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A look at famous women from Clinton County

June 29, 2016 “Remarkable Women of Clinton County,” Anastasia L. Pratt, Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2015. more »»

Paddler’s guide is funny and thoughtful

June 15, 2016 “A Paddler’s Guide to the Champlain Valley: Exploring the Rivers, Creeks, Wetlands and Ponds,” by Margaret Holden and Catherine Frank, (Black Dome Press) 2015 --- I confess, I write this today as an... more »»

Writing contest lists Adirondack non-fiction

June 1, 2016 The Adirondack Center for Writing will announce the winners of its annual literary contest on June 5 at the Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake. more »»

A look into the life of Grenville Clark

May 18, 2016 Early in the introduction to Nancy Peterson Hill’s “A Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark” (University of Missouri Press, 2014), the author writes: “It is not too big a statemen... more »»

Book details Cole’s time in upstate New York

May 4, 2016 As a young Englishman, Thomas Cole immigrated with his family to America, eager to behold the rugged beauty he had only traversed in the turning of pages. more »»

Poems from a neighbor to the north

April 20, 2016 I reached a bit outside the Adirondacks for this one, but not too far. more »»

‘North of Here’ needs direction

April 6, 2016 In Laurel Saville’s “North of Here,” Miranda Steward’s Connecticut family had vacationed in the Adirondacks for many years. more »»

Land rights history in New York is complex

March 23, 2016 ‘A History Of Native American Land Rights In Upstate New York’ by Cindy Amrhein --- A newly-published book entitled, “A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York,” by Cindy Amrhein,... more »»

Snapshots give a glimpse into history of war

February 24, 2016 Tell me a story, we begged as children, and stories still entrance us — from “reality TV” to the hot sales of memoirs to fiction in all its forms. more »»

Barrett and Murray, separated by 150 years, write of the Adirondacks

February 10, 2016 Rereading a collection of Andrea Barrett’s short stories reminded me of her interest in Saranac Lake and also encouraged me to visit an Adirondack classic from the 19th century. more »»

Cook your way through Adirondack history

January 27, 2016 A new offering by Hallie Bond and Stephen Topper entitled “Adirondack Cookbook” (Gibbs Smith Books, 2014) meshes history and tradition with up-to-date kitchen techniques. more »»

Two children’s books to enjoy

January 13, 2016 Special to the Enterprise “Harriet’s Big Adventure,” written’ by Glenn S. Guiles and illustrated by Raymond J. Whalen, is a charming story about a miniature donkey, Harrie. more »»

SUNY Plattsburgh professor pens poetry collection

December 30, 2015 Some of the richest literature of the world is the literature of exile — artists driven from their homelands by war or hatred and who cannot return seem to wring passion from the loss and pour it... more »»

Veteran finds another war when he comes home

December 16, 2015 “A Slant of Light,” by Jeffrey Lent --- Early in Jeffrey Len’t historical novel, Malcolm Hopeton says, “Since the war, little in the world makes sense, and once you see part of it that way, all else... more »»

Inez Milholland: prototype of the ‘New Woman’

December 2, 2015 Recently I decided to catch up on some little-known people in regional history. more »»

Duvall helps make history in new book

November 18, 2015 Although history is often told through the tales of a handful of great people doing a handful of big courageous things, in fact, history plays itself out in the slow accretion of a large number of... more »»

Louise Penny’s latest is another page turner

November 4, 2015 Louise Penny has written 11 homicide procedurals with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec as her main character. more »»

Prose poems from a Potsdam prof

October 21, 2015 Rick Henry knows how to have a good time on the page. more »»

For those interested in northern N.Y. history

October 7, 2015 By RICHARD?FROST Special to the Enterprise My reading took me just west of the Adirondacks this time. more »»

Examine your own beliefs, thinking

September 23, 2015 I am a great believer in bibliotherapy — turning to books in times when I need some fresh wisdom or some old reminders of how to think about life’s tumbles and rolls. more »»

 
 

 

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