A book celebrating the colorful history of New Hampshire’s 48 highest peaks was published recently by Arcadia Publishing.
Penned by longtime White Mountain hiking enthusiast and historian Mike Dickerman of Littleton, the 128-page book, titled The 4000-Footers of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, is a unique photographic history of New Hampshire’s popular list of 48 peaks with a summit elevation of 4000 feet or higher. The book features more than 200 vintage images culled from a variety of regional organizations and private collections. These include many rare and previously unpublished images.
“This is a project I’ve been wanting to tackle for years, and with the economic slowdown caused by last year’s Covid 19 pandemic, I finally had time in 2020 to commit to the book,” explained Dickerman. “The peaks on the popular 4000-Footer list have a rich and varied history that goes far beyond what today’s hiker experiences on these mountains. I think I’ve been able to capture a lot of that history with this interesting compilation of images taken over the last 150 years.”
Dickerman is an accomplished author with more than a dozen previous books to his credit. Besides being co-author of a best-selling hiking guide to the 4000-Footers, and former co-editor to the AMC White Mountain Guide, he is also author of the books, Stories from the White Mountains, White Mountains Hiking History, and Along the Beaten Path, among others. This new book is part of Arcadia’s popular Images of America series.
For more than a quarter century, Dickerman also penned the popular hiking column “The Beaten Path,” which was published regularly in The Littleton Courier. Since 1996 he has owned and operated Bondcliff Books, a publishing and book distribution business based in Littleton.
The 4000-Footers of New Hampshire’s White Mountain is now available for purchase at numerous retail outlets across the state, and also directly from the author at www.bondcliffbooks.com.
For additional information, contact Bondcliff Books at (603) 444-4880.