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Old 02-07-2021, 03:24 PM   #21
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The 21 Mine by Jeffrey Kelly is a fictionalized story of an escape from a shock incarceration camp near Port Henry. It's got some good mining history, a bit of local economy and culture. Anyone wants it PM and I'll drop it in the mail, bought it at a used book sale on dime day, the postage is on me.
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Old 02-10-2021, 07:51 PM   #22
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Man of the Woods - Herbert F Keith
Amazing history on the Oswegatchie river and the town of Wanakena in the early 20th century.
Adventures in the Wilderness - W.H.H Murray
This book is credited with driving a tourism boom in the Adk’s in the late 1800’s.
Adirondack Takes - W.H.H Murray
More tales from exploration of the 1800’s wilderness.
The Adirondacks: Fulton Chain — Big Moose Region - Joseph H Grady
Localized, detailed history of the region referenced in the title.
Woodswoman and Beyond Black Bear Lake - Anne LaBastille
About a young female ecologist journey with building a home deep in the ADK away from civilization.
An Adirondack Passage - Christine Jerome
A more recent book where the author follows famed ADK paddler/explorer George W. Sears (aka nessmuk)’s famed “Old forge to Paul Smiths” paddle route.
The life and Adventures of Nat Foster - A.L Byron Curtis
Biographical history about famed hunter/trapper Nat Foster
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Old 02-20-2021, 10:16 AM   #23
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I am currently re-reading Donaldson's two-volume history of the Adirondacks.
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Old 08-13-2021, 01:00 PM   #24
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A recently released book looking at the creation of the APA (love it or hate it), is titled A Wild Idea by Brad Edmondson. Together with the Adirondack Museum, there will be a documentary on PBS in the fall as well. The book is currently available for 30% off the cover price through the website. There are lots of interviews at the website with the author and people he interviewed that became the material for the book. www.awildidea.com

I just finished An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. It was tough to stick with it, but all the regional connections helped me persevere. It was written in the 1920's based on actual events of 1906 and really raised some eyebrows at the time. All the descriptions of getting around upstate NY via trolley and trains is agonizing from my perspective as someone who abhors the resources we put into roads for personal vehicles. That's the American tragedy in my view.
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Old 11-24-2021, 10:57 AM   #25
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O'Hern's Moose River Plains book

William "Jay" O'Hern's newest book is out now: "The Adirondacks' - Moose River Plains Vol. 1 - Life Around the Indian Clearing," and his book about Adirondack logging is excellent too.

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