• 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 result of more than 40 years of research on the Catskill forest, The Catskill Forest: A History by Dr. Michael Kudish 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, and forest industries. A must for anyone who loves the Catskills.
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    New York City's water system is an engineering marvel, delivering 1.3 billion gallons of water daily to nine million people.  Now in its third printing, Liquid Assets presents a detailed history of the system, encompassing engineering, political and social history. The 2016 expanded edition includes 36 new pages and a portfolio of color photos detailing infrastructure projects, watershed protection programs, conservation efforts and recreation and historic preservation initiatives launched since original publication in 1999.
  • "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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    A third, revised and expanded edition of the definitive look at how the Catskill Mountains we see today were formed and sculpted by the movement of glaciers during the Ice Age, by the geologists and popular science writers Robert and Johanna Titus.
  • Kudish’s hand-drawn maps detail track routes and pinpoint, by industry, where forest product factories, mines, creameries, hotels and other businesses reliant on railroads were located.  The second half of the book contains detailed maps of each segment of New York Central’s Ottawa and St. Laurence divisions, including lines built to serve specific companies. 100+ maps and illustrations.
  • Volume 2 includes railroads which diverged from the New York Central Main Line into the Adirondacks from the south, concentrating on the Adirondack Division, its branches, and its connecting short lines. A large section is devoted to the Adirondack Scenic Railway. Over 150 maps and illustrations.
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    Volume 3 follows the Delaware & Hudson from Whitehall to the Canadian border. All its branches and connecting lines are described. Over 190 maps and illustrations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A succinct biography for young readers of the life and heroism of a sixteen-year old girl who rode through the Hudson Valley to call out her father’s troops to repel British attack during the Revolutionary War.  V.T. Dacquino tells of his sleuth work uncovering her authentic story.
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