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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.


Thomas Cole's Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek
H. Daniel Peck (Cornell University Press, 2019) 186 pp.


The Majestic Nature of the North: Thomas Kelah Wharton's Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson RIver Valley and New England
Edited by Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong (SUNY Press, 2019) 354 pp.


Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and RIde of Sybil Ludington
Vincent T. Dacquino (The History Press, 2019) 160 pp.


Mohonk and the SMileys: A National Historic Landmark and the Family That Created It
Larry E. Burgess (Black Dome Press, 2019) 222 pp.


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.


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.


The Street That Built a City: McEntee's Chestnut Street, Kingston, and the Rise of New York 
Lowell Thing (Black Dome Press, 2015) 332 pp.


Jervis McEntee: Kingston's Artist of the Hudson River School
The Friends of Historic Kingston, Lowell Thing, Dr. William Rhoads (Black Dome Press, 2015) 64 pages, 62 illustrations