Neil Rolde

In addition to his many publications, Neil Rolde is a long-time public servant, philanthropist, Renaissance man, and gentleman.

The renowned Maine historian grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He earned a BA at Yale and a master's in journalism at Columbia University. He worked as a film scriptwriter before moving to Maine with his wife of fifty-two years, Carlotta Florsheim, to raise their family. In York they brought up four children and now enjoy family visits with their eight grandchildren.

The author has won book awards from the Maine Historical Society, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Most of Neil Rolde's books involve the history of his beloved Maine and its people.

With a wealth of historical knowledge about politics, the author has recently turned his skill and wit to blogging current political incidents in a historical context. Rolde's public service includes six years as assistant to Maine s Governor Kenneth M. Curtis and sixteen years as representative in the Maine State Legislature. He was the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 1990.

The author has served on many state boards and commissions, including the Maine Health Care Reform Commission, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Maine Arts Commission.

Click here for research links for More Than a Teardrop in the Ocean, The Tempestuous Story of the War Refugee Board  - Volume I

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