Book of the Week (11/14/2016)

Marty on the mountain: 38 years on Mount Washington by Martin Engstrom (Fryeburg, Me.: Martin Engstrom, 2003.)

I chose this book about local author and WMTW-TV 8 weatherman/engineer, Martin Engstrom to coincide with a new exhibit focusing on the beauty and glory of Mount Washington. Engstrom lived and worked on Mount Washington; the Northeast's highest peak, for 38 years before retiring. Living and working atop Mount Washington, Engstrom surely witnessed the beauty of this New Hampshire treasure.

"Those folks who have lived in Maine or the Mt. Washington Valley for many years know Marty as Channel 8's summit resident with the thick accent and funny smile at the end of his broadcast. Transmitter engineer and weather reporter, Marty's wit and unique storytelling both make for a fun read." -Publisher's blurb.
The exhibition is at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH entitled, "Mount Washington: The Crown of New England".  It runs from October 1, 2016- January 16, 2017.  The exhibition will feature major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness.

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