives in Central Massachusetts and is the author of Out of Its Cage, a collection of poems published in 2012. Her paintings and drawings are housed in private collections in the United States and in Israel.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The History of the Northampton State Hospital 1858-1993

The History of the Northampton State Hospital 1858-1993

Charles A. Sheffield

Many events have occurred in Florence that have rendered it a village of especial interest and have given it distinction, and this work is offered to the public in the hope that not only its present citizens, but those who will make Florence their home, in years to come, may find it both interesting and valuable.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Rhymes with Orange: Birthday Calendar

Rhymes with Orange: Birthday Calendar

Hilary B. Price

Record birthdays and anniversaries in this whimsical birthday reminder calendar and boost important date recall by 365%!

Published on October 5, 2016.

From One To Ninety-One: A Life

From One To Ninety-One: A Life

Maggie Thompson

At the age of 90 Maggie Thompson ran the bridge club at her senior center, taught English to Haitian immigrants at her church and began writing her memoir. Many nights she did not sleep. She had stories that she needed to get down.

Published on October 5, 2016.

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond

Edited by John H. Clippinger and David Bollier

What can we learn from Bitcoin and Burning Man about re-inventing money and designing better forms of self-governance?
Why are “decentralized autonomous organizations” the next great Internet disruption?

Published on October 5, 2016.

Form Is Emptiness

Form Is Emptiness

Paul Gerstein

This new title is an in-depth and intimate exploration of Zen Buddhist philosophy, practice and awakening. Specific pointers are offered on working with the mind and emotions, practicing deep zazen meditation and working intensely with koans and inquiry.

Published on October 5, 2016.

For the Love of All Seasons

For the Love of All Seasons

Geoff Allison

Geoff Allison was a long-time friend and neighbor to the plant world. Blind from birth, Geoff studied and related to plants all his life. He wrote this collection of articles in order to help raise our consciousness about Nature and our place within it.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Emancipated Women

Emancipated Women

Boleslaw Prus

Emancipated Women (Emancypantki), by the acclaimed Polish author Boleslaw Prus, was first published as a serial in the Daily Courier (Kurier Codzienny) from 1890 to 1893, and as a book in 1894. Translated by Stephanie Kraft.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Ecological Spirituality

Ecological Spirituality

J. Stuart Walter

Ecological Spirituality is a foundation work, examining human spiritual necessity with an understanding of spiritual mechanisms anchored in biological and social existence.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Divine Renovations

Divine Renovations

Janice Beetle

Divine Renovations is a personal story of love, loss and faith. During a kitchen renovation, author Janice Beetle unexpectedly met her soul mate, only to lose him eight years later to cancer.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Diamond Highway

Diamond Highway

Tony Cape

Chogyam Trungpa was among the most influential and controversial Tibetan Buddhist lamas to live and teach in the West until his death in 1987. Tony Cape became his devoted student in the mid-70s and eventually one of his kusung or personal attendants.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Design for a Living Planet

Design for a Living Planet

Mehaffy & Salingaros

In this brief, accessible volume, the authors — an urban philosopher and a mathematician-physicist — explain the surprising new findings from the sciences that are beginning to transform environmental design in the modern era.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Copal & Jade

Copal & Jade

Roberta Jones

This is a collection of 42 poems that are dialogues from soul to soul. They offer an opportunity to see beyond the confines of linear time and space into a truer, more encompassing reality. Their essence ties into cosmologies that go back thousands of years and span the globe.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Celebrating Marie's Life

Celebrating Marie’s Life

Gerry L'Heureux

The memoir is not only dedicated to Marie’s five grandchildren so they may know Grandma Marie but it also integrates the delightful stories of the grandkids so that in some sublime, spiritual world, Marie will get to know her grandchildren.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Calvin Coolidge At Home In Northampton

Calvin Coolidge At Home In Northampton

Susan Lewis Well

When Calvin Coolidge is mentioned, a few stereotypes come to mind — quiet, if not silent; frugal, if not cheap; dignified if not wooden. This work of local history describes the thirtieth president’s seven homes in Northampton, Massachusetts, the people he roomed with, and neighbors he encountered — set within the context of the small […]

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Best Place Of All

The Best Place Of All

James Frances Cahillane

This book has all the ingredients of a traditional Irish-American saga — eloquence, humer, pathos — but this is also the fast-moving story of immigration in the twentieth century and how one dynamic go-getter embodies multigenerational progress.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Back Row, Back Ward

Back Row, Back Ward

Mike Kirby

Published on October 5, 2016.

