Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009

Free Bonus Calendar - $11.95 value, with purchase of Hudson Valley Voyage Book

Photographs by Ted Spiegel
By Reed Sparling

Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions
Imprint: Excelsior Editions
Hardcover : 9781438426990, 184 pages, August 2008

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage


Hudson Valley Voyage

Hudson Valley Voyage offers a rich exploration of the Hudson River Valley's awe-inspiring beauty and the last 400 years of its history. From fishermen netting springtime shad to a frosty, pumpkin-filled field, Ted Spiegel's unforgettable photographs capture the valley's four-season splendor. These full-color images showcase the ways in which local residents and visitors alike enjoy all that the region has to offer—whether watching thoroughbreds race around Saratoga's historic track, admiring tulips in an Albany garden, or ice skating at Manhattan's famed Rockefeller Center.

Reed Sparling's eye-opening text—complemented by rare first-person recollections and historical documents—offers a vivid, "you are there" account of the history of this "landscape that defined America. " Invitations are extended. Sail aboard Henry Hudson's Half Moon in 1609. Storm the "impregnable" British fortress at Stony Point during the American Revolution. Take part in the festivities at the opening of the Erie Canal. Witness the birth of America's environmental movement on the Hudson's shoreline.

To help you plan your own explorations, the book features a four-page map highlighting ninety historic and cultural sites—house museums, Revolutionary War battlefields, art collections, and gorgeous gardens—as well as an extensive tourism guide that provides descriptions, addresses, and Web sites for each. So turn the pages and begin your own Hudson Valley Voyage. Whether a lifelong resident of the region or a first-time visitor, you're bound to be enchanted. And don't be surprised if you make some discoveries along the way!

Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009

A scenic tour of one of America's most beautiful regions.

Excelsior Editions is proud to distribute the Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009, with photographs by Ted Spiegel. The twenty-first edition of this beloved calendar offers a scenic tour of one of America's most beautiful regions, featuring dramatic seasonal color changes within the captivating landscape of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson Highlands, and the Hudson Valley's riverbanks. In keeping with New York's 2009 Quadricentennial celebrations, this year's theme is "History's Valley. "