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An American Aristocracy: The Livingstons

An American Aristocracy: The Livingstons

AN AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY The Livingstons By Clare Brandt Paper, 6″ x 9″, 314 pages, map & family genealogy ISBN 9781883789770  $17.95   A Livingston descendant once called the Hudson Valley, “Livingston Valley,” and with good reason. The original 1686 Royal patent of 160,000 acres on the east side of the Hudson River to Scottish merchant Robert Livingston grew within two generations to nearly one million acres and included vast portions of the Catskill Mountains as well. Intermarriages with other wealthy and influential Hudson Valley families—the...
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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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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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Jervis McEntee

Jervis McEntee

Jervis McEntee: Kingston’s Artist of the Hudson River School by The Friends of Historic Kingston featuring essays by Lowell Thing and Dr. William B. Rhoads trade paper, 10 ½″ x 8 ½ ″, 64 pages, 62 illustrations with 26 full-color paintings $18.50 , isbn 9781883789817 published by Black Dome Press Corp. with The Friends of Historic Kingston   The Hudson River School , America’s first major art movement, is so well known and its artists—Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and Albert Bierstadt, among others—so widely exhibited that it seems...
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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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The Life and Wars of John Stark

The Life and Wars of John Stark

STARK The Life and Wars of John Stark French and Indian War Ranger, Revolutionary War General by Richard V. Polhemus & John F. Polhemus Trade paperback, 6″ x 9″, 400 pages, 23 illustrations (maps, drawings, photos, paintings) $21.95, isbn 9781883789749 Engaging and enlightening. ... The authors subtitle their book French and Indian War Ranger, Revolutionary War General. But it is more. In several respects, it is an informative guide to key battles and individuals from the French and Indian War, in which Stark fought with the famed Roger's Rangers, and the events leading up...
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Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy

Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy

Wilderstein and the Suckleys  A Hudson River Legacy by Cynthia Owen Philip trade paperback, 6' x 9', 152 pages 8-page color insert + 95 B&W illustrations isbn: 9781883789718, $17.95 “For those not fortunate enough to have visited Wilderstein when Daisy Suckley was in residence and in charge, Cynthia Owen Philip has performed an invaluable service. … This is a fine book about a splendid house.” Geoffrey C. Ward, author of “Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley” and...
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