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The Greene County Catskills: A History

Horne, Field

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ISBN 10: 1883789036 / ISBN 13: 9781883789039
Published by Black Dome Press, Hensonville, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Very nice, clean book. Small corner crease at lower back and former owner's name written small at first page. Hard to find. Illustratd throughout in black and white with art and photographs. Book's publication sponsored by the Greene County Historical Society. Introduction by Mario Cuomo. 236 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 20868RC

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Title: The Greene County Catskills: A History

Publisher: Black Dome Press, Hensonville, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Printing

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The last comprehensive history of Greene County, which borders on the Hudson River in the Catskills of upstate New York, appeared in 1884. The author of this new history is a curator of collections at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs and a native of the area. Not exactly chronological, his history is divided into 47 topical chapters, such as "Land," "Schools," "Emigration," etc. Although not labeled as such, there are three broad sections: prehistory and Colonial, 19th century, and 20th century. Though individual chapters aren't comprehensive, which would require a much lengthier book, each chapter hits the highlights of its topic. The lack of consistent chronology is somewhat confusing but detracts little from the overall work. There are many photographs, but the book could use a good map. The reader gets a feel for Greene County, its towns, people, and history. This work will be of local interest and a worthy addition to regional county collections.
George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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