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Christian P. Potholm, a professor of Maine politics at Bowdoin College, provides an anthology of the Maine experience in Maine: An Annotated Bibliography (Lexington Books, Plymouth, United Kingdom; 131 pages; $55). Divided among such themes as “Finding the Real Maines,” “Maine’s Independent Governors in Myth and Reality,” and “Women of Maine,” Potholm introduces each section with a short essay followed by a thorough, balanced, yet always surprising list of books and articles to help a reader dive further into the subject. The author offers his own incisive, pointed, and even humorous commentary for each source provided. This annotated bibliography proves a valuable resource for everyone from expert Maine scholars to those seeking an understanding of the intricacies of the Pine Tree State for the first time.