The Catskills

Author by : Stephen M. Silverman
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Publisher by : Knopf
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Description : The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties—Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster, Schoharie; America’s first great vacationland; the subject of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings that captured the almost godlike majesty of the mountains and landscapes, the skies, waterfalls, pastures, cliffs . . . refuge and home to poets and gangsters, tycoons and politicians, preachers and outlaws, musicians and spiritualists, outcasts and rebels . . . Stephen Silverman and Raphael Silver tell of the turning points that made the Catskills so vital to the development of America: Henry Hudson’s first spotting the distant blue mountains in 1609; the New York State constitutional convention, resulting in New York’s own Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and its own constitution, causing the ire of the invading British army . . . the Catskills as a popular attraction in the 1800s, with the construction of the Catskill Mountain House and its rugged imitators that offered WASP guests “one-hundred percent restricted” accommodations (“Hebrews will knock vainly for admission”), a policy that remained until the Catskills became the curative for tubercular patients, sending real-estate prices plummeting and the WASP enclave on to richer pastures . . . Here are the gangsters (Jack “Legs” Diamond and Dutch Schultz, among them) who sought refuge in the Catskill Mountains, and the resorts that after World War II catered to upwardly mobile Jewish families, giving rise to hundreds of hotels inspired by Grossinger’s, the original “Disneyland with knishes”—the Concord, Brown’s Hotel, Kutsher’s Hotel, and others—in what became known as the Borscht Belt and Sour Cream Alps, with their headliners from movies and radio (Phil Silvers, Eddie Cantor, Milton Berle, et al.), and others who learned their trade there, among them Moss Hart (who got his start organizing summer theatricals), Sid Caesar, Lenny Bruce, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Joan Rivers. Here is a nineteenth-century America turning away from England for its literary and artistic inspiration, finding it instead in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and his childhood recollections (set in the Catskills) . . . in James Fenimore Cooper’s adventure-romances, which provided a pastoral history, describing the shift from a colonial to a nationalist mentality . . . and in the canvases of Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Frederick Church, and others that caught the grandeur of the wilderness and that gave texture, color, and form to Irving’s and Cooper’s imaginings. Here are the entrepreneurs and financiers who saw the Catskills as a way to strike it rich, plundering the resources that had been likened to “creation,” the Catskills’ tanneries that supplied the boots and saddles for Union troops in the Civil War . . . and the bluestone quarries whose excavated rock became the curbs and streets of the fast-growing Eastern Seaboard. Here are the Catskills brought fully to life in all of their intensity, beauty, vastness, and lunacy.


The Catskills

Author by : Kenneth Myers
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Publisher by : Hudson River Museum
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In The Catskills

Author by : Phil Brown
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Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : “A nostalgic pastiche of fiction, memoir, photography, art, postcards, menus, etc., celebrating Jewish resort life in the Catskills.”—Providence Journal With selections ranging from literature to song lyrics, this book highlights the Catskills experience over a century, and assesses its continuing impact on American music, comedy, food, culture, and religion. It features selections from such fiction writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Herman Wouk, Allegra Goodman and Vivian Gornick; and original contributions from historians, sociologists, and scholars of American and Jewish culture that trace the history of the region, the rise of hotels and bungalow colonies, the wonderful flavors of food and entertainment, and distinctive forms of Jewish religion found in the Mountains. What was life—the work, the play, the food, the romance—like at Catskills Mountains resorts? These very personal recollections capture the special sense of community and freedom that developed among Jewish families leaving the city behind for a summer vacation and enjoying a cultural space of their own. From “Bingo by the Bungalow” by Thane Rosenbaum to “Young Workers in the Hotels” by Phil Brown to “Shoot the Shtrudel to Me Yudel” by Henry Foner, this charming anthology captures an era that has had enormous impact on the Jewish experience and American culture as a whole. “A warm, charming, and valuable work. Much of the writing is simply gorgeous.”—Contemporary Sociology


50 Hikes In The Catskills First Edition Explorer S 50 Hikes

Author by : Derek Dellinger
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Publisher by : The Countryman Press
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Description : The essential guide to hiking the majestic Catskill Mountains With soaring mountain tops and wide-ranging trails, the Catskills offer a truly special hiking experience to travelers of all kinds. Catskill veterans Derek Dellinger and Matthew Cathcart explore trails for every level of hiker, from the gentle but breathtaking slog up Slide Mountain, the tallest in the region, to the more challenging Cornell Mountain, a favorite of those more experienced. No matter your hiking goals, this guide will help you find the perfect trail for you among the Catskills’ 700,000 acres of natural treasure. In this beautiful first edition of 50 Hikes in the Catskills, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.


