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The Adirondack Reader
NEW third edition of this classic Adirondack Anthology! Writers of the past 400 years reflect the changing attitudes toward wilderness and the development of wild lands in the Adirondack Mountains. Edited by Paul Jamieson and Neal Burdick. Hardcover 6" x 9". 544 pages. 32 pages of reproductions of photos, drawings, and color paintings.
Hardcover, 525 pages
Published March 1st 1983 by Adirondack Mountain Club
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Apr 22, 2016 Julia rated it liked it · review of another edition
I grew up going to the Adirondacks every summer, but I never knew much about the history of the region. This book is a well-curated journey through the history of Europeans in this wilderness - unfortunately, this collection does not contain any first-hand Iroquois or Algonquin accounts. Sections are organized around the reason people went into the mountains, and much attention is given to the struggle to preserve the land for future generations. A good read that made me miss the Adirondacks ...more
I grew up in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, and at some point I fell in love with mountains. I also love history, so when I discovered this book on my grandparents' shelf my heart skipped a beat. I love the "Lost Pond" tale, and several others. I've found new inspiration for my own writings, being reminded of the places I traveled and loved as a kid. Thank you, Mr. Jamieson.