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The Adirondacks
A History of America's First Wilderness
by Paul Schneider
416  pages - Photos - Illus. - Paperback

Journalist Schneider has written a poignant, insightful history of New York State's Adirondack region. He relates the history, life and lore of the scenic mountains and lakes from the region's earliest inhabitants (the Iroquois) through the advent of Henry Hudson (1609), the Revolutionary War, abolitionists (John Brown), 19th-century homesteaders, Hudson River School artists, tuberculosis patients to Melville Dewey's Lake Placid Club, the Adirondack Mountain Club, and the present environmental conservation efforts. Schneider duly records that this once wild and untamed region has accommodated the likes of Wil Durant, Paul Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Presidents B. Harrison, Coolidge, Hoover, and T. Roosevelt. It is now up to our present legislators, he notes, to preserve what remains.

Product Details
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Owl Books
ISBN-13: 978-0805059908
Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
Our Price: $16.95

First Person

It has been said the word Adirondacks has a magical property, a quality that attracts people. Schneider's THE ADIRONDACKS is a good introduction to Adirondack history. Each easy-to-read chapter satisfies one's initial interest and opens the door to more in-depth historical reading. An ideal primer.

- William J. O'Hern


Mrs. O.C. Tuttle, white-tail deer hunter. Moose River Plains

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