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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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The Hudson, A History

The Hudson, A History

by Tom Lewis

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This scholarly, illustrated history of the Hudson River traces its course through four centuries, recounting the stories of those who have been shaped by the river as well as those who helped shape it. (NYS46, $20.00)

Mohonk, Mountain House and Preserve

by Roberta Josephson

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

The history of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. (USE272, $21.99)

Moon Handbook Hudson River Valley

Moon Handbook Hudson River Valley

by Nikki Goth Itoi

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

Hudson River Valley native Nikki Goth Itoi offers an insider's view of this scenic New York City getaway, from touring the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt mansions to the Dutchess wine trail and fly-fishing in the Catskills. (NYC154, $16.99)

New York State Map

by American Map

  • 2007
  • MAP

A road map of New York at a scale of 1:710,000. (NYS87, $7.95)

 

New York City Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A convenient folded, laminated map of New York City. One side is a detailed map of Manhattan south of 96th St, and includes northern Brooklyn. On the other side is a full index, a larger-scale regional map, and a map of the subway. (NYC207, $8.95)

Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City

Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City. (CND205, $14.00)

Fodor's New York City's 25 Best

Fodor's New York City's 25 Best


by Fodor's

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A shirt-pocket guide to New York City, featuring a detailed, fold-out map centered on Midtown. With suggested itineraries, walks and top 25 sights. (USE36, $12.99)

1776

1776


by David McCullough

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 755 PAGES

This lively best-seller tells the early history of the Revolutionary War, bringing to life an extraordinary period and a vast array of characters on both sides of the conflict. (USA189, $18.00)

Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point

Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point


by Stephen Ambrose | Dwight D. Eisenhower | Andrew J. Goodpaster

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 377 PAGES

The renowned historian follows the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, beginning with its formation during the Revolutionary War. First published in 1966, this updated edition brings the story of the academy into the present (USE71, $25.00)

The Adirondacks, A History of America's First Wilderness

The Adirondacks, A History of America's First Wilderness


by Paul Schneider

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

A breezy and entertaining portrait of the forests, rivers, mountains and lakes that make up a good portion of upstate New York. (NYS16, $21.99)

The House the Rockefellers Built, A Tale of Money, Taste, and Power in Twentieth-Century America

The House the Rockefellers Built, A Tale of Money, Taste, and Power in Twentieth-Century America


by Robert F., Jr. Dalzell

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 333 PAGES

A cultural history of Kykuit, the dynastic seat built high above the Hudson River, home to three generations of the Rockefeller family. (NYS75, $20.99)

The Hudson, America's River

The Hudson, America's River


by Frances Dunwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A richly illustrated, devotedly researched history of the great river from Dutch settlements to modern-day issues. (NYS68, $29.95)

The Island at the Center of the World

The Island at the Center of the World


by Russell Shorto

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Shorto's popular history of New Amsterdam tells in colorful detail how the short-lived Dutch colony established principles of tolerance, multiculturalism and modern capitalism in New York City and colonial America. (NYC153, $16.95)

Landscape Gardens on the Hudson


by Robert M. Toole

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

Toole surveys the history of the great estates, the Romatic Age and the birth of American landscape architecture in this illustrated survey. (NYS111, $24.95)

FDR

FDR


by Jean Edward Smith

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 880 PAGES

Smith presents a multi-faceted study of the complex American president, detailing his diverse roles as commander-in-chief, leader of a social revolution and statesman, and exploring his personal life and the physical disabilities that he hid from the general public. (USE409, $20.00)

North River

North River


by Pete Hamill

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 341 PAGES

Wounded in the war, abandoned by his wife and daughter, threatened by the mob, Dr. James Finbar Delanay improbably finds love in Hamill's rich tale, evocatively set in the 1930s West Village. (NYS57, $15.00)

Rabble in Arms

Rabble in Arms


by Kenneth Lewis Roberts

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 586 PAGES

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, originally published in 1933, which has as its center the military campaigns of Benedict Arnold. (USE574, $18.95)

The Hudson River in Literature, An Anthology

The Hudson River in Literature, An Anthology


by Arthur G. Adams

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 338 PAGES

A collection of poems and excerpts from novels and essays about life, work and travel on and near the Hudson before the 20th century. With 65 period illustrations of sites and homes. (NYC20, $27.00)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories


by Washington Irving

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 638 PAGES

The most famous works by one of America's early master storytellers -- some more frightful than others. Many are set in and around New England and Hudson Bay. (NYC23, $10.00)

The Reserve

The Reserve


by Russell Banks

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER

Not all is well at Tamarack Reserve in Bank's absorbing tale of class, politics, family and lunacy -- set in the Adirondacks in the 1930s. Loosely based on the life of noted illustrator, womanizer and independent-thinker Rockwell Kent, the Spanish Civil War and Hindenberg also intrude on the cozy familiarity of the startlingly beautiful summer retreat. (NYS69, $14.99)

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