Books

We realize that other book distributors sell these books at a lower price but we ask you to consider buying these books from us. Please consider the extra cost as a donation to the Good Life Center. We rely on book sales as a significant part of our revenue.

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  • The Good Life

    by Helen & Scott Nearing (Schocken, 1954/1979).

    Includes Living the Good Life and Continuing the Lood Life.

    Order The Good Life Paperback @ $18.00
  • The Maple Sugar Book

    An account of the art and history of sugaring. Practical details for modern sugaring and remarks on pioneering in the 20th century.

    If you are looking for a beautiful example of the Nearing’s work and the bookmakers art, this is it. Printed from lead plates and woodcuts, these books are some of the finest bound, vintage titles we stock. When they are gone there will be no more.

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  • The Maple Sugar Book

    50th Anniversary edition.
    An account of the art and history of sugaring. Practical details for modern sugaring and remarks on pioneering in the 20th century.

    Order The Maple Sugar Book Paperback @ $25.00
  • Simple Food for the Good Life: Random Acts of Cooking and Pithy Quotations

    by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999).

    A book of Helen’s simple vegetarian recipes, as well as insight into the Nearing’s philosophy on eating for health.

    Order Simple Food for the Good Life Paperback @ $25.00
  • Wise Words for the Good Life: a Homesteader’s Personal Collection

    An anthology of quotations on simple living, solitude, woman’s place in the home, the male point of view. With a new introduction by Annie Sheble, member of The Good Life Center’s Group of Stewards.

    Order Wise Words for the Good Life: a Homesteader's Personal Collection HardCover @ $20.00
  • Light on Aging and Dying

    Helen’s inspring and useful collection of “wise words” gleaned from 80 years of reading in sources as various and ageless as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Emily Dickinson, Lin Yutang, and Michel Montaigne.

    Order Light on Aging and Dying HardCover @ $13.00
  • Loving and Leaving the Good Life

    Helen Nearing’s memoir and tribute to Scott recalls personal aspects of their lives together in Vermont and Maine, with chapters on their earlier years and Scott’s death at age 100.

    Order Loving and Leaving the Good Life Paperback @ $25.00
  • The Conscience of a Radical

    Challenged by the urgent demands of the current world revolution, a radical outlines a program that will make possible a good life for the largest number.

    Order The Conscience of a Radical Paperback @ $10.00
  • The Making of a Radical: a Political Autobiography

    Scott Nearing’s powerful story of his life against the mainstream in the United States. From his childhood to his final conclusions at the end of a long life that economic justice and world peace are possible.

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  • USA Today

    Observations and commentary on trips to every state in the Union during the 1950s. Still timely.

    Order USA Today HardCover @ $20.00
  • Man’s Search for the Good Life

    An analysis of the difficulties and dangers which beset the western world and suggestions for alternatives.

    Order Man's Search for the Good Life Paperback @ $9.00
  • Freedom: Promise and Menace

    A critique on the cult of freedom. Historical experience with freedom; freedom and conformity; individual freedom and group freedom; the role of freedom and restraint in the power age.

    Order Freedom: Promise and Menace HardCover @ $12.00
  • Economics for the Power Age

    An economy should provide an adequate supply of goods and services for all its citizens. Social planning, direction, ownership and management of the economy are important and urgent.

    Order Economics for the Power Age Paperback Vintage @ $9.00
  • Civilization and Beyond: Learning From History

    A commentary on the past, present and future of civilization. Economic, social and ideological forces.

    Order Civilization and Beyond: Learning From History Paperback Vintage @ $9.00
  • Scott Nearing: An Intellectual Biography

    A moving biography tracing Scott Nearing’s struggle with the tensions of living a principled life, connecting the personal with the political.

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  • The Great Madness

    From this basis Scott Nearing begins his scathing analysis of how the business class, represented by J.P. Morgan and company, gained control of the inner workings of the United States government and were thus able to meld nationalist patriotism into a military preparedness which finally leads to an open declaration of war.

    Order The Great Madness Paperback @ $15.00
  • Free Radical: Rethinking the Good Death of Scott Nearing

    For reasons LaConte makes clear, Helen did not tell the whole story about Scott’s dignified death at home. This candid look at the way fame and public life put pressure to be perfect on those who wish to live honorably, is also an enlightening assessment of what makes death good, and a moving story about Truth, Beauty, Goodness,–and Love.

    Order Free Radical: Rethinking the Good Death of Scott Nearing Paperback @ $7.00
  • Oil and the Germs of War

    Scott wrote Oil and the Germs of War in 1923, just a few years after the First World War. Petroleum fuels had played a significant role in warfare for the first time, with the U.S. using a wide variety of gasoline-driven war machines against (and alongside) the largely coal-fired trains and ships of old Europe.

    Order Oil and the Germs of War Paperback @ $9.00
  • On Light Alone: A Guru Meditation on the Good Death of Helen Nearing

    LaConte tries to bring closure to Helen Nearing’s death, which was very different from her husband, Scott’s. She also praises the life that Helen had.

    Order On Light Alone: A Guru Meditation on the Good Death of Helen Nearing Paperback @ $13.00
  • Victory Without Peace

    Written in 1947 at the end of World War II, “Victory Without Peace” is a pamphlet originally published by World Events. Scott lays out the power structure’s formula of “selling victory to the people”, creating Nationalist pride in military might, dehumanizing the enemy, and whipping up patriotism. The thesis is that while victory might bring glory and prove dominance, it doesn’t necessarily bring peace.

    Order Victory Without Peace Pamphlet @ $7.00
  • Halo of Grief: A Companion on Your Journey Through Loss

    A reissue of the 1913 Bolton Hall book on death and grief that was a favorite of Helen Nearing’s.

    Order Halo of Grief: A Companion on Your Journey Through Loss Paperback @ $16.00
  • The Story of Halo of Grief

    A companion to Halo of Grief.

    Order The Story of Halo of Grief Paperback @ $5.00
  • Guiding Principles for the Good Life

    A collection of quotes from Helen and Scott’s works that set forth the guide posts for their vision of a good life.

    Order Guiding Principles for the Good Life Paperback @ $7.00