The Catskills

Written By Stephen M. Silverman
The Catskills
  • Publsiher : Knopf
  • Release : 27 October 2015
  • ISBN : 1101875887
  • Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book entitled The Catskills by author: Stephen M. Silverman which was release on 27 October 2015 and published by Knopf with total page 464 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 : Stephen M. Silverman,Raphael D. Silver
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 ...

In the Catskills

In the Catskills
  • Author : Phil Brown
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Total pages : 415
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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....

The Catskills in Vintage Postcards

The Catskills in Vintage Postcards
  • Author : Irwin Richman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 ...

It Happened in the Catskills

It Happened in the Catskills
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-26
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Folk Songs of the Catskills

Folk Songs of the Catskills
  • Author : Norman Cazden,Herbert Haufrecht,Norman Studer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1982-01-01
  • Total pages : 650
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 Alive

The Catskills Alive
  • Author : Francine Silverman
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Release Date : 2009-09-02
  • Total pages : 493
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 ...

In the Catskills

In the Catskills
  • Author : John Burroughs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Journey to the Catskills

Journey to the Catskills
  • Author : Dan Pinckney
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-01-12
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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, ...

Trout Fishing in the Catskills

Trout Fishing in the Catskills
  • Author : Ed Van Put
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 ...

The Day the Catskills Cried

The Day the Catskills Cried
  • Author : Wayne E. Beyea
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2008-11-10
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 ...

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley
  • Author : Cynthia Copeland Lewis,Cynthia Copeland,Thomas Joseph Lewis,Sheila Buff
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : * Guidebook to short, easy hikes and trails your children will be comfortable on* Includes ideas for keeping the kids engaged and having funNew York's Catskills have long been an outdoor playground for families escaping from the city. Here's a guidebook that shows you hikes that the whole family can do. ...

50 Hikes in the Catskills First Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

50 Hikes in the Catskills  First Edition   Explorer s 50 Hikes
  • Author : Derek Dellinger,Matthew Cathcart
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : The essential guide to hiking the majestic Catskill Mountains With soaring mountain tops and wide-ranging trails, the Catskills offer a truly special hiking experience to travelers of all kinds. Catskill veterans Derek Dellinger and Matthew Cathcart explore trails for every level of hiker, from the gentle but breathtaking slog up ...

Around Greene County and the Catskills

Around Greene County and the Catskills
  • Author : Raymond Beecher,Harvey Durham
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 1997-08-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : 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 ...

In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs
  • Author : John Burroughs
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Release Date : 2012-02-06
  • Total pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of ...

Rip van Winkle a legend of the Catskills A romantic drama in two acts Adapted from Washington Irving s Sketch Book by C Burke

Rip van Winkle  a legend of the Catskills  A romantic drama  in two acts  Adapted from Washington Irving s Sketch Book by C  Burke
  • Author : Charles BURKE (Writer of Plays.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Total pages : 27
  • ISBN : 1101875887
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Summary : Read online Rip van Winkle a legend of the Catskills A romantic drama in two acts Adapted from Washington Irving s Sketch Book by C Burke written by Charles BURKE (Writer of Plays.), published by which was released on 1868. Download full Rip van Winkle a legend of the Catskills A ...