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Give the gift of history with a book from the Vermont Historical Society! Check out our latest Book List for great titles, including the featured VHS publications below. Those books, and more, are available in our online store, at the History Museum in Montpelier, and the Book Nook in Barre.

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Secrets of Mount Philo: A Guide to the History of Vermont’s First State Park by Judy Chaves 
A true guidebook to the past and present of Mount Philo, site of Vermont’s oldest state park. Full of detailed information with photos and maps in a convenient take-along size. Paperback, 113 pages. 2018. $19.95

The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont by Paul S. Gillies
The first general history of the judicial branch in Vermont, from the tempestuous early days when Ethan Allen roared at the judges and mobs took over the courts through its evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries and into the 21st. Available soon.

Freedom & Unity: A History of Vermont by Michael Sherman, Gene Sessions and P. Jeffrey Potash
A comprehensive and highly readable history of Vermont from social, economic, political, cultural and demographic perspectives. Paperback, 730 pages. 2004. $44.95

We Go as Captives: The Royalton Raid and the Shadow War on the Revolutionary Frontier by Neil Goodwin
A gripping account of The Royalton Raid of October 1780, the last Indian raid to occur in New England. Paperback, 350 pages. 2010. $24.95