The Catskills

The Catskills
Author: Stephen M. Silverman,Raphael D. Silver
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1101875887
ISBN 13: 9781101875889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catskills Book Review:

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

The Catskills
Author: Kenneth Myers
Publsiher: Hudson River Museum
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780943651057
ISBN 13: 0943651050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Mountains

Making Mountains
Author: David Stradling
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN 10: 9780295989891
ISBN 13: 0295989890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Mountains Book Review:

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.

It Happened in the Catskills

It Happened in the Catskills
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1438427654
ISBN 13: 9781438427652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Catskills

In the Catskills
Author: Phil Brown
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2004-04-01
ISBN 10: 0231123612
ISBN 13: 9780231123617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Catskills Book Review:

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.

Trout Fishing in the Catskills

Trout Fishing in the Catskills
Author: Ed Van Put
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 1632201577
ISBN 13: 9781632201577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trout Fishing in the Catskills Book Review:

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.

The Catskills

The Catskills
Author: Thomas Morris Longstreth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1921
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433062489566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Borscht Belt

The Borscht Belt
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 150170771X
ISBN 13: 9781501707711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Borscht Belt Book Review:

Today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay. The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. The book assembles images Scheinfeld has shot inside and outside locations that once buzzed with life as year-round havens for generations of people. Some of the structures have been lying abandoned for periods ranging from four to twenty years, depending on the specific hotel or bungalow colony and the conditions under which it closed. Other sites have since been demolished or repurposed, making this book an even more significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish history. The Borscht Belt presents a contemporary view of more than forty hotel and bungalow sites. From entire expanses of abandoned properties to small lots containing drained swimming pools, the remains of the Borscht Belt era now lie forgotten, overgrown, and vacant. In the absence of human activity, nature has reclaimed the sites, having encroached upon or completely overtaken them. Many of the interiors have been vandalized or marked by paintball players and graffiti artists. Each ruin lies radically altered by the elements and effects of time. Scheinfeld’s images record all of these developments.

In the Catskills

In the Catskills
Author: John Burroughs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015051142514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Catskills

The Catskills
Author: John G. Mitchell
Publsiher: Penguin Putnam
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89067470823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Folk Songs of the Catskills

Folk Songs of the Catskills
Author: Norman Cazden,Herbert Haufrecht,Norman Studer
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 650
Release: 1982-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780873955812
ISBN 13: 0873955811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folk Songs of the Catskills Book Review:

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

The Catskills in Vintage Postcards
Author: Irwin Richman
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780738503080
ISBN 13: 0738503088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catskills in Vintage Postcards Book Review:

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.

The Catskills Alive

The Catskills Alive
Author: Francine Silverman
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2009-09-02
ISBN 10: 1588431436
ISBN 13: 9781588431431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catskills Alive Book Review:

Less than a day's drive from New York City, Boston or Philadelphia, the Catskills have long been a popular weekend and summer retreat for city folk. The area offers fine accommodations, top-notch dining and spectacular surroundings. This book profiles hundreds of hotels and restaurants, with an emphasis on the very best places. Daytime activities - shopping, antique-hunting and more - are featured.

Adventure Guide to the Catskills and Adirondacks

Adventure Guide to the Catskills and Adirondacks
Author: Wilbur H. Morrison
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1588432505
ISBN 13: 9781588432506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventure Guide to the Catskills and Adirondacks Book Review:

Less than a day's drive from New York, Boston or Philadelphia, there are magical wilderness preserves, teeming with wildlife. Over 5,000 square miles of forests, lakes and mountains, the Adirondacks are among the most beautiful preserves in the world. The Catskills have deep gorges, great waterfalls, forested mountains, and some of the best fishing streams in the state. This guide recounts tales of the early Indians who roamed the forests, the first explorers, and the constant wars among the French and British, then the American colonists, for control of the land. But the book is mainly a guid.

The Day the Catskills Cried

The Day the Catskills Cried
Author: Wayne E. Beyea
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008-11-10
ISBN 10: 0595623425
ISBN 13: 9780595623426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the Catskills Cried Book Review:

On May 24, 1977, Trudy Resnick Farber was abducted from her home by a masked, armed intruder, taken to a remote wooded mountainside and buried alive! A million dollar ransom demand was made for her release. The Day the Catskills Cried is the complete and true story concerning a horrific crime that shook the Catskill region of New York.

Journey to the Catskills

Journey to the Catskills
Author: Dan Pinckney
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN 10: 9781462070053
ISBN 13: 1462070051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey to the Catskills Book Review:

In Mexico City a biologically engineered strain of the Ebola virus has been released by terrorists and quickly begins to spread, claiming innocent lives worldwide. As the United States attempts to deal with the consequences, a second attack is launched. Nuclear bombs are launched, exploding in Baghdad, Moscow, and Washington, DC. The death toll rises exponentially. National infrastructures fail, and governments collapse. In the ensuing chaos, those who survive are forced to live their lives in a world without rules. When information about the location of a cure of the virus is released by the CDC, a mass migration of millions of fearful and infected survivors begins. A small group of survivors led by a unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard are the fi rst to arrive at the research facility, where they immediately find themselves charged with distributing the cure. But those driven by good intentions are not the only ones who come in search of the cure; a confrontation seems imminent. Only time will tell what kind of world the survivors of the disaster will manage to create together.

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-05-21
ISBN 10: 0593115007
ISBN 13: 9780593115008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Side of the Mountain Book Review:

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

Dusk in the Catskills

Dusk in the Catskills
Author: Reuben Wallenrod
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1957
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:57007006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Around Greene County and the Catskills

Around Greene County and the Catskills
Author: Raymond Beecher,Harvey Durham
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1997-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780738563190
ISBN 13: 0738563196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around Greene County and the Catskills Book Review:

Greene County has long been a magnet for settlers, artists, writers, and travelers; it all began with Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River and was followed by the arrival of Dutch settlers. Its geographic location between the "Rhine of America" and the scenic northern Catskill Mountains contributes to Greene County's allure, as do the Great Algonquin Flint Mines, fascinating remnants of the area's prehistoric inhabitants, the Mohegans. Much of the content in Around Greene County and the Catskills reflects "everyday living," a sampling of its architecture, people, and activities which reflect a sense of history and changing lifestyles. The inclusion of the Dutch Bronck houses of 1663 and 1738, a National Historic Landmark homestead complex, sets the tone of this visual history. From colonial times through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Greene County (like other New York counties) has been affected by national conditions; its economic base has changed and adjusted accordingly. Different ethnic groups who have chosen Greene County as their home have enhanced the area's rich cultural heritage.

In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs
Author: John Burroughs
Publsiher: tredition
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-02-06
ISBN 10: 3842499639
ISBN 13: 9783842499638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs Book Review:

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