Book of the Week #23

A Window in Time: Merrimack Farmers' Exchange in Crisis and Transition by Charles F. Sheridan (Concord, N.H.: published by the author, 2010)

Charles F. Sheridan, an attorney in Concord, NH, takes us into a slice of NH history with this first person account.

"This book tells the story of Merrimack Farmers' Exchange Inc. ("the Exchange"), a New Hampshire statewide farmers cooperative, and two events that brought about the demise of the cooperative in the early 1980s. It tells the story of the events as I recall them and of my involvement in the prodeedings. The Exchange was rocked by these events in the period 1976-1980, after 50 years of sucessful operations: first by a very large embezzlement, then followed two-plus years later by local businessmen attempting to acquire its ownership and convert it from a co-op to a traditional buiness that no longer favored its farmer-owners." (p.1)

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