Trout Fishing In The Catskills

Author by : Ed Van Put
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. Sweeping in its scope, Trout Fishing in the Catskills tells a thorough tale of the often tumultuous history of fishing in the Catskills. With a scope of over a century, Van Put tells of the Catskill’s frontier fishing beginnings and tracks the rise, fall, and eventual revival of the fisheries. Throughout, this is a history of people and methods as well as rivers, and there are profiles of Theodore Gordon, Art Flick, Harry and Elsie Darbee, Sparse Grey Hackle, and more. No serious trout fisherman, in any part of the country, will want to miss this pioneering portrait of a seminal region in American angling history. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


In The Catskills

Author by : Phil Brown
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Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : With selections from Isaac Bashevis Singer, Allegra Goodman, Moss Hart, TaniaGrossinger, and many others, this volume is a tribute to the legendary Jewishresort area of the Catskills. 40 halftones. 26 figures.


Folk Songs Of The Catskills

Author by : Norman Cazden
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Traditional songs from the Catskill area of New York State are accompanied by detailed discusssions of their roots, development, musical structure, and subject matter


The Catskills In Vintage Postcards

Author by : Irwin Richman
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Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this "golden age," and even some from later years, can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores and five and dimes across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of the Catskills of New York showcases more than two hundred of the best, most evocative vintage postcards available.


In The Catskills

Author by : John Burroughs
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Best Hikes With Children In The Catskills And Hudson River Valley

Author by : Cynthia Copeland Lewis
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Publisher by : The Mountaineers Books
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Description : * Guidebook to short, easy hikes and trails your children will be comfortable on* Includes ideas for keeping the kids engaged and having funNew York's Catskills have long been an outdoor playground for families escaping from the city. Here's a guidebook that shows you hikes that the whole family can do. Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Ed. includes games that will keep the kids engaged and enjoying the trails. From Catskills State Park, Bear-Mountain-Harriman State Park, Hudson Highlands, Shawangunk Mountains, Southern Taconics, the Long Path, and the Appalachian Trail, there's something for everyone in this all-inclusive guidebook.Hikes detailed include shorter two- and four-mile hikes to six-plus miles and overnighters. Practical information on hiking with children - setting a realistic pace, playing games, and encouraging personal and environmental responsibility - make this a guidebook to recommend.


In The Catskills And My Boyhood

Author by : John Burroughs
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region. Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) "a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau." Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as "a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle)." Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never more eloquent on nature themes than when writing about his native countryside: the woods, streams, and mountains of the Catskills in New York. In the Catskills collects the very best of Burroughs's writings about his birthplace in a book that is sure to be treasured by all lovers of the region as well as lovers of the literature of nature. This new edition includes an introduction by Burroughs biographer Edward Renehan and an additional work not included in previous editions, entitled My Boyhood. John Burroughs was a well-known naturalist and prolific writer on his native Catskills. Edward Renehan is the author of more than twenty books, including John Burroughs: An American Naturalist. He lives in Wickford, Rhode Island.


It Happened In The Catskills

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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My Summers In The Catskills

Author by : Benjamin Graber, MD
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Publisher by : Dorrance Publishing
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Description : My Summers in the Catskills By: Benjamin Graber, MD Growing up, Benjamin Graber had a lot of summers spent in the Catskill Mountains. With a collection of short stories from his childhood, Graber takes us on many adventures that will surely leave you laughing.


A Summer In The Catskills

Author by : Richard Mangan
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Publisher by : Wheatmark, Inc.
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Description : Byron Rutledge, a twenty-year-old university student from Queens, can't believe his good fortune when he stumbles upon summer work at a resort in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Hired as a dishwasher, Byron is excited to spend his summer in the beautiful outdoors. But his expectations are quickly dashed when he encounters hellish working conditions, and is forced to live in a vermin-ridden bunkhouse with unbridled youths bent on doing drugs and alcohol. The picturesque mountains that surround the resort soon turn to concrete walls, and the tall pines seem to keep watch over him as sentry guards. Inevitably, Byron's unruly coworkers stir up trouble within the resort and with the townsfolk, with Byron finding himself caught in the middle. The story takes a Gothic turn as pressure mounts, triggering nightmares that nearly drive him to madness. Can he endure the summer's hardships by conquering his chimeras, or will he quit and return home? Rich in imagery and balanced with humorous dialogue, A Summer in the Catskills artfully depicts individual stories of desperation, tragedy, absurdity, and unhealed emotional wounds.


Murder Mayhem In The Catskills

Author by : Caroline Crane
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Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : Stylish resorts, breathtaking vistas and glittering lakes are hallmarks of the Catskills region. But since the pre- Revolutionary era, this seemingly idyllic vacationland has been a theater for some of mankind's darkest deeds and evildoers, including the notorious Murder, Inc. Caroline Crane explores the stories behind the bodies and bones that turn up here, from the bizarre hex murder at Stone Arch Bridge to the murderous escapades of Lethal Lizzie. Meet Claudius Smith, the hotheaded Tory outlaw who terrorized local colonists, and Dutch Schultz, the mobster whose fortune still lies buried in the mountains. Murder & Mayhem in the Catskills provides a fascinating glimpse into the shadowy heart of the mountains and reveals the area s surprising connections to some of America's most infamous criminals.


Making Mountains

Author by : David Stradling
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Publisher by : University of Washington Press
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Description : For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. In the mid-twentieth century, the older Catskill resort region was in steep decline, but the Jewish "Borscht Belt" in the southern Catskills was thriving. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.


Walks In The Catskills

Author by : John Bennet
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Background information on the area accompanies detailed descriptions of hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains ranging in length and difficulty from one-day excursions to week-long backpacking treks


In The Catskills Selections From The Writings Of John Burroughs

Author by : John Burroughs
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Publisher by : tredition
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Description : This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.


Amc S Best Day Hikes In The Catskills And Hudson Valley

Author by : Peter W. Kick
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Publisher by : Appalachian Mountain Club
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Description : Available for the first time in rich full-color, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, 3rd Edition, is the go-to guide for hikes in this popular New York region. Encompassing more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain, from Westchester County to Albany. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region's most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes. From classic hikes such as Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands, to carriage roads in the Shawangunks, to a historic walk around the grounds of Oleana, to new hikes in Harriman State Park just an hour outside New York City, this book covers the area's must-do outings. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, as well as those best for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. Inside you'll find: - 60 hikes ideal for hikers of all ability levels- GPS coordinates to all trailheads- Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy planning- Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights- Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail- Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack- Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region Also Available: - AMC's Best Day Hikes near New York City (ISBN: 9781934028384)- Catskill Mountain Guide, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 9781934028940)- Discover the Adirondacks (ISBN: 9781934028315)


The Catskill Mountains

Author by : Ulster & Delaware Railroad
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In The Catskills

Author by : John Burroughs
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Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : "In the Catskills" from John Burroughs. Naturalist and nature essayist (1827-1921).


The Catskills Farm To Table Cookbook

Author by : Courtney Wade
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Publisher by : Hatherleigh Press
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Description : Features delicious recipes and breathtaking photography which will take you on a journey of upstate New York. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, dairy, wild game and foraged produce all take center stage in The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook--because that is what eating in the Catskills is all about! Farms and restaurants emphasizing the use of local foods and produce are also highlighted, creating a guide to the farm to table movement in the region. Knowing what goes into the food on your plate is not just a trend--it's an understanding of the processes, the time, the individuals, the community, and the lifestyle behind it all. With its down-to-earth recipes and full-color images, let The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook be your essential guide.


Easy Weekend Getaways In The Hudson Valley Catskills Short Breaks From New York City

Author by : Carly Fisher
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Publisher by : The Countryman Press
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Description : Monday can wait! Take a break from the chaos with a perfectly planned upstate getaway The Hudson Valley and Catskills are destinations New Yorkers can’t get enough of. Unlike typical travel guides, Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills ditches the well-worn antiquing, golfing, and family-friendly activities for a focus on what’s really drawing creative and trend-forward travelers up north—experimental art, incredible agriculture, action-packed outdoor adventures, artisanal producers and makers, bizarre and fascinating historical attractions, rustic-chic bed and breakfasts, holistic retreats, and more, all hidden within a stunning landscape that delights year-round. While these regions continue to gain popularity with city-dwellers, trying to make a break for it has always been a complicated DIY process. This guide takes the work out of piecing together an itinerary so that overworked travel-obsessives can get the most out of their precious time off with these curated upstate getaways.


Crisis In The Catskills

Author by : Mary Bogardus
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Publisher by : Literary Licensing, LLC
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Catskill Mountain Guide

Author by : Peter Kick
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "This guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club offers hikers turn-by-turn descriptions of more than 300 miles of trails in New York's Catskill Mountains. These trails suit every ability level--from an easy walk to Kaaterskill Falls to strenuous climbs onthe Devil's path. Includes topographical maps"--


How Art Is Made

Author by : Simona David
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : How Art Is Made: In the Catskills is a collection of interviews with some of the world's most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains, New York. Five painters and illustrators, two ceramicists and printmakers, one sculptor, one weaver, and one writer discuss what inspires and moves them, what draws them to their medium of choice, what materials they use, how they approach a new artistic project, how they deal with setbacks, and how they celebrate success. Nine are formally trained at prestigious art schools; one is self-taught. What they all have in common is a rigorous studio practice, discipline, and the desire and curiosity to learn new things, and share them with the world.


Art In The Catskills

Author by : Simona David
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Art in the Catskills, The Definitive Guide to the Catskills' Rich Cultural Life is a compendium of one hundred and twenty-three arts organizations, events and other attractions in the Catskills and surrounding area, some in the neighboring Hudson Valley, and others elsewhere upstate New York. The guide includes anything from museums and memorial sites to summer festivals, art galleries and residencies, as well as theater and literary retreats. It walks the reader through a wide geographic area, from Woodstock to Livingston Manor, and Saratoga Springs to Cooperstown. Easy to digest, Art in the Catskills is a great resource for art enthusiasts travelling through the region.