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The Hudson River School: Nature and the

In the mid-1800s, a group of painters based in New York turned their focus to the theme of the natural landscape to demonstrate the beauty of the wilderness. Their work enjoyed a popular national success that no other group of artists has achieved since. This seminal survey of the artists marks the first presentation of the outstanding collection at the New-York Historical Society. It features works by all the greatest artists of the group, including Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederic Church. Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, the book is also timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first voyage up the Hudson River.

  • Brand: Brand: Skira Rizzoli
  • ASIN: 0847832643

MAPTECH Hudson River Waterproof Chartboook: Hudson River and New York Harbor

MAPTECH Hudson River Waterproof Chartboook: Hudson River and

MAPTECH Waterpoof Chartbook Hudson River & N. Y.Harbor has full navigation chart coverage from Sandy Hook, NJ to Troy Lock including The East River. The spiral-bound book contains 25 pages of full-color charts. pages are Waterproof and tear-resistant. Its easy-to-use format features pre-plotted routes with distances and bearings,along with many GPS waypoints. Also included information for over 150 marinas, with location icons printed on the charts.

  • Brand: MAPTECH
  • ASIN: 0743610881

Cycling the Hudson Valley: A Guide to History, Art, and Nature on the East and West Sides of the Majestic Hudson River (Parks & Trails New York)

Cycling the Hudson Valley: A Guide to History,

An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours, this guidebook will help you experience the Hudson Valley, one of the most beautiful, historic, and environmentally and culturally rich regions in New York, as only cyclists and walkers can. Detailing the parks, trails, attractions, villages, towns, and cities of this breathtaking river valley, including Albany, New York City, and fascinating sites in between, the guide has been designed primarily for use by bicyclists, but it will also be useful to those enjoying the area by other means.The cycling routes laid out in this guidebook were developed from Parks & Trails New York’s years of experience organizing the Great Hudson Valley Pedal, its annual supported bike tour from Albany to Manhattan, as well as many hours bicycling and walking the valley’s roads and trails. Park & Trails New York’s goal is to set out safe and inviting routes on both sides of the Hudson River, as close to the river as possible.

  • ASIN: 0974827703

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and

* Guidebook to short, easy hikes and trails your children will be comfortable on* Includes ideas for keeping the kids engaged and having funNew York's Catskills have long been an outdoor playground for families escaping from the city. Here's a guidebook that shows you hikes that the whole family can do. Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Ed. includes games that will keep the kids engaged and enjoying the trails. From Catskills State Park, Bear-Mountain-Harriman State Park, Hudson Highlands, Shawangunk Mountains, Southern Taconics, the Long Path, and the Appalachian Trail, there's something for everyone in this all-inclusive guidebook.Hikes detailed include shorter two- and four-mile hikes to six-plus miles and overnighters. Practical information on hiking with children -- setting a realistic pace, playing games, and encouraging personal and environmental responsibility -- make this a guidebook to recommend.

  • Brand: Brand: Mountaineers Books
  • ASIN: 0898867835

Genealogical and family history of southern New York and the Hudson River Valley : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation Volume 2

Genealogical and family history of southern New York

Genealogical and family history of southern New York and the Hudson River Valley : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation This book, "Genealogical and family history of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley Volume 2", by Cuyler Reynolds, is a replication of a book originally published before 1914. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

  • ASIN: B008BSWTR0

Hudson River Lighthouses (Images of America)

Hudson River Lighthouses (Images of

Set against the backdrop of purple mountains, lush hillsides, and tidal wetlands, the lighthouses of the Hudson River were built between 1826 and 1921 to improve navigational safety on a river teeming with freight and passenger traffic. Unlike the towering beacons of the seacoasts, these river lighthouses were architecturally diverse, ranging from short conical towers to elaborate Victorian houses. Operated by men and women who at times risked and lost their lives in service of safe navigation, these beacons have overseen more than a century of extraordinary technological and social change. Of the dozens of historic lighthouses and beacons that once dotted the Hudson River, just eight remain, including the iconic Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor's great monument to freedom and immigration, which served as an official lighthouse between 1886 and 1902. Hudson River Lighthouses invites readers to explore these unique icons and their fascinating stories.

