River of Dreams
The Story of the Hudson RiverBook - 2009
The Hudson River has been a source of inspiration and a means of livelihood to all who have lived along its shores. It played a key role in the settling of the New World and the outcome of the Revolutionary War, and was the birthplace of the environmental movement. Now Hudson Talbott pays homage to the river that shares his name in a gorgeously illustrated, fascinating account of the river?s history.
Each appealing spread sheds exciting light on the river?s strategic, economic and cultural signifi cance. Packed with facts, timelines and maps, this is a wonderful introduction to a wide range of topics including the Age of Exploration, the Erie Canal, the Industrial Age, American arts and literature and the environment. River of Dreams is truly a book with something for everyone.
Baker & Taylor
The historical significance of this important river is told through the stories of the people who have used it and those who lived along its shores, from those who settled it in the New World, its role in the Industrial Age, and the environmental movement that originated there.
A heavily illustrated introduction to the Hudson River's strategic, economic, and cultural significance.