THE HUDSON RIVER by Carl Carmer

THE HUDSON RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The history of the Hudson is also the history of its early explorers -- De Verrazone and Henry Hudson --, its first Dutch, English and German settlements, the battles of the Revolutionary War, the era of the river sloops and floating palaces and the eternal struggle of the common farm folk to own the precious land of the Hudson Valley. Without boring the reader with minute details, Carl Carmer isolates interesting historic events -- the battle of Saratoga, the burning of Kingston, the story of William and Mchitabel, the building of the Erle Canal, the fatal boat race between the Henry Clay and the Armenia. He dramatises them and proves that a geographical site can be a springboard for a well rounded historical study. The author, creator of the Rivers of America series for adults has based much of his work on the book The Hudson.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1962
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston