Marshall shares his 'Summer in Camden'
Camden — Tom Marshall will give a slide talk on Camden and his book "Our Summer in Camden, Maine: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library.
"Our Summer" is the sixth book in Marshall's Make the World Your Second Home photo/travel series describing experiences he and his wife Elysee have had during their summers away from home. They travel each summer, usually to a different place, and rent for three or four months.
"I wrote a book about the experience, promoting the advantages of summer rentals instead of cruises and tours, or owning a second home; residing instead in a different place of your choosing,” Marshall said, adding he is violating his own advice by continuing to return to Maine, and especially Camden, so frequently.
In this book, Marshall provides a brief survey of Maine’s history and the Camden region; describes activities and events he encountered and participated in; several day trips to places of interest nearby; and an eclectic selection of shops and restaurants. The book is complemented by more than 100 photographs, almost all taken by Tom. The cover art is a photograph taken from Mt. Battie by Rockport artist Carol Latta.
Although residing in retirement in Naples, Fla., for the past 12 years, the Marshalls have yet to spend a summer there. Other photo/travel journals from Marshall include “Our Summer in Australia and New Zealand,” “Our Summer in Slovenia,” “Our Summer in Estonia,” “Our Summer in Carmel” and “Our Summer in Boothbay Harbor.” Tom Marshall, born in Brooklyn N.Y., served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1983 and retired as colonel/infantry from the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1983. He retired again from a second 20-year career in National Security policy.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.