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Grange releases eBook: The Granger Movement in New England

By National Grange Press Release (1/4/13)

  JANUARY 5, 2013 --

On Jan. 4, the National Grange released, for the first time ever, “The Granger Movement in New England” as a Kindle download available through Amazon’s Kindle Store.

The 1960 book, a thesis written by then-Harvard student Laurence Michael Hager, explores the impact of the Grange in New England while staying insightful and interesting, National Grange President Ed Luttrell said.

“This is a fascinating history and what is more exciting is that it has never before been available to the public,” Luttrell said. “Mr. Hager was thorough in his research and writing and generous in his willingness to allow the Grange the publishing rights.”

The digital version is 64 pages, including index, prologue and footnotes.

“This book [The Granger Movement in New England] paints a picture of the bleak social and educational conditions existing in the rural areas of New England and how the Grange was able to improve on those conditions,” National Grange President Ed Luttrell said Friday. “Mr. Hager challenges preconceived notions on New England and Grange history with this work.”

The National Grange has signed a 90-day exclusivity deal for “The Granger Movement in New England” with Amazon and the Amazon Kindle Store. The e-book will be added to the Barnes and Noble Nook Store after the exclusivity deal expires.

This is the seventh e-book the National Grange has released. Previous releases include “Friend of the Farmer,” “Legal and Economic Influence of the Grange,” “Notes and Quotes,” “Proud Heritage,” “First Century of Service” and “People, Pride and Progress.”

“These books tell a very interesting history of the American people, spirit and culture,” Luttrell said.

Luttrell said the organization continues to seek treasures like Hager’s book that tell the story of the Grange in communities and states throughout the nation as it prepares to celebrate its 150 anniversary in 2017. Any authors wishing to share their work with the Grange should contact National Grange Communications Director Amanda Leigh Brozana by email at abrozana@nationalgrange.org or by calling (888) 4-GRANGE ext. 102.

“The Granger Movement in New England” is available as an e-book for $4.99

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