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The Hudson: America's River

Frances F. Dunwell

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Paper, 392 pages, 80 illus.
ISBN: 978-0-231-13641-9
$29.95 / £19.95

April, 2008
Cloth, 392 pages, 80 illus.
ISBN: 978-0-231-13640-2
$90.00 / £62.00

Frances F. Dunwell presents a rich portrait of the Hudson and of the visionary people whose deep relationship with the river inspires changes in American history and culture. Lavishly illustrated with color plates of Hudson River School paintings, period engravings, and glass plate photography, The Hudson captures the spirit of the river through the eyes of its many admirers. It shows the crucial role of the Hudson in the shaping of Manhattan, the rise of the Empire State, and the trajectory of world trade and global politics, as well as the river's influence on art and architecture, engineering, and conservation.

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About the Author

Frances F. Dunwell is the author of Hudson River Highlands and has spent over thirty years in a number of nonprofit and governmental positions dedicated to conserving the natural and historic heritage of the Hudson River.

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