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Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father
Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father (February 2010)
Revolutionary War Soldier, Federalist Politician, and Mayor of New York
Paul Cushman - Author

The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.

Born in 1753 to a prominent Dutch-American family in Hackensack, New Jersey, Richard Varick became a lawyer, then a Patriot officer in the American Revolutionary War. Colonel Varick served with distinction as aide to generals Philip Schuyler and Benedict Arnold. Later, George Washington entrusted him with the editing of his wartime papers—forty-four volumes no...(Read More)
 
 
SUNY at Sixty
SUNY at Sixty (February 2010)
The Promise of the State University of New York
John B. Clark - Editor
W. Bruce Leslie - Editor
Kenneth P. O'Brien - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

A close examination of the history, accomplishments, and potential of the State University of New York system.

The State University of New York is America’s largest comprehensive public university system, with sixty-four campuses, including community colleges, colleges of technology, university colleges, research universities, medical schools, academic medical  centers, and specialized campuses in field...(Read More)
 
 
Panorama of the Hudson River
Panorama of the Hudson River (January 2010)
From New York to Albany
William Wade - Author
William Croome - Author

Reprint of the famous 1847 Wade and Croome Hudson River map.
Replete with stunning, colorful detail, this panoramic travel guide to the Hudson River offers an unforgettable glimpse of a long-ago, simpler world. Originally stretching twelve feet, this map showcases all of the mid-nineteenth-century settlements and notable natural features from New York City to Albany.

Distributed for the Albany Institute of History ...(Read More)
 
 
Panorama of the Hudson River
Panorama of the Hudson River (December 2009)
Greg Miller - Photographer
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - Author

A photographic documentary of both sides of the river, from New York Harbor to Albany, updating and reprinting the classic 1910 Panorama of the Hudson.

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage of discovery on the river that now bears his name, Panorama of the Hudson River offers a twenty-first-century updating of G. Willard Shear’s long-cherished 1910 photographic survey of the ...(Read More)
 
 
King of the Bowery
King of the Bowery (November 2009)
Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
Richard F. Welch - Author

The first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.

King of the Bowery is the first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, the archetypal Tammany Hall leader who dominated New York City politics—and much of its social life—from 1890 to 1913. A poor Irish kid from the Five Points who rose thr...(Read More)

 
 
Saving Troy
Saving Troy (November 2009)
A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City
William B. Patrick - Author
Richard Selzer - Foreword by

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America’s first-responders.

“This is on-the-scene reporting at its best. Bill Patrick has written a suspenseful account of the heroic, often tragic working lives of the firemen of the city of Troy, their comradeship, and their concern for the suffering of the victims. It is as fast-paced as a fire engine racing to put out the flames. Altogether ...(Read More)
 
 
Hudson River Panorama
Hudson River Panorama (November 2009)
A Passage through Time
Tammis K. Groft - Author
W. Douglas McCombs - Author
Ruth Greene-McNally - Author
Christine M. Miles - With a Foreword by
John R. Stilgoe - And an Essay by

Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Interior Design category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Cover Design category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and its impact on the peoples and landscape of New York State.
The majestic power and rich history of ...(Read More)
 
 
America's First River
America's First River (September 2009)
The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley
Thomas S. Wermuth - Editor
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor

Examines the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.

Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts, letters, an...(Read More)
 
 
Frank
Frank (September 2009)
The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.

When she married forty-nine-year-old President Grover Cleveland in a White House ceremony on June 2, 1886, Frances Folsom Cleveland was only twenty-one years old, making her the nation’s youngest First Lady. Despite her age, however, Washington society marveled at how quickly the inexperienced Mrs. Cleveland (known as...(Read More)
 
 
Once an Engineer
Once an Engineer (September 2009)
A Song of the Salt City
Joe Amato - Author

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.

Once an Engineer is a funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of a dozen years spent growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. The tail end of the sixties finds Joe and his younger brother, M...(Read More)
 
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