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Hudson: a History

Lewis, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0300104243 / ISBN 13: 9780300104240
Edité par Yale, VA, 2005
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Near Fine Hardcover
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A bright, tight edition signed by the author on the half-title page. DJ are uncut; clean & colorful. Text is clean & sharp throughout. N° de réf. du libraire WS10574

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Titre : Hudson: a History

Éditeur : Yale, VA

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Illustrated

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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The Hudson River has always played a vital role in American culture. Flowing through a valley of sublime scenery, the great 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.

Synopsis:

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.


 

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