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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 CATSKILL PARK

THE CATSKILL PARK

THE CATSKILL PARK: Inside the Blue Line by Norman J. Van Valkenburgh & Christopher W. Olney featuring the photography of Thomas Teich foreword by forest historian Dr. Michael Kudish   ROBERT REDFORD PRAISES THE CATSKILL PARK In an era when some Americans take their natural heritage for granted, the authors remind us that our beautiful and wild places can't protect themselves. By writing this important history they provide a vital insight into the complexity of preserving our open space. More than that, they provide a model for preservations in the future.   MORE HIGH...
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THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR: Portrait of an American Tradition text & photographs by Molly Ahearn foreword by Tom Odak, prologue by Michael Christensen Step right up! A time-honored Hudson Valley tradition since 1842, the Dutchess County Fair is the most popular county fair in New York State. This historical account, illustrated with more than 130 antique and contemporary photographs, maps, and memorabilia, shows why almost a half-million people go through the turnstiles each year. As you savor this book, you’ll remember the thrill of your first carnival ride, the taste of your...
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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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The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand

The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand

The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand John Durand introduction by Linda S. Ferber, vice president and museum director for the New York Historical Society A highly enjoyable reading experience for historian and non-specialist alike. Linda S. Ferber vice president and museum director for the New–York Historical Society Asher B. Durand (1796–1886) once overheard the great painter John Trumbull advise a young artist, You had better learn to make shoes or dig potatoes than to become a painter in this country. Fortunately for American art, Asher Durand did not heed that advice....
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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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The Mill

The Mill

The Mill On the Roeliff Jansen Kill The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Built in 1743 by the Livingstons, The Mill has survived more than 250 years of political and economic change. The story of New York State's oldest operating mill is also the story of the Hudson Valley. -- The Northern Centinel 144 pp, 36 photographs, 2 maps Paper, $15.00 ISBN: 0-9628523-9-2
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The Street That Built a City

The Street That Built a City

The Street That Built a City McEntee’s Chestnut Street, Kingston, and the Rise of New York by Lowell Thing trade paperback, 8.5″ x 11″ 342 full-color pages, over 200 illustrations including 28 Hudson River School paintings isbn 9781883789800, retail $35.00 The Hudson River’s Towing King • A Canal Engineer • Seven Brickyard Owners • a Tannery Owner • Three Steamboat Captains • a Famous Landscape Painter • the Architect who co-designed NY’s Central Park• An Assassin’s Brother • a 13-year-old Civil War veteran • a...
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The True Story of Fala

The True Story of Fala

The True Story of Fala by Margaret (Daisy) Suckley and Alice Dalgliesh drawings by E.N. Fairchild The story of  “The dog that owned a president” trade paper, 6″ x 9″, 80 pages 48 drawings & historic photographs $13.95, isbn 9781883789787 published in conjunction with Wilderstein Preservation   Fala was the Scotty dog who was the friend and companion of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Fala was sometimes serious, Sometimes happy, Sometimes pleading And always charming. You will want to read about him in this book.   So went the...
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The Unbroken Thread

The Unbroken Thread

The Unbroken Thread A History of Quiltmaking in the Catskills Steve Hoare Edited by Carter Houck The first illustrated history of the art of quiltmaking as practiced from colonial times to the present in the Catskill Mountains region. A 5-county survey (Ulster, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Schoharie), with profiles and examples of the work of all 46 inductees in the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame. In this volume Steven Hoare has compiled a wonderful history of the 20th-century women of a little-known region of America. Each woman comes alive in her own voice, complete with her...
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