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

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The first paperback edition of a 1966 collection of Carmer's favorite pieces, drawn from his three decades of work as a historian, writer, and editor. He mixes reminiscences with folklore, verse, and portraits of people in upstate New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815603108
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Series: New York Classics Series
  • Edition description: 1st Syracuse University Press ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Song for Orleans County 1
Upstate Is a Country 1
Author's Note 19
Windfall Fiddle 19
The Civil War and Me 34
Boy Reading 40
Bride of Apollo 42
Melanchthon Woolsey Stryker 45
A Reminiscence of John V. A. Weaver - Notes for a Biographer 48
Fiorello La Guardia 54
The Exile (Farewell to the Adirondacks) 63
To Make a River 64
Apple Pickers 69
Proud Lady-Ghosts 70
Nathan Meets the Prophet Elijah 76
Cooperstown 82
Hanging Day 93
"O the Ee-rye-ee Was Risin'" 101
Author's Note 105
How John Darling Went Fishing and Caught a Bride 105
Philetus Bumpus 108
The Whooper Swan of Olivebridge 110
Cupola Song 117
Hudson River Aesthete 118
America's Victorian Homes 133
The Fowlers, Practical Phrenologists 137
O Ye Great Waters! 149
The Ghost of the River Octagon 152
Three Crops 155
Woods Secret 167
"I Am a Cayuga" 168
Budgets as Death Warrants 177
The Big Party 179
The Champlain Valley 182
The Climber 194
The Years of Grace 195
The Mad Poet of Broadway 203
Green-Gown 210
The Family Mountains 213
Author's Note 216
When a Bronx Cheer Was a Gardaloo 216
The Adventures of Cooper's Famous Scout, Natty Bumppo 219
Foreword to Legends from the Shawangunk 223
Rattlesnake Hunter 225
The Lavender Evening Dress 231
The Lesson 235
"You Can't Win Looking Back" 236
The Wraith on Cedar Street 240
The Womanish Man 243
Three Decades and a River 247
How Boscobel Was Saved 251
Twilight of the Storm King 260
The Heart's Memory 262
Index 265
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