Author: James Witherell
This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund “Ed” Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine’s western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband’s. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight.
About the Author:
Jim Witherell, a historian from Lewiston, Maine, is also the author of L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company, also available from Tilbury House.