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Hudson Valley & Hudson River

Books about the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River



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Frederic Church's Olana

Frederic Church's Olana

Frederic Church’s Olana Architecture and Landscape as Art by James Anthony Ryan introduction by Franklin Kelly paperback, 8 ½ x 11, 104 pages, 74 photographs (31 full-color), isbn 9781883789282, $19.95.   “Almost an hour this side of Albany is the Center of the World—I own it.”----Frederic Edwin Church in a letter to Erastus Palmer, 7 July 1869. (The collection of the Albany Institute of History & Art) Olana, the Persian-style house and romantically-designed grounds built high on a hilltop just south of the city of Hudson by Hudson River School painter...
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John Burroughs

John Burroughs

John Burroughs An American Naturalist Edward J. Renehan, Jr. The first full biography of the dean of American nature writers to be published since 1925. "[Renehan reveals] a far more complex and interesting man than other biographers have described. ... In this thoughtful biography we are shown the once sainted 'Sage of Slabsides' as a flesh-and-blood traveler in a now-vanished world." -- The Sunday New York Times Book Review John Burroughs (1837-1921) emerged from an obscure boyhood in the Catskill Mountains to write more than thirty books, create the genre of the nature...
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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...
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Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt

Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt

  Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt   The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age     By Geraldine Hawkins   Foreword by John Matteson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography trade paper, 6″ x 9″, 416 pages, 50 illustrations, isbn 9781883789848, $21.95   Elliott Roosevelt was by all accounts as charming and charismatic as any member of that charming and charismatic family, including his famously gregarious godson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As an adolescent Elliott was the protector of his older brother, the then-sickly Theodore...
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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...
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An Unforgiving Land

An Unforgiving Land

An Unforgiving Land Hardscrabble Life in the Trapps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet by Robi Josephson & Bob Larsen trade paperback, 7 x 10, 320 pages, 110 illustrations, photographs, maps & drawings foreword by Glenn Hoagland, Executive Director, Mohonk Preserve introduction by Bob Anderberg, Open Space Institute ISBN 9781883789152 $24.95   Their book is the definitive chronicle. Glenn Hoagland, Executive Director, Mohonk Preserve Today, the Shawangunk Mountains of New York’s Ulster County are a protected region of stunning natural beauty, with hundreds of acres...
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HISTORIC HUDSON

HISTORIC HUDSON

HISTORIC HUDSON: An Architectural Portrait by Byrne Fone With a Foreword by John Ashbery Introduction by Rudy Wurlitzer & Lynn Davis A CITY SAVED BY ITS ARCHITECTURE More than 200 Photographs, Illustrations and Maps from 1850–2005 “In the spring of 1991, we turned off the Taconic Parkway and made a detour through the city of Hudson . As we drove up the length of Warren Street —the city’s main thoroughfare—we experienced an eerie sensation, as if we had slipped through a scrim of time and landed at the tail end of the nineteenth century.” from the...
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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...
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In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery

In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery

In Defiance Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735–1831 By Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini Foreword by A.J. Williams-Myers, Black Studies Department, SUNY at New Paltz Trade paperback, 8′x10′, 352 pages, 523 archival newspaper notices for runaway slaves, plus 15 notices for slaves captured, 9 notices for slaves for sale, and 2 notices offering to purchase slaves, all with full transcriptions Includes 9 tables analyzing the data in the 512 notices for runaways from Hudson Valley enslavers, glossary, indexes of names, locations,...
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Kingston: The IBM Years

Kingston: The IBM Years

KINGSTON : THE IBM YEARS by the Friends of Historic Kingston trade paperback, 8 12″ x 11″ 160 pages, 140 color and vintage B&W illustrations $25.95, isbn 9781883789763   Essays by Novelist Gail Godwin Professor Roger Panetta Professor Harvey K. Flad Professor William B. Rhoads Journalist Hugh Reynolds Former IBMer Lowell Thing Timeline by former IBMer George G. Washington Preface by Project Director Ward L.E. Mintz Drawings by architect Frances Halsband Photographs by Stephen Benson Recipient of a 2015 Award for Excellence from Greater Hudson Heritage Network! What...
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