Biography of a River. The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley.

New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1969. First edition. Hardcover. 10" x 6.75". 224pp. Blue cloth covered boards with black lettering on spine; in original decorative white dust jacket with mild edge wear; else a near fine copy. Edited by Alec Thomas and illustrated with over 200 black and white photos. This is the "lively, vivid portrait of the aspirations and dreams of the people who have made the area their home an helped shape its future, from the earliest settlers over three centuries ago to the more recent congregations of artists. The book brings together past, present, and future in an unforgettable journey through one of the country's most beautiful and historically important areas. John Mylod vividly recreates some of the major Revolutionary War battles waged in this area, including the famous Battle of Saratoga, which resulted in Geral Burgoyne's surrender to the Americas. Battles, the large trading-company monopolies, Indian settlements, whaling ships, and the showboat era are but a few of the subjects covered in the book." Item #6937
ISBN: 0912882441

Price: $15.00

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