The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York State Became the Big Apple

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The popular conception or more correctly misconception is that New York City alone is The Big Apple. The truth is much larger, historically more complicated and deeply meaningful. The apple is an icon. It is the fruit of the gods,Eve, the Beatles,the Apple computer company, and it will forever reside in Paradise.Apples are beautiful,aromatic,iconic,the food of love,food of survival,romance,intelligence ,health , wisdom, opportunity, and creativity, and the most popular fruit in the world.Their hallmark is their innate spontaineous creativity, which makes them stand out from all other tree-grown fruits, as witnessed by their over 10,00 varieties. That quality is in harmony with the spirit of New York. My book alone shows how the apple became a New Yorker and how New York became The Big Apple.This adventure and mystery story is at the heart of New York. I follow the apple from the gods of Paradise to the arrival of the Europeans with their apple seeds to settle and grow in New York.The story involves the Revolutionary war, Civil war , carrying us to the Jazz age,and how Russia came into the story. How New York State became the largest producer of apples in the world and onto the present day when it's the largest producer of apple varieties in the world. The book has 26 original botanical illustrations of available heritage apples.Listing of 190 New York heritage apple orchards with their location and contact information. Topping this all off is the last chapter "Lets Eat" which includes 23 recipes, historic and modern. Several are from the Culinary Institute of America.

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published : Mountain Eagle Newspaper (Circle of Friends section) date:Thursday Oct.10,2013 columnist: Liz Page Title: Author Tells How NY Became The "Big Apple" Excerpt: The book follows the apple from the gods of Paradise to its arrival from Europe to New York.The popular conception that New York City is the Big Apple is erroneous. The author tells the exciting story about how the whole state became the Big Apple.

"I think that your strategy of "following the Afro-American"is very apt-it makes the chapter into a kind of detective story: a 'whodunit' plot that works very well.The Climax of your narrative brings together the Afro-American experience and shows how it influenced White-American,and finally brings the concept of 'The Big Apple' into the present day." - Stuart Harris professor emeritus of Singapore University. Author and editor of numerous books, including The Human Factor: a critical guide to the novel by Graham Greene.

"'The Big Apple'"saysmy theory of the origin of the idiom is plausible" - Barry Popik, author of Origin of N.Y. City's Nickname

A.L. DuBois takes the reader on a wonderful journey that includes apples. It teases the senses. It is filled with rich history related to the apple, from the beginning with Adam and Eve, to the people who brought the seeds to America. The book contains myths, medical uses, history, and a wonderful mystery.
By Holly Butlett for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Journal

There is nothing better than a good story about people and plants. If you like to read about plants, people and history too, you should read The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York STATE Became the Big Apple by A.L. DuBois (see complete review on artplantaetoday website) - Tania Marien, artplantaetoday.com

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Patricia Kernan/Illustrator, New York State Museum,Cultural Education Center. Albany, N.Y. dated 9-13-2013 - Yes, I received your book! What a marvelous subject idea for content and artwork!Thanks for sending this to me.

Almanac Weekly magazine: written by Sharyn Flannagan in Books section,on 11-1,2013. Title is Common Core: The Big Apples of New York. (excerpt) Ever wonder how New York City came to be known as the Big Apple? So did A.L.DuBois, a botanical artist, apple aficionado and born and bred New Yorker who addresses that question along with a myriad of other apple related New York history in her newly published book,The Big Apples of New York

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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform August 2013 (2013)
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