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Paperback, 64 pages
“Know thyself” is good advice; one fascinating, deeply satisfying path to self-knowledge is through your own relatives and ancestors. This workbook helps bring you in direct, active contact with your heritage, using the tools of genealogy.
Paperback, 128 pages
Overcoming the physical challenges of mountain life and the societal obstacles they faced because of their gender, Catskills’ most fearless women are revealed by local historian Richard Heppner.
Paperback, 176 pages
In this journey through 500 million years,Written in Stone translates the slow motion of geologic time into a gripping account of the tearing down and reconstruction of the land, fossil records, past climates, the birth of oceans, the rifting of the ocean floor, the movement of glaciers, the evolution of plants and animals, and the coming of man the forces that shaped our familiar landscape from New Jersey to Maine.
Paperback, 200 pages
This fascinating new history of the Catskills of New York showcases more than two hundred of the best, most evocative vintage postcards available. From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this “golden age,” and even some from later years, can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores and five and dimes across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America’s history.
Paperback, 212 pages
Burr, Clinton and the Falls of General Benjamin Hovey highlights the triumphs and falls of Vice Presidents Aaron Burr, George Clinton and a minuteman, General Benjamin Hovey, as well as chronicling the land boom and canal mania that followed the Revolutionary War.
A historical guide to 325 sites throughout all 20 townships and the city of Kingston in New York State’s Ulster County illustrate the variety and changing architectural styles that have appeared over nearly 300 years in the Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountains. Includes 340 Illustrations and a foreword by Joan K. Davidson Ulster County, New York. Paperback. By William B. Rhoads. 376 pages.
The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Youngest child of the restaurant’s founder, Elaine Freed Lindenblatt shares what it was like to be raised in the fishbowl of a round-the-clock family operation enhanced with photos, memorabilia and a closely guarded recipe. By Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, softcover, 265 pp., illustrations.
Shortly before he died, Mike Todd, the reknown Catskill Mountain bear hunter, woodsman, story-teller and musician shared the story of his life with Norman Studer. Supplement with taped interviews and interviews with friends and neighbors, the book is an engrossing story of a simple life living off the land in the Catskill Mountains. Softcover, 119 pp., illustrations.
Dramatic, ready-to-color illustrations of men and women including Nathan Hale, George Washington, Molly Pitcher and other legendary figures along with information about each. By Peter F. Copeland, softcover, 44 pp., line drawings.
Spanning three generations, an American Colonial Family of eight is shown in period attire in a variety of situations as they live out the drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath. By Tom Tierney, softcover, 15 plates and historical information, full color drawings.
Delightful depictions of garb for every occasion for a Victorian mother, father and two children. The family dog and cat, as well as assorted headgear, parasols and other period accessories complete this engaging collection of authentic Victorian-era costumes that will delight paper doll fans of all ages. By Brenda Sneathen Mattox, softcover, 13 plates, full color drawings.