"Hudson River Towns ... is more than a great last-minute gift idea, a snappy new coffee table guide book (and advertisement for) our greater region, and the latest in Michaels' ongoing paean to this area. It's a work of art, where the text and layout all serve to support the mastery of Truesdale's sumptuous photographs."— Woodstock Times
"Beautiful to behold, fascinating to read, Hudson River Towns ... is a captivating journey to communities along both sides of the mighty Hudson."— Kingston Daily Freeman
"Truesdale and Michaels have harvested a feast of sights and observations and arranged them with artful care ... Both are nuanced observers and expert framers and communicators; the result is a loving, honest homage to our area's natural and civilized beauty."— Chronogram
"With everything from breathtaking mountain vistas and charming countryside views to dramatic glimpses of urban renewal (and, in some cases, decay), Hudson River Towns sheds light on the region we've come to love."— Hudson Valley Magazine
"Once again, Hardie Truesdale and Joanne Michaels have captured the essence of the Hudson River Valley in their new book profiling river communities up and down the Hudson. Readers will be drawn in by the unique perspective and sheer beauty revealed by Truesdale's extraordinary eye, and captivated by Michael's vibrant narrative, replete with historic and contemporary facts described in colorful detail. This book paints a beautiful portrait that honors the past and looks toward the future."— John Cronin, Director and CEO, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs, Pace University"