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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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HUDSON VALLEY WATERFALL GUIDE

HUDSON VALLEY WATERFALL GUIDE

HUDSON VALLEY WATERFALL GUIDE From Saratoga & the Capital Region to the Highlands & Palisades by Russell Dunn, author of Adirondack Waterfall Guide & Catskill Region Waterfall Guide   “Those who pick up this extraordinary waterfall guide by Russell Dunn will find countless paths to these and other inspirational places in the Valley.” From the foreword by Ned Sullivan , president of Scenic Hudson   Led by Russell Dunn , author of top-selling and critically acclaimed guides to the waterfalls of the Adirondack, Catskill, and Shawangunk mountains , discover 100...
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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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KINGSTON, NEW YORK

KINGSTON, NEW YORK

KINGSTON, NEW YORK The Architectural Guide by William B. Rhoads, photography by James Bleecker Discover the rich history of New York's first capital in nine illustrated walking tours. From venerable Dutch stone houses that survived the burning of the city by the British in 1777, to landmarks of the Victorian era and the 20th century. Explorers of Kingston are guided by detailed maps to over 130 sites that are fully illustrated and described-Greek Revival houses and Gothic Revival churches, picturesque cemeteries, the colorful Ruskinian City Hall, somber factories, a Hudson River...
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The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around A film by Tobe Carey Willow Mixed Media $19.95, 80-minute documentary on DVD The story of the rise and fall of the Catskill Mountain House, from 1823 to 1963, is a compelling tale of steamboat and railroad empires, bitter rivalries and cutthroat competition, exclusive private preserves, fabulous art, and picturesque landmarks that celebrated the Catskills as part of the 19th-century American Grand Tour. This new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Tobe Carey is the fascinating story of America’s first great mountaintop hotel, a...
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The Catskills in the Ice Age: Third Edition, Revised, Expanded

The Catskills in the Ice Age: Third Edition, Revised, Expanded

THE CATSKILLS IN THE ICE AGE Third Edition, Revised and Expanded By Robert Titus and Johanna Titus Published by Black Dome Press & Purple Mountain Press Paper, 6″ x 9″, 200 pages, 110 maps and photos ISBN 9781883789930, $19.95 This book is about perception, about seeing our familiar world in a new light. We can spend a lifetime enjoying the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains and still be blind to much that is there. But now, guided by two resident science professors, we can embark on a journey through the past for a clearer understanding of the present—as well as the future, for...
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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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BLOODY MOHAWK

BLOODY MOHAWK

BLOODY MOHAWK Bloody Mohawk The French and Indian War & American Revolution on New Yorks Frontier By Richard Berleth The French and Indian War & American Revolution on New York's Frontier By Richard Berleth Foreword by Robert Weibel, New York State Historian and Chief Curator, New York State Museum Paper, 6x9, 384 pages, maps & illustrations ISBN 9781883789664 Loss not just loss of life, but loss of the common stuff that holds humanity together scarred the survivors and shaded the recollections they left to posterity. Loss is what gives the wind in the valley its special remorsefulness,...
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Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt

Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt

Winner of the Ella Dickey Literacy Medal   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...
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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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