My Kind of Country: Favorite Writings about New York / Edition 1

My Kind of Country: Favorite Writings about New York / Edition 1

by Carl Lamson Carmer

ISBN-10: 081560310X

ISBN-13: 9780815603108

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Product Details

Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
New York Classics Series
Edition description:
1st Syracuse University Press ed
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Song for Orleans County1
Upstate Is a Country1
Author's Note19
Windfall Fiddle19
The Civil War and Me34
Boy Reading40
Bride of Apollo42
Melanchthon Woolsey Stryker45
A Reminiscence of John V. A. Weaver - Notes for a Biographer48
Fiorello La Guardia54
The Exile (Farewell to the Adirondacks)63
To Make a River64
Apple Pickers69
Proud Lady-Ghosts70
Nathan Meets the Prophet Elijah76
Hanging Day93
"O the Ee-rye-ee Was Risin'"101
Author's Note105
How John Darling Went Fishing and Caught a Bride105
Philetus Bumpus108
The Whooper Swan of Olivebridge110
Cupola Song117
Hudson River Aesthete118
America's Victorian Homes133
The Fowlers, Practical Phrenologists137
O Ye Great Waters!149
The Ghost of the River Octagon152
Three Crops155
Woods Secret167
"I Am a Cayuga"168
Budgets as Death Warrants177
The Big Party179
The Champlain Valley182
The Climber194
The Years of Grace195
The Mad Poet of Broadway203
The Family Mountains213
Author's Note216
When a Bronx Cheer Was a Gardaloo216
The Adventures of Cooper's Famous Scout, Natty Bumppo219
Foreword to Legends from the Shawangunk223
Rattlesnake Hunter225
The Lavender Evening Dress231
The Lesson235
"You Can't Win Looking Back"236
The Wraith on Cedar Street240
The Womanish Man243
Three Decades and a River247
How Boscobel Was Saved251
Twilight of the Storm King260
The Heart's Memory262

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