LEWISTON – Donald R. Goulet, a war hero and former FBI special agent who was brought up in Lewiston, teamed up with Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation Police Chief Frederick J. Moore II to take on a major tobacco smuggling ring in the 1990s.

Now the two have joined forces to write “Chesuncook,” the true inside story of the investigation of the infamous Mohawk War Chief Francis Boots and his smuggling operation between Canada and northern United States.

Written primarily by Goulet, “Chesuncook” is a much a blow-by-blow crime drama as it is an examination of human motivation against staggering odds.

Goulet chronicles his journey from Marine combat in Vietnam to his service in the FBI. He provides disturbing details of his psychological breakdown in the late 1990s and the glimpse of heaven he experienced, which triggered his renewed Catholic faith.

He draws strength from the selfless service and integrity of Father Vincent Capodanno in Vietnam and later in Moore. Ultimately, the undercover work done by Goulet and Moore resulted in the conviction of Boots on charges of bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud.

Goulet enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966, volunteering to serve in Vietnam as a rifleman. He later graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management. He went on to become a U.S. customs inspector and an FBI agent serving in Indiana, New York City, Bangor and Boston.

Moore was born on the Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation in Pleasant Point, Maine, in 1960, where he still resides. In 1986, he became the tribal police chief and, after the Mohawk smuggling case, was twice elected by his people to serve as tribal representative to the Maine Legislature.

“Chesuncook,” a 190-page hardcover, is available at www.authorhouse.com.

Maine author memorializes Sen. Smith

WATERTOWN, Mass. – Winthrop author Lynn Plourde pays tribute to Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to run for president on a major party ticket, in her new book for children, “Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President.”

Smith served in the House of Representatives for eight years and then in the Senate for 24 years. She was a tireless champion of progress and instigated the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948. She was a member of the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee and supported space exploration.

In 1950, Smith stood up to the greatest threat of the day: the Red Scare. It was said that if her “Declaration of Conscience” speech upholding the rights and freedoms of all Americans had been spoken by a man, he would have been voted the next president. As it was, Smith waited until 1964 to run for the Republican nomination for president of the United States.

Plourde grew up in Smith’s hometown of Skowhegan. “Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President” was published by Charlesbridge Publishing.

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