• In the 16th century, the converts to the new Calvinist religion in the southern Netherlands fought on the losing side in the revolution against Spain and the Catholic Church. Unsuccessful in their battle to win the right to worship as they wished in their homeland, where they were treated as criminals, they wandered stateless for decades and finally crossed the Atlantic in the company of Dutch entrepreneurs to populate important areas of the New World. These refugees from the southern provinces, whose new neighbors were Dutch, gradually forgot that they were not ethnically Dutch but Walloon and Flemish, from a part of the world that is now known as Belgium. This book is an effort to retell their frequently distorted and even suppressed story.
  • The lore of Lake George and its individual islands, drawn from the author’s forty-two years as a New York State ranger and ranger supervisor there. Frank Leobruno blends history, description and reminiscences of people he has met, Lake George natives and campers, for a book at once informative and warmly intimate.
  • Like his three previous books in this series, this fourth and final volume is a monumental atlas. It covers the Catskills region from the Hudson Valley to the West Branch Delaware River Valley. Included are the Ulster & Delaware; the Delaware & Northern; the New York, Ontario & Western’s Delhi Branch; and the Catskill Mountain Railroad with its connecting narrow-gauged lines in Greene County. A series of short lines that served individual industries and construction sites are also described along with a few railroads that were partially built but never completed. Included are brief chronologies of the two recent tourist lines: the (second) Catskill Mountain Railroad and the Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride. A catalog of 379 railroad-related industries and facilities is included, and each rail line is illustrated in detail on 191 maps.
  • This is an addendum of supplemental and updated material for Volume 4 of this series, Where Did the Tracks Go in the Catskills? It contains 31 new maps and detailed text for cattle passes, charcoal kilns, quarries, logging lines and other industries, as well as emergences from reservoirs, construction, and relocations.
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    The result of more than 40 years of research on the Catskill forest, The Catskill Forest includes 25 maps showing the distribution of species and forest-products industries in addition to a full-color, large, fold-out map that shows the extent of the first growth forest, second and third growth forest, agricultural lands, burned areas, reforested areas, and landslides. Five sections look at plant migrations to the region following the last glaciation, the impact of people on the forest, the forest regrown, mountain ranges, forest industries. A must for anyone who loves the Catskills.
  • Hundreds of treasure hunters have scoured the Catskills around Phoenicia, looking for the millions that Prohibition-era gangster Dutch Schultz is said to have stashed somewhere underground. This book tells the story of Schultz, who for a time was the most powerful gangster in America, and of the treasure he is believed to have hidden near Phoenicia before meeting his violent end in a Newark tavern on October 23, 1935.  His dying words, recorded by a police stenographer, give tantalizing clues to the location of his vast fortune. The book was also featured on Fox Cable's "Million Dollar Mysteries."
  • In her third book on the Mohicans, Shirley Dunn surveys their important role in the history of colonial New York: their interactions with Europeans, their relations with other powerful tribes including the Mohawks and Esopus Indians, and their participation in military events.
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    Major Robert Rogers of Rogers’ Rangers is not only one of the most famous men to come out of colonial America, he is also one of the most fascinating.  Reprinted from the rare 1769 Dublin edition, this definitive edition of the Journals, with commentary, is a must for all who want to understand Rogers’ place in American history.  Detailed drawings by historical artist Gary Zaboly, along with his page-length captions, illustrate key scenes, weapons, clothing and equipment of the Rangers, Native Americans and other key players in the drama.
  • The many-faceted history of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge by the respected author and Pulitzer Prize winner Carleton Mabee.
  • A lavishly illustrated volume about the Adirondacks during the first three centuries after European arrival: the place, the Native American peoples there and the name, drawing on first -hand written sources and maps of the time.
  • A comprehensive illustrated history of Delaware County encompassing peoples and settlement, industries and agriculture, transportation and tourism, wartime, the coming of the reservoirs, and the shifting economy and demographics of recent times.
  • "This illustrated history of the Seven Years War fought in North America is an excellent primer for any student of eighteenth century military history.  It concisely tells the story of conflict in the wilderness and how the colonists of New France and New England, reinforced by regulars from their mother countries and with their respective Indian allies, made war North American-style."  -- Lt. Colonel Ian McCullough, Canadian Forces Former Commanding Officer, The Black Watch Regiment of Canada.

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