  • ASIN: B07SRDJRW4

Hudson River State Hospital (Images of America)

Hudson River State Hospital (Images of

For 141 years, Hudson River State Hospital was home to tens of thousands of individuals suffering from mental illness. The facility grew from a 208-acre parcel in 1871 with seven patients to 752 acres with five dozen separate buildings containing nearly 6,000 patients in 1954. The main building was constructed on a Kirkbride plan, a treating philosophy centered around an ornate building of equal proportions staffed by employees who integrated dignity and compassion into health care. Famous architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux drafted the main building in 1869. The landscape was penned by Frederick Law Olmstead, perhaps best known for the design of New York City's Central Park.

  • ASIN: 1467129690

3dRose MacDonald Creative Studios - Nautical - Sailing Hudson River Valley New York nautical sailboat design. - Coffee Gift Baskets - Coffee Gift Basket (cgb_299226_1)

3dRose MacDonald Creative Studios - Nautical - Sailing

Sailing Hudson River Valley New York nautical sailboat design. Coffee Gift Basket is great for any occasion. This elegantly presented gift box comes with a 15oz mug, a biscotti cookie, 5 blends of gourmet coffee and includes a BONUS set of 4 soft coasters. Coffee selection includes French Vanilla, Kenya AA, Decaf Colombian Supremo, Chocolate and Italian Roast Espresso, sure to please a variety of coffee connoisseurs. All packaged in our signature 9" x 9" x 4" black box.

  • Brand: 3dRose
  • ASIN: B07KLQDXCM

New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns & Taverns: Storied Establishments from the City to the Hudson Valley

New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns & Taverns: Storied

New York’s Historic Inns, Restaurants, and Taverns explores the history of over forty institutions throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley that are still in existence today. Travel to the tavern where George Washington hosted a farewell dinner for his officers at the close of the American Revolution. Eat steak at one of the city’s oldest steakhouses. Rest your head in one of the original houses built by Dutch colonists in the Hudson Valley. Part historical record and part travelogue, the book tells tales about the region’s most historical and storied establishments.

  • ASIN: 1493024345

The Killing Hour

The Killing

  • ASIN: B0778V84XG

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area: Heritage Site Guidebook, Second Edition

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area: Heritage Site

New for 2016, a completely updated guide to the Heritage Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.Traveling down the Hudson River, named by Native Americans the river that flows both ways, you discover people, places, and events that made American history. The cultural, historic, and scenic resources of the Hudson Valley are so numerous, so varied, and so compelling that it’s no wonder Congress recognized the Hudson River Valley as a National Heritage Area in 1996. The National Park Service called the region the “landscape that defined America” and characterized the valley as “an exceptionally scenic landscape that has provided the setting and inspiration for new currents of American thought, art, and history.” Its political importance was demonstrated early in our history when the river played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. The many streams and waterfalls of the tributaries of the Hudson River powered early sawmills and gristmills. The river and its landscapes inspired the Hudson River school of painters. Sublime and picturesque paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher Durand depicted this unique American landscape for the world to witness. Industrialists and commercial leaders like William and John D. Rockefeller, Frederick Vander...

  • ASIN: 0997152753

3dRose Macdonald Creative Studios - Nautical - Sailing Hudson River Valley New York Nautical Sailboat Design. - 5 inch Tile Pen Holder (ph_299226_1)

3dRose Macdonald Creative Studios - Nautical - Sailing

Sailing Hudson River Valley New York nautical sailboat design. Tile Pen Holder is great on a desk or counter top. Made of high quality solid wood with a satin finish. Image displayed on one inset high gloss 4.25" x 4.25" ceramic tile. Overall size is 5" x 5" x 1 2/3" with 3- 1 1/3" top holes.

  • Brand: 3dRose
  • ASIN: B07KQPLY39

Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, Vol. 3: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of ... the Building of a Nation (Classic Reprint)

Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York

Excerpt from Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, Vol. 3: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a NationHe married, at Amsterdam, Holland, Ju dith Bayard, of French origin, sister 'of Samuel Bayard, of Amsterdam, who married Anna Stuyvesant, sister of the governor. She died in 1687, fifteen years after the gov cruor. Children: Balthazar, born in 1647, died in 1675, on the Island of Nevis; Nicho las W'illiam, mentioned below.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • ASIN: 1333777434

Great Houses of the Hudson River

Great Houses of the Hudson

The author takes readers on a palatial ride up the Hudson River to explore the spectacular homes of the Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Astors. 15,000 first printing.

