The Hudson River Valley Reader

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2009 marks the 400th Anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River and it's valley, which was first discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 while about the ship Half Moon. This literary anthology covers the history and literary heritage of the valley through its many lives.

 

The book begins with a natural history of the valley, from it's creation, carved out my mighty glaciers between the Catskill and Berkshire mountain ranges all the way...

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Overview

2009 marks the 400th Anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River and it's valley, which was first discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 while about the ship Half Moon. This literary anthology covers the history and literary heritage of the valley through its many lives.

 

The book begins with a natural history of the valley, from it's creation, carved out my mighty glaciers between the Catskill and Berkshire mountain ranges all the way to its existing geography.

 

The second part is a literary homage to the river and the valley including works by John Burroughs, Washington Irving, James Fennimore Cooper and many others.

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To commemorate Henry Hudson's 1609 exploration of the river that bears his name, you can start with Edward C. Goodman's The Hudson River Valley Reader. This well-planned 400-page anthology encompasses the entire story, from the river's geological origins to the literary works that it inspired, with selections from John Burroughs, Washington Irving, James Fennimore Cooper, and numerous others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616823764
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward C Goodman is the General  Editor of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals at Columbia University. He edited Carl Sanburg's Abraham Lincoln: The Illustrated Edition and Fire!: The 100 Most Devastating Fires

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