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Books for Review

The titles below are available for review. If you are interested in reviewing a book for publication in the Hudson River Valley Review, please contact us with your selected title and a brief introduction. Be sure to include your academic background and affiliation.

Stuyvesant Bound: An Essay on Loss Across Time

Donna Merwick (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). 248 pp.

Opening Statements: Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York

Albert M. and Julia C. Rosenblatt, Editors (SUNY Press, 2013). 268 pp.

The Astor Orphan: A Memoir

Alexandra Aldrich (HarperCollins Publishers, 2013). 259 pp.


Life on a Rocky Farm: Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century

Lucas C. Barger (State University of New York Press, 2013). 163 pp.


Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers

Valgene Dunham (Syracuse University Press, 2013). 254 pp.


Legendary Locals of Woodstock

Richard Heppner and Janine Fallon-Mower (Arcadia Publishing, 2013). 125 pp. 



Patricia O'Reilly Murphy with Friends of Historic Kingston (Arcadia Publishing, 2013). 127 pp.


Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy

Cynthia Owen Philip (Black Dome Press Corp., 2001). 144 pp.


 A Beautiful and Fruitful Place: Selected Rensselaerwijck Papers, Volume 2

Edited by Elisabeth Paling Funk and Martha Dickinson Shattuck (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011). 272 pp.

Ancestors and Descendants of Nedabiah Lincoln, Sr., Volume 1

Albert J. Clarke II (Penobscot Press, 2008). 285 pp.

The Mightier Hudson: The Spirited Revival of a Treasured Landscape

Roger D. Stone (Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2012). 242 pp.

Celebrating the Revolutionary War: Municipal Symbols of a Free Country


Compiled by Marvin W. Bubie (Averill Park, NY: MNOBOOKS: 2011). 219 pp.


Childhood Pleasures: Dutch Children in the Seventeenth Century

Donna R. Barnes and Peter G. Rose (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2012). 173 pp.


The Complete House and Grounds: Learning from Andrew Jackson Downing's Domestic Architecture

Caren Yglesias, AIA (Chicago, IL: The Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, 2011). 255 pp.


World's Fair Gardens

Cathy Jean Maloney (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2012). 244 pp.


Postcard History Series: Wappinger

David Turner (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011). 128 pp.


Memoirs of Eilardus Westerlo: Pastor of the Dutch Reformed Protestant Church in Albany, NY (1760-90)

Transcribed, translated, and annotated by Robert A. Naborn (Nodus Publikationen Munster, 2011). 174pp.


Images of America: Fishkill Revisited (An Images of America title)

Tracy Nicole Dunstan (Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2012). 128pp.


Bungalow Kid: A Catskill Mountain Summer

Philip Ratzer (Albany, NY:  State University of New York Press).  112pp.

Hidden History of the Mid-Hudson Valley: Stories from Albany Post Road

Carney and Tatiana Rhinevault (Charleston, SC: The History Press). 189 pp.


So Many Brave Men: A History of the Battle at Minisink Ford

Mark Hendrickson, Jon Inners, Peter Osborne (Easton, PA: The Pienpack Company). 828 pp.


A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825

Warren Roberts (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press). 335 pp.


Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643): Designing a New World

Janny Venema (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press). 352 pp.


The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park

Edited by William F. Porter, Jon D. Erickson, Ross S. Whaley (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press). 540 pp.


Lucinda; or, The Mountain Mourner

Edited by Mischelle B. Anthony (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press). 96 pp.