Angus King will present a slide show of his travels and talk about his book “Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America” Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library.

After two terms as governor, King, along with his wife and children, packed into an RV and set out on a five-and-a-half-month journey to circumnavigate the United States. “Governor’s Travels” describes the places they went and the people they met. Interspersed with the travelogue, King reflects on the transition from public office to private life and includes helpful information about selecting the right RV, a daily pre-drive checklist and tips for handling a vehicle that large on the road.

King was Governor of the State of Maine from 1995 to 2003. Elected as an independent in 1994, he was re-elected in 1998 by one of the largest margins in Maine history. While in office, he oversaw the largest increase of lands in conservation in Maine’s history and began the nationally recognized program to provide a laptop computer to every seventh and eighth grade student in the state, regardless of location or family income.

King currently is Of Counsel to the law firm of Bernstein, Shur in Portland; teaches at Bowdoin College; and is a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. He also is a commentator for PBS television’s “NOW” with David Brancaccio and a principal with Independence Wind, LLC a large-scale wind power development company.

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