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The Hudson Valley

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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The History of the Hudson River Valley, From Wilderness to the Civil War

USE600
Vernon Benjamin
Overlook Press
2014
512
1590200799
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A scrupulously researched history of the Hudson River Valley. As the author notes, the valley has long been a place of contradictions -- a beautiful region that inspired artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole and a backdrop to the horrors of both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. We also carry volume two (NYS126).
$45.00

Fodor's New York City's 25 Best

USE36
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.99

Moon Handbook Hudson River Valley

NYC154
Nikki Goth Itoi
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
265
1631210041
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An insider's view of this scenic New York City getaway, from the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt mansions to the Dutchess wine trail and fly-fishing in the Catskills.
$17.99

Hudson Valley Map

NYS120
JIMAPCO
2010
1
1569144958
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Displaying the cities, towns, roadways and parks from Albany to New York City, including most of Delaware and Sullivan counties.
$6.95

New York City Map

NYC207
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093039
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City

CND205
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
146545716X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City.
$14.00

Hudson River Journey

NYC98
Joanne Michaels, Hardie Truesdale (Photographer)
Countryman Press
2003
127
0881505943
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A photo-essay on suggested places to visit in the Hudson River Valley.
$29.95

The Adirondack Book, A Complete Guide

NYS19
Elizabeth Folwell, Annie Stoltie
Berkshire House Publishers
2008
320
1581570856
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, locally-produced travel guide mixing history, nature and anecdote with a shipload of practical information. It features extensive listings and descriptions of attractions and activities for the outdoor enthusiast.
$18.95

1776

USA189
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
755
1594131430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively bestseller 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.
$18.00

Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point

USE71
Stephen Ambrose, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Introduction), Andrew J. Goodpaster (Afterword)
Johns Hopkins University Press
1999
377
0801862930
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.00

Hudson River Panorama, A Passage Through Time

NYS107
John Stilgoe (Contributor), Christine Miles (Foreword), Tammis K. Groft, W. Douglas McCombs
SUNY
2009
134
1438432569
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The staff of the Albany Institute of History & Art produced this inviting book to accompany a 2009 exhibition of the same name commemorating Henry Hudson's 1609 exploration of the river.
$29.95

Mohonk, Mountain House and Preserve

USE272
Roberta Josephson
Arcadia
2002
128
0738511048
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.
$21.99

New York, Portrait of a City

NYC264
Reuel Golden
Taschen
2013
190
3836532166
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Evoking the energy of the city that never sleeps, this homage includes 150 oversized photos alongside quotes from literary figures including Ellison, Salinger, Fitzgerald and Wharton.
$9.99

The Adirondacks, A History of America's First Wilderness

NYS16
Paul Schneider
Henry Holt
1998
416
0805059903
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A breezy and entertaining portrait of the forests, rivers, mountains and lakes that make up a good portion of upstate New York.
$21.99

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

NYS75
Robert F., Jr. Dalzell
Henry Holt and Company
2008
333
0805088571
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural history of Kykuit, the dynastic seat built high above the Hudson River, home to three generations of the Rockefeller family.
$22.99

The Hudson River, From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan

NYS44
Jake Rajs, Joan K. Davidson (Introduction)
Monacelli Press
2006
256
1580931723
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lush, visual celebration of the Hudson River Valley's historic towns, mansions and wilderness includes color photos paired with the writings of luminaries including Washington Irving, Charles Dickens and Robert Caro.
$25.00

The Hudson, A History

NYS46
Tom Lewis
Yale University Press
2007
352
0300104243
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.00

The Hudson, America's River

NYS68
Frances Dunwell
Columbia University Press
2008
400
0231136412
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly illustrated, devotedly researched history of the great river from Dutch settlements to modern-day issues.
$29.95

The Island at the Center of the World

NYC153
Russell Shorto
Random House
2005
416
1400078679
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

The Making of American Resorts: Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Lake George

NYS25
Theodore Corbett
Rutgers
2001
286
0813528429
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of America's first tourist resorts, all of which were located in the Hudson Valley and the Adirondacks and catered to the Manhattan elite.
$32.95

Landscape Gardens on the Hudson

NYS111
Robert M. Toole
Aa Balkema
2010
184
1883789680
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Toole surveys the history of the great estates, the Romatic Age and the birth of American landscape architecture in this illustrated survey.
$24.95

Winslow Homer Watercolors

USE85
Helen A. Cooper
Yale University Press
1987
260
0300039972
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An examination of the watercolors of one of America's beloved artists, Winslow Homer. This is a valuable book for anyone wishing to understand Homer's work and the American watercolor tradition.
$39.95

Conversations on the Hudson

USE605
Nick Hand
Princeton Architectural Press
2014
112
1616892242
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Nick Hand chronicles a one-of-a-kind 500-mile bicycle trip up the Hudson River, detailing his encounters with a seed librarian, a printer, a brewer, a sheep farmer and a distiller, among many others.
$24.95

