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Casco author to speak at Village Library, June 23

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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 9:00 am

Casco Village Library hosts author James Leamon for an author presentation, Sunday, June 23, at 4 p.m.

Leamon lives in Casco with his wife, Nicci, a historical and literary transcriptionist. He grew up in Cambridge, Mass., and after two years in military service, graduated from Bates College in Lewiston. He earned a Ph.D in American colonial history at Brown University in 1961. After a brief stint teaching in Iowa and Pennsylvania, he returned to Bates in 1964 as a member of the history department teaching courses in early American history and historical archaeology until his retirement in 2000.

Leamon has written articles, contributed chapters, and co-edited several books on Maine’s early history.

His 1993 book, “Revolution Downeast: The War for American Independence in Maine,” won the New England Historical Association’s Annual Book Award the following year. In 2008, he received the Neal Woodside Allen, Jr. Award from the Maine Historical Society for outstanding contributions to Maine history.

His most recent publication in 2012 is titled “The Reverend Jacob Bailey: Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country, and for Self.” His books will be for sale at the event.

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