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Hudson Valley & Hudson River

Books about the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River



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Paths to the Past: History Hikes

Paths to the Past: History Hikes

Paths to the Past History Hikes through the Hudson River Valley, Catskills, Berkshires, Taconics, Saratoga & Capital Region by Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney foreword by Mark King, Executive Director, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy trade paper, 6″ x 9″, 288 pages, 151 illustrations (143 full-color) isbn: 9781883789978, $22.95 Thirty-one guided hikes and walks explore the rich variety of landscapes in eastern upstate New York that offer still-visible evidence of the area’s long and colorful history from prehistoric Native American settlements to abandoned 20th-century industries. Walk in...
$22.95

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RHINECLIFF

RHINECLIFF

RHINECLIFF The Tangled Tale of Rhinebeck’s Waterfront:A Hudson River History By Cynthia Owen Philip author of Robert Fulton: A Biography and the prize-winning Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy This richly illustrated book is a gem. John Winthrop Aldrich, New York State Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation In Rhinecliff , Cynthia Owen Philip paints a vivid portrait, filled with fascinating detail and extraordinary characters, of a proud, independent community with a sense of place like no other. Overshadowed by its upstreet rival — the politically more...
$24.95

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Saving the Shawangunks

Saving the Shawangunks

Saving the Shawangunks   The Struggle to Protect One of Earth’s Last Great Places       by Carleton Mabee, winner of the Pulitzer Prize   photographs by Nora Scarlett   foreword by Cara Lee of The Nature Conservancy   32 full-color photographs by Nora Scarlett   70 B&W maps and photos   Paper, 8 x 10, 168 pp   Isbn: 9781883789886, $21.95       The successful grassroots fight to stop the construction of a 400-room hotel/conference center and 500 condominiums around Lake Minnewaska in New York State’s Shawangunk...
$21.95

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Staatsburgh: Gilded Splendor on the Hudson

Staatsburgh: Gilded Splendor on the Hudson

Staatsburgh: Gilded Splendor on the Hudson by Pamela Malcolm and Andrea Monteleone, foreword by John Winthrop Aldrich, photography by Pieter Estersohn and Roger Tully , published by Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh 8 1/2ʺ x 11ʺ, trade paperback, 96 pages, 100+ full-color photographs ISBN: 978-1-883789-96-1, $28.95 Gilded Age architecture and the leisure pursuits of New York City’s turn-of-the-20th-century social elite come to life in STAATSBURGH: Gilded Splendor on the Hudson, a new book about Staatsburgh State Historic Site—also known as Mills Mansion—a Beaux-Arts cultural gem located...
$28.95

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THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR: Portrait of an American Tradition text & photographs by Molly Ahearn foreword by Tom Odak, prologue by Michael Christensen Step right up! A time-honored Hudson Valley tradition since 1842, the Dutchess County Fair is the most popular county fair in New York State. This historical account, illustrated with more than 130 antique and contemporary photographs, maps, and memorabilia, shows why almost a half-million people go through the turnstiles each year. As you savor this book, you’ll remember the thrill of your first carnival ride, the taste of your...
$15.95

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The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age A Geological History & Tour by Robert & Johanna Titus trade paper 6″ x 9″, 224 pages, 85 illustrations, isbn 9781883789725, $17.95 “If you live in or near the Hudson Valley, this delightful book will help you imagine what is no longer there to be seen—an Ice Age glacier reaching from northern Canada to what is now the mouth of New York Harbor, that in its advance and retreat shaped the landscape we enjoy today. Robert Titus and Johanna Titus have poked their geological noses into every clove and hollow, every rill and fen, and...
$17.95

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The Street That Built a City

The Street That Built a City

The Street That Built a City McEntee’s Chestnut Street, Kingston, and the Rise of New York by Lowell Thing trade paperback, 8.5″ x 11″ 342 full-color pages, over 200 illustrations including 28 Hudson River School paintings isbn 9781883789800, retail $35.00 The Hudson River’s Towing King • A Canal Engineer • Seven Brickyard Owners • a Tannery Owner • Three Steamboat Captains • a Famous Landscape Painter • the Architect who co-designed NY’s Central Park• An Assassin’s Brother • a 13-year-old Civil War veteran • a...
$35.00

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Trails with Tales

Trails with Tales

Trails with Tales History Hikes through the Capital Region, Saratoga, Berkshires, Catskills & Hudson Valley by Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney foreword by Karl Beard, National Park Service Thirty nature treks, selected for their natural, stand-alone beauty, are enhanced by tangible silhouettes of a fascinating past, from early Native Americans and Colonial settlers to the Industrial Revolution and Victorian-era grand hotels. Hike to waterfalls, mountains, escarpments, lakes, sculpted rocks, ponds, rivers, islands, caves, balanced rocks, geysers, and deep gorges while visiting the sites...
$19.95

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Trunks of the Gunks

Trunks of the Gunks

TRUNKS OF THE GUNKS A Visual Odyssey through the Shawangunk Mountains in Search of the Unexpected Photographs by Nora Scarlett Foreword by Paul Huth, Daniel Smiley Research Center, Mohonk Preserve Hardcover (casebound), 9″ x 9″, 112 pages 100 full-color photographs ISBN 9781883789862, $30.00 Studio photographer Nora Scarlett hiked for over ten years throughout the “Gunks”—the Shawangunk Mountains of New York State. “I looked for wacky formations, humorous characteristics, improbable locations, surprising shapes, and other wondrous growths. Such specimens...
$30.00

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VideoFreex

VideoFreex

Videofreex America's First Pirate TV Station & The Catskills Collective That Turned It On by Parry D. Teasdale SFrom 1972 to 1977 the VIDEOFREEX aired 258 television broadcasts from a home-built studio and jury-rigged transmitter in an old boarding house they rented in the tiny Catskill Mountain hamlet of Lanesville.  It was a revolutionary act in defiance of FCC regulations- the first unlicensed TV station in America.  Complete with help from Abbie Hoffman, spying by the FBI, and encounters with cultural icons from the '60s and '70s ranging from the Hell's...
$16.95

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