FDR

USE409
Jean Edward Smith
Random House
2008
880
1400061210
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.00

North River

NYS57
Pete Hamill
Back Bay Books
2008
341
0316007994
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Rabble in Arms

USE574
Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Down East Books
1996
586
0892723866
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

The Hudson River in Literature, An Anthology

NYC20
Arthur G. Adams (Editor)
1998
338
0823212025
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.00

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

NYC23
Washington Irving
Penguin
2014
368
0143107534
PAPER
Literature
9/30/2014
0
0
0
0
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. The collection includes Washington Irving’s best-known literary creations: Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman and Rip Van Winkle.
$11.00

The Reserve

NYS69
Russell Banks
HarperCollins
2009
0061430269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

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50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley

NYC90
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Countryman Press
2014
311
1581571909
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This recently revised guide in the Explorer's Guides series recommends 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County. Most hikes are within two hours of New York City.
$21.95

The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley

USE197
Tim Mulligan, Stan Skardinski (Illustrator)
Black Dome Press
2007
262
1883789494
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An insightful, well informed guide to where to go and what to do along both sides of the Hudson from Saratoga Springs to New York City.
$17.95

The Encyclopedia of New York City

NYC12
Kenneth T. Jackson, New York Historical Society
Yale University Press
2010
1600
0300114656
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of this fantastic reference has everything you've ever wanted to know about New York City.
$65.00

Half Moon, Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World

NYS91
Douglas Hunter
Bloomsbury USA
2010
336
1608190986
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
Published in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's remarkable voyage. Sailor and scholar Hunter explores all the backstage drama and importance of the 1609 adventure that put New York on the map.
$18.00

Gardens of the Hudson Valley

NYS109
Steve Gross, Susan Daley
Monacelli Press
2010
224
1580932770
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Photographers Daley and Gross capture the landscape along the Hudson River and the gardens that have been integrated into it. They have selected 25 gardens, from formal Gilded Age estate gardens to private gardens among the forests and rolling hills.
$50.00

Glories of the Hudson, Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Olana

NYS106
Evelyn D. Trebilcock
Cornell University Press
2009
96
0801448433
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The companion book to an exhibition at Church's Persian-inspired estate on the Hudson features 83 sketches and paintings.
$24.95

O Albany!

NYS15
William Kennedy
Viking
1983
402
0140074163
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A spirited history, street guide and memoir, subtitled "Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels."
$17.00

The Mightier Hudson, The Spirited Revival of a Treasured Landscape

NYS116
Roger D. Stone
Lyons Press
2012
256
0762763957
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Environmentalist and journalist Stone celebrates the Hudson River and its transformation in this thoroughly enjoyable account of conservation efforts by friends and colleagues in the region. With line drawings by Michael Sloan.
$24.95

The Hudson River

NYS73
Gregg Miller
Rizzoli International
2008
224
0847831523
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
One hundred panoramic photos capture the natural beauty of this majestic river and its attractions through the seasons. Produced in association with Scenic Hudson.
$50.00

For Kids

A Day in the Life of Murphy

NYS41
Alice Provensen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
40
0689848846
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A illustrated chronicle of the adventures, pleasures and perils of life on the farm by the Caldecott-winning author and illustrator.
$17.99

One Day in the Woods

NYS97
Jean Craighead George
HarperTrophy
1995
64
0064420175
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Rebecca discovers many things about plant and animal life when she spends the day in Teatown Woods in the Hudson Highlands of New York looking for the ovenbird in this chapter book for ages 7-9.
$4.99

Frightful's Mountain

NYS99
Jean Craighead George
Puffin
2001
258
0141312351
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The third book of a series that began with My Side of the Mountain is told from the falcon Frightful's viewpoint, as she must now survive on her own where human encroachment, winter and famine threaten.
$6.99

Hudson

NAM57
Janice Weaver
Tundra Books
2010
64
0887768148
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This biography of Henry Hudson focuses on his expeditions, discoveries and contributions. Geared toward ages 8-12.
$22.95

My Side of the Mountain

NYC19
Jean Craighead George
Puffin
2004
192
0142401110
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Newbery-winning novel, most popular of all of Jean Craighead George's many books, about a kid who really did run away from home and learn to thrive in the wilderness, memorably set in the Catskills. It's a suspenseful tale of discovery, adventure -- and growth -- that will capture the imagination of 9-12 year olds.
$6.99

My Side of the Mountain Trilogy

NYS96
Jean Craighead George
Dutton Inc.
2000
602
0525462694
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
My Side of the Mountain, the Newbery-Honor winning book of 1959, is joined with its successors -- On the Far Side of the Mountain and Frightful's Mountain -- in this trilogy.
$24.99

On the Far Side of the Mountain

NYS98
Jean Craighead George
Puffin
2001
179
0141312416
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister Alice runs away to join him in a tree house of her own and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer. A sequel to My Side of the Mountain.
$6.99