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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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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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Grapes of the Hudson Valley

Grapes of the Hudson Valley

GRAPES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY and Other Cool Climate Regions of the United States and Canada by J. Stephen Casscles published by Flint Mine Press softcover: 8"x10" 272 pages with photographs and illustrations, color photo insert ISBN: 9780982520833, $ 29.99 New York’s Hudson Valley has long been known as the birthplace of American viticulture, with roots dating to the 1600s. For centuries, the region’s terroir has tested both viticulturalist and wine maker alike, spawning advances in cold-weather breeding, grape growing, and winemaking techniques. GRAPES OF THE HUDSON...
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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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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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In the Shadow of the Catskills

In the Shadow of the Catskills

In the Shadow of the Catskills   An Illustrated History of Cornwallville, New York   by Karen R. Rivers   paper, 5.5 x 8.5, 48 pages full-color, 42 illustrations   isbn 9789780692988, $12.00     First settled by Revolutionary War veterans in the mid-1780s, Cornwallville remains an archetypal rural American hamlet, so archetypal, in fact, that its nineteenth-century Methodist Church was moved to Cooperstown to become part of the Farmers’ Museum.   Drawing upon diaries, newspaper accounts, secondary sources, and interviews, the author describes the arc...
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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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Keene Valley Region Waterfall Guide

Keene Valley Region Waterfall Guide

  Keene Valley Region Waterfall Guide The Search for Cool Cascades in the Heart of the Adirondacks by Russell Dunn, licensed NYS guide and author of 30 books foreword by Neal Burdick, editor of Adirondac , the magazine of the Adirondack Mountain Club 145 full-color photographs, 3 Maps paper, 6 x 9, 288 pp isbn: 9781883789879, $24.95 The North Country’s most prolific guidebook author leads the way to more than 100 waterfalls in the Heart of the Adirondacks—the High Peaks region from North Hudson to Keeseville, and from St. Huberts to Lake Placid In his foreword, Neal Burdick...
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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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