I posted the following at my GR group on 3/16/10:
"Last night, at our library's book discussion group, they had a drawing and I won!
The book I won is signed copy of The Hudson: A History
by Tom Lewis
, a historian (GR lists 24 books) and a professor of English at Skidmore College.
"To me, this is a lovely coincidence because my first date with my husband back in 1959 was when he took me water-skiing on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, NY. Also, since we recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary (of our marriage in 1960), this book is a perfect memento."
I also added:
"PS-The Hudson River passes through our city, Glens Falls, NY. In fact, what is now known as "Cooper's Cave" is located on the Hudson River in Glens Falls. (This is now a tour site.) The bedrock formation "served as an inspiration to James Fenimore Cooper
in his historical novel, The Last of the Mohicans
(quoted from Wikipedia):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glens_Fa...
"For further info, see:http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/ar...
"Also see this group's topic:
"_The Last of the Mohicans_ by James Fenimore Cooper (the book that made Glens Falls famous)"http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/7...