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Hudson Valley & Hudson River

Books about the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River



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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...
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A KAYAKER'S GUIDE TO NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION

A KAYAKER'S GUIDE TO NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION

A KAYAKER'S GUIDE TO NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION Albany | Schenectady | Troy Exploring the Hudson & Mohawk Rivers: From Catskill & Hudson to Mechanicville | Cohoes to Amsterdam by Russell Dunn foreword by Fred LeBrun, Times Union columnist paper, 6'' x 9'', 320 pages, maps & illustrations ISBNs 9781883789671 / 1883789672 $17.95 Russell Dunn has created a paddling guidebook like no other, a brilliant idea appropriately executed. Fred LeBrun, Times Union columnist Sixty-three paddling adventures on New York's two mightiest, history-rich rivers await you, led by NYS-licensed guide Russell Dunn,...
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A KAYAKER'S GUIDE TO THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

A KAYAKER'S GUIDE TO THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

A KAYAKER'S GUIDE TO THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: The Quieter Waters: Rivers, Streams, Lakes & Ponds by Shari Aber   The vast watershed of the Hudson River Valley, a designated National Heritage Area, holds several major rivers, scores of streams and tributaries, dozens of large lakes, and hundreds of ponds. This historic region that the National Park Service calls the landscape that defined America is a quiet paradise for kayakers pursuing one of America's fastest-growing sports in one of the country's most scenic regions.   Author Shari Aber leads the reader on...
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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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Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History

Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History

Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History From 4000 BC to the 21st Century Home to The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries by Jim Heron foreword by John Cronin, prologue by Pete Seeger This extraordinary book tells a 6,000-year story of an extraordinary 64 acres on the eastern edge of the Hudson River, 60 miles north of New York City. Pete Seeger Denning’s Point is a remarkable saga that leads from newspaper morgues and back rooms of museums to a hands-on archaeological dig that confirmed the presence of prehistoric American Indians on Denning’s Point as early as...
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Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers

Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers

Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers The Dutch Colonial Origins of Greenbush & the City of Rensselaer by Shirley W. Dunn Trade paperback, 208 pages, 6′ x 9′, 40 B&W illustrations ISBN: 9781883789824, Retail: $17.95 1663. As the first Dutch farms take root east of the Hudson River across from Fort Orange (Albany), a fortified farmhouse is built by the Van Rensselaers to protect their interests and provide a haven for settlers. Originally surrounded by a tall wooden palisade, Fort Crailo survived King Philip’s War, the French and Indian wars, and the Revolution. For...
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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...
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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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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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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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