Chronicles of the White Mountains


From the Preface: Allen H. Bent, in the Introduction to his admirable Bibliography of the White Mountains, published in 1911, makes the doubtless somewhat surprising remark that “the White Mountains... have had more written about them, probably, than any other mountains, the Alps alone excepted.” When one seeks an explanation for this circumstance, that a district of so limited area and mountains of such relatively low elevation have received an apparently disproportionate amount of literary attention, one may find it, in part at least, as pointed out by the author of an article printed now nearly twenty-five years ago, in the fact that these mountains are the only considerable group worthy of the name of mountains in the northeastern United States and that they are, with the exception of the until recently almost unknown and comparatively inaccessible Southern Appalachians of North Carolina, the only highlands of scenic consequence in the eastern part of the country.

Frederick W. Kilbourne

(1872, 1916, 1980), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 528 pp.

ISBN: 9781556130533