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The Kingdom of the Kid
The Kingdom of the Kid (July 2013)
Growing Up in the Long-Lost Hamptons
Geoff Gehman - Author

Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.

The Kingdom of the Kid is a memorable portrait of an indelible childhood on Long Island’s South Fork from 1967 to 1972, when the Hamptons were still a middle-class paradise. In six short years, journalist Geoff Gehman was changed forever by a host of...(Read More)
 
 
Opening Statements
Opening Statements (June 2013)
Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York
Albert M. Rosenblatt - Editor
Julia C. Rosenblatt - Editor

Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.

No society can function without laws, that set of established practices and expectations that guide the way people get along with one another and relate to ruling authorities. Although much has been written about the English roots of American law and jurisprudence, little attention has been paid until recently to the legacy left by the Dut...(Read More)
 
 
Running on Empty
Running on Empty (June 2013)
The Rise and Fall of Southampton College, 1963–2005
John A. Strong - Author

Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck.”

Southampton College, the easternmost campus of Long Island University, opened with great promise in 1963 and closed in 2005 amidst great acrimony. Located in an idyllic environmental setting on the Atlantic shore of Long Island, it had a nationally recognized marine ...(Read More)
 
 
Saving Eagle Mitch
Saving Eagle Mitch (May 2013)
One Good Deed in a Wicked World
Barbara Chepaitis - Author

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

In the spring of 2010, as the world’s economy faced a potential meltdown and the United States tried to win one war and maneuver its way out of another, one lone Steppe Eagle, shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan, faced problems of hi...(Read More)
 
 
Life on a Rocky Farm
Life on a Rocky Farm (April 2013)
Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century
Lucas C. Barger - Author
Peter A. Rogerson - Transcribed and with an introduction by

A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.

Life on a Rocky Farm couples Lucas C. Barger’s (1866–1939) eye for detail with a folksy, anecdotal style to give us a remarkable and memorable depiction of both the traditional ways of farm life, and the challenges the farmers faced as the times changed. Previously unp...(Read More)
 
 
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right (April 2013)
Reflections, Rhymes, Rants, and Recipes
Eric L. Ball - Author

Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.

When Eric L. Ball returned to his hometown in northern New York after a fifteen-year absence that included time in Greece, he began building his version of the good life, largely revolving around growing, foraging, and cooking safe and wholesome foods. Yet, surrounded by family and old memories...(Read More)
 
 
The Untold Story of Champ
The Untold Story of Champ (December 2012)
A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster
Robert E. Bartholomew - Author

The definitive account of a Lake Champlain legend.

“The lake surface was glass. My girlfriend and I were fishing from our anchored rowboat in about fifteen feet of water, facing the New York shore. ‘Ron, what’s that?’ I turned. About thirty feet away I saw three dark humps … protruding about two feet above the surface. The humps were perhaps two or three feet apart. They didn&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
Tuscarora
Tuscarora (December 2012)
A History
Anthony F. C. Wallace - Author

The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.

Tuscarora is the comprehensive history of the small Iroquois Indian reservation community just north of Niagara Falls in western New York. The Tuscaroras consider themselves to be a sovereign nation, independent of the United States and the State of New York. They have preserved a system of social organization and ideal pub...(Read More)
 
 
The Middle of Everywhere
The Middle of Everywhere (October 2012)
A Novel
Ray Petersen - Author

A young man’s quest to keep his hometown’s paper mill from closing turns into an odyssey across a rural upstate New York county.

One man’s affliction is another’s gift, and Kenny Hopewell’s “special gift” is a terrible memory and virtually no sense of direction. Entrusted by a family friend to deliver a plea for help that might keep his hometown mill fro...(Read More)
 
 
Russel Wright
Russel Wright (September 2012)
The Nature of Design
Donald Albrecht - Author
Dianne Pierce - Author

2014 Award for Excellence presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network

Explores the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, whose former home in the Hudson Valley—Manitoga—is now a national historic landmark.

This catalogue was published by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz in conjunction with the exhibition Russe...(Read More)
 
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