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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.


Bootlegger of the Soul; The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy
Edited by Suzanne Lance & Paul Grondahl (SUNY Press, 2018) 393 pp.


The Old Houses of Austerlitz; The History and Early Architecture of a Rural New York Town
Thomas H. Moreland (Austerlitz Historical Society, 2018) 376 pp.


Saving the Shawangunks; The Struggle to Protect One of Earth's Last Great Places
Carleton Mabee, Photographs by Nora Scarlett (Black Dome Press, 2017) 110 pp.


Charles F. Keefe, 1876 - 1946; Colonial Revival Architect in Kingston and New York
William Bertolet Rhoads (Black Dome Press, 2017) 268 pp.


Legends and Lore of the Hudson Highlands
Jonathan Kruck (History Press, 2018) 175 pp.


Hell Gate: A Nexus of New York City's East River
Michael Nichols (SUNY Press, 2018) 151 pp.


Adriaen van der Donck: A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. Van Den Hout (SUNY Press, 2018) 204 pp.


Set In Stone: Creating and Commemorating a Hudson Valley Culture
Kenneth Shefsiek (SUNY Press, 2017) 304 pp.


Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age
Geraldine Hawkins (Black Dome Press, 2017) 387 pp.


Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School
Robert A. Slayton (SUNY Press, 2017) 195 pp.

The Greatest Hits of The Colonial Chronicle: A quarterly Newsletter of 18th & Early 19th Century North American Living History; The Rev War Collection
Philip D. Weaver (Continental Consulting, 2016) 92 pp.


Fort Crailo and the Van Rensselaers: The Dutch Colonial Origins of Greenbush & the City of Rensselaer
Shirley W. Dunn (Block Dome Press, 2016) 202 pp.


The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency
Kathryn Smith (Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2016) 341 pp.


Our Time at Foxhollow Farm: A Hudson Valley Family Remembered
David Bryars (SUNY Press, 2016) 298 pp.