  • Brand: Brand: Bulfinch
  • ASIN: 082122767X

The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley: From Saratoga Springs to New York City (Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley)

The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley:

A newly updated and revised edition of the classic and definitive guide to the best of the Hudson River Valley. “THE BEST GUIDEBOOK TO THE REGION” (The New York Times). “ELOQUENT, AMUSING, AND SENSIBLE” (The Washington Post). Over the last 20 years this has been the most trusted guide to exploring and appreciating the region’s many attractions, providing everything the visitor—and resident—needs to know: things to do and see, where to stay, where to eat, driving and walking tours, historic sites, museums, great estates, farms and vineyards, and spectacular scenery.

  • Brand: BLACK DOME PRESS
  • ASIN: 1883789494

The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War

The History of the Hudson River Valley: From

Over the next two centuries, this drowned landscape would be the site of a truly historic flowering of art, literature, architecture, innovation, and revolutionary fervor―drawing comparisons to another fertile cultural haven built around a might mighty river in Western Europe. As historian Vernon Benjamin chronicles, the Hudson River Valley has been a place of contradictions since its first settlement by Europeans. Discovered by an Englishman who claimed it for the Dutch, the region soon became home to the most vibrant trading outpost for the New World colonies―the Island of Manhattan―even as the rest of the valley retained the native beauty that would inspire artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole. Because of its unique geography and proximity to Canada, the Hudson Valley became the major theater for the battle between empires in the French and Indian War. When the colonists united in rebellion against the British several decades later, conflict came to the region once again, with decisive military engagements from Saratoga to West Point to the occupied New York Harbor. In the aftermath, New York emerged as the capital of a new nation, and wealth from the city flowed north to the burgeoning Valley, leading to a renaissance of culture and commerce that is still e...

  • Brand: Abrams Books
  • ASIN: 1590200799

The History of the Hudson River Valley Boxed Set

The History of the Hudson River Valley Boxed

The History of the Hudson River Valley, first published in two authoritative and handsome volumes, is now available as a deluxe boxed set to create the complete portrait of this fascinating and culturally important region.In these two expansive volumes, Vernon Benjamin follows the valley as it transforms into the birthplace of art, literature, innovation, and revolutionary fervor. Tracing the valley's history from the Revolutionary War, the emergence of great estates including that of the Rockefellers, the rise of distinguished politicians including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, all the way through post-9/11, The History of the Hudson River Valley Boxed Set will take a place of honor on the shelves of museums, gift shops, cultural institutions, and history buffs.Richly illustrated and scrupulously researched, Vernon Benjamin's magisterial and all-inclusive history will be the definitive text for years to come, and the lavish boxed set of his two complete volumes is the perfect gift for those interested in the region's history.

  • Brand: Abrams Books
  • ASIN: 1468315609

Good Night New York State (Good Night Our World)

Good Night New York State (Good Night Our

Good Night New York State explores the Catskill Mountains, rafting the Hudson River, apple orchards, Saratoga Springs, Jones Beach, Peace Bridge, West Point, Watkins Glen racetrack, National Museum of Play, Cooperstown, Lake Placid, and more. This charming children's board book takes young readers on a journey around the scenic state of New York. Little ones will be captivated by iconic landmarks, sights, and attractions.This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

  • Brand: Our World Of Books
  • ASIN: 1602190631

Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York

Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New

Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York is a fascinating story of a pioneering American merchant, art patron, banker, railroad entrepreneur, philanthropist and civic activist, who took part in many of the transformational political and business events of the mid-nineteenth century.Striking out from his home in Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1822, Sturges obtained a clerk position in a merchant firm in New York City and rose to become the lead partner of the largest coffee and tea trading house in New York. For five decades he rode the American wave of growth and ingenuity from the opening of the Erie Canal, through the Civil War, to the dawning of the Gilded Age--when robber barons such as his son-in-law, J.P. Morgan, were taking main stage. His intimate circle of friends and associates were a who's who of national politicians, generals, business and the arts. This meticulously researched book is a quintessential American success story. Open the book and you'll open the door into the extraordinary life and times of Jonathan Sturges.

  • ASIN: 0998037907

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson

The Hudson River has been a source of inspiration and a means of livelihood to all who have lived along its shores. It played a key role in the settling of the New World and the outcome of the Revolutionary War, and was the birthplace of the environmental movement. Now Hudson Talbott pays homage to the river that shares his name in a gorgeously illustrated, fascinating account of the river?s history. Each appealing spread sheds exciting light on the river?s strategic, economic and cultural signifi cance. Packed with facts, timelines and maps, this is a wonderful introduction to a wide range of topics including the Age of Exploration, the Erie Canal, the Industrial Age, American arts and literature and the environment. River of Dreams is truly a book with something for everyone.

  • Brand: Putnam Juvenile
  • ASIN: 0399245219

Hudson River Journey: Images from Lake Tear of the Clouds to New York Harbor

Hudson River Journey: Images from Lake Tear of

This stunning photographic journey follows the path of the Hudson River from north to south, through the Catskills and the surrounding valley region, all the way to New York City. Bursting with historical, cultural, and natural abundance, the Hudson River Valley region has captured the imaginations and the hearts of generations of writers, artists, and adventurers. Now two Hudson Valley natives have teamed up to capture the beauty and the passion of this special region. More than 100 full-color photos lavishly display the varied terrain from the sheer, abrupt cliffs of the Shawangunk range to the quiet, tidal backwaters along the river and the serene mystique of the fertile countryside. From covered bridges to lighthouses, from ice climbing to bucolic vistas, there is something here for every set of eyes. Photos are gracefully complemented with rich text from one of the region's most experienced and dedicated travel writers. 95 color photographs, appendix

  • Brand: Brand: Countryman Press
  • ASIN: 0881505943

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living

The Hudson River is one of the great rivers of the world. Not long ago, it was seriously threatened by pollution. Now it is coming back to life as a waterway where fish and birds can thrive again—a river valued once more by communities along its shores.The sloop Clearwater, founded by folksinger Pete Seeger, has been at the vanguard of this river revival. The environmental education program on board the sloop has taught thousands of children and adults to love the river. Building on its achievements, The Hudson, brings a wealth of knowledge to a wider audience.Covering the full sweep of the river’s natural history and human heritage, this book introduces readers to the river’s diversity of plants and wildlife, to the geological forces that created it, to the people who explored and settled its banks, to its enduring place in American history and art, and to the battles waged over its environmental preservation. This revised edition also includes new information on the importance of the Hudson’s watershed, the impacts of invasive species, and the latest data on the river’s toxic PCB contamination, as well as new scholarship on the river’s history.In engaging illustrations, maps, and text––distilled from the best research on the Hudson’s habitat and history––t...

  • Brand: Brand: Rutgers University Press
  • ASIN: 0813539161

The Hudson: A History

The Hudson: A

Flowing through a valley of sublime scenery, the Hudson River uniquely connects America’s past with its present and future. This book traces the course of the river through four centuries, recounting the stories of explorers and traders, artists and writers, entrepreneurs and industrialists, ecologists and preservationists—those who have been shaped by the river as well as those who have helped shape it. Their compelling narratives attest to the Hudson River’s distinctive place in American history and the American imagination.Among those who have figured in the history of the Hudson are Benedict Arnold, Alexander Hamilton, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Astors and the Vanderbilts, and Thomas Cole of the Hudson River school. Their stories appear here, alongside those of such less famous individuals as the surveyor who found the source of the Hudson and the engineer who tried to build a hydroelectric plant at Storm King Mountain. Inviting us to view the river from a wider perspective than ever before, this entertaining and enlightening book is worthy of its grand subject. 

  • ASIN: 0300119909

The History of The Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times

The History of The Hudson River Valley: From

Called “thoroughly informative and approachable” by The New York Times, Vernon Benjamin’s The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War presented nearly 250 years of the Hudson River Valley’s dynamic past with unmatched richness and detail. And now with The History of the Hudson River Valley: from the Civil War to Modern Times, Benjamin completes his historical account of the region by taking readers from the post-Civil War period into the present day.   Here we see the formation of the great estates of the Valley, including the Rockefellers, Sunnyside, and Olana, and the book shows us how the turn to the twentieth century brought a new era of population growth and prosperity to the region. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes his first political steps in the New York senate during this time, and Thomas Dewey’s work as the New York State governor morphed him into a viable candidate on the national political stage as well. In short, the twentieth-century Hudson River Valley was a hotbed of wealth, influence, and culture, a vibrant scene of American development as significant as any our country has seen.   By taking his narrative all the way into the post-September 11th present moment, Vernon Benjamin finishes his engaging, readable, and co...

  • Brand: Abrams Books
  • ASIN: 1468311247
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