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VANISHING VERMONTERS


: $24.95
Item Number: VV
ISBN: 9780974989082

“Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture”, is the newest and most important of Peter’s five books on his home state. He recorded 23 Vermonters on how they cope in one of the most expensive states in the Union. Includes 168 pages and 91 photographs that display life in Vermont rather than its iconic beauty.

This book came about due to the number of letters and emails Peter received after writing a short history of the changes he’d noticed while photographing Vermont between 1950 and 2013. “Vanishing Vermonters” and “Lifetime of Vermont People” are two books that should be on the coffee tables of every Vermonter.

1st edition, 2017, 8 ½ x 11, 168 pages, with 93 black and white photographs including portraits of the Vermonters interviewed and photos of Vermont as it is.

Softcover: $24.95

About Peter Miller

Peter Miller’s reputation as a photographer and writer surged in 1990 after he self-published his first coffee table book, Vermont People. Thirteen publishers in New England turned down the book; Vermont Life executives told the author he would not sell over 2,000 books in ten years.

Worried he would lose his home, which he borrowed against to print the book, the author-photographer mailed 18 news releases to the press, categorizing himself as a David fighting Goliath sized publishers—at least in Vermont.

The result is that Vermont People’s first print run of 3,000 sold out in six weeks and the book went on to sell 15,000 copies before the author retired it. In 2013 Peter printed A Lifetime of Vermont People, 60 black and white portraits and profiles of Vermonters taken over 60 years. It is one of Vermont’s distinguished books, both in the writing, photography, and its importance in documenting our culture. The book won four gold medals; International Publisher’s Association named it the best non-fiction book in New England.

 

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