Algorithmic Sustainable Design

Algorithmic Sustainable Design

Nikos Salingaros

Twelve Lectures on Architecture is a profound philosophical work presented as a set of architectural lecture notes. It reads very easily, explaining why certain buildings and places speak to our hearts, thus illuminating many of our old assumptions about taste.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Alexandra Stepp and the Swift-footed Wind

Alexandra Stepp and the Swift-footed Wind

Allen Fowler

Alexandra Stepp is back, and not only can she tap into the Quiet Light, she now moves with the Swift-footed Wind. This new gift from the Great Spirit, Gitche Manitou, however, revives the jealousy of this brother, Matchi Manitou.

Published on October 5, 2016.

African American Heritage Trail Map

African American Heritage Trail Map

Steve Strimer

By 1850, the small village of Florence (then Bensonville), counted among its population a higher percentage of African Americans than nearby Springfield or even other strongly abolitionist Massachusetts communities in New Bedford and Boston.

Published on October 5, 2016.

A Theory of Architecture

A Theory of Architecture

Nikos Salingaros

More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture, useful for every architect: from first-year students, to those taking senior design studio, to graduate students writing a Ph.D. dissertation in architectural theory, to experienced practicing architects.

Published on October 5, 2016.

A House. A Street. A City.

A House. A Street. A City.

Lu Stone

This is the story of one house and one neighborhood in the city of Northampton. Wherever they are, ordinary places hold stories worth telling.

Published on October 5, 2016.

A History of Camp Gorham & Dart's Lake

A History of Camp Gorham & Dart’s Lake

Stephen Braun

In the early 1870s a poor fur trapper named Bill Dart found a pretty, wooded point on a lake deep in the wilderness. With stunning skill and audacity he created a world-class Adirondack resort. By 1931, however, the resort was bankrupt and this “mountain gem” was tattered and facing subdivision.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Birds Are Calling, Elov! Elov!

Birds Are Calling, Elov! Elov!

Roberta Visser

These poems let you explore what it means to belong. In this book Roberta Visser speaks to her new grandson, Ezra, meditating on meaning, belonging, and uncertainties of faith. Illustrations by Rachel Harper.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Singing Plant

The Singing Plant

Annette Rubino-Buckley

The book ends with five recipes from different cultures using this ingredient.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Collected Syllabi of Robert Seydel

The Collected Syllabi of Robert Seydel

Robert Seydel

Robert Seydel, photographer, artist and poet was a beloved professor of art at Hampshire College, who inspired students and colleagues alike. His syllabi, works of art in themselves, are a window into his extraordinary intellect and provide a guide for developing our best artistic thinking and work.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Just Ask

Just Ask

Rochelle Wildfong

Life-long poet and storyteller, Rochelle Wildfong has been the Children’s Librarian at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, Massachusetts for over 30 years. A Midwest transplant, she now lives in the green hills of Ashfield, Massahusetts.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Goodnight, Ladies

Goodnight, Ladies

Zane Kotker

In this 100-page novella three women who’ve passed their 70th birthdays look around to find time short. How to spend these coming years? Nikki divides the days remaining into millions of minutes, Chessa gets a dog and Pru downsizes to a condo, only to discover that—with the loss of familiar objects—even her children begin to look a bit strange.

Published on October 5, 2016.

The Pilot's Satchel

The Pilot’s Satchel

James Francis Cahillane

This new book ventures to interpret twenty-one dreams during an induced-coma following two January 2010 colon surgeries at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Published on October 5, 2016.

Hand, Horse, and Motor

Hand, Horse, and Motor

James B. Ricci

Growing up on a twenty-five acre farm in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 1950s, author James B. Ricci had his eye on the Locke Power Lawn Mower; it was a familiar sight in the Northeast back then, with its dark green body and yellow pinstripes. In 1992, Jim bought his own Locke and became interested in penning a booklet about the power lawn mowers made by The Locke Steel Chain Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Published on October 5, 2016.