In addition to our regular sponsor, there are now two new ways to support what you read here at New York History. Two new books, written by John Warren (that’s me!) have been published by The History Press. Historic Tales from the Adirondack Almanack, the region’s first blog-to-book, is a collection of history essays that have appeared at the online journal Adirondack Almanack, which I began in the spring of 2005. The Almanack has grown to be the Adirondack region’s most popular online journal of news and opinion, covering local politics, culture, history, regional development, outdoor recreation, the environment and other issues. Adirondack Almanack has become a go-to regional news resource for Adirondackers and for those outside the park who want to stay current on Adirondack news and events. I hope you’ll take a look at the site. The second book is the first detailed history of the Poesten Kill which flows from the Petersburg Mountains in Eastern Rensselaer County to the Hudson River at Troy. It is now available at Amazon.,com. I hope you’ll enjoy the book and check in at the Poesten Kill blog to comment.
Upcoming Book Events
August 8, Hulett’s Landing, NY: An informal talk about Adirondack blogging, trends in local media history, the new book (Historic Tales from the Adirondack Almanack), and their connection to Hulett’s Landing at 7:30 pm, this Saturday, August 8th, at the Hulett’s Landing Casino.
August 9, Inlet, NY: Book signing (Historic Tales) at The Adirondack Reader in Inlet, NY on Sunday, August 9th from 1-3pm
September 12, Schenectady, NY: Book signing (Historic Tales) at The Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady on Saturday, September 12th from 1-2:30pm.
September 19, Lake Placid, NY: Book signing (Historic Tales) at Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid on Saturday, September 19th at 2:00pm.
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