400 years ago, Henry Hudson — aboard his ship, the Half Moon — first explored the river that now bears his name and the gorgeous valley that surrounds it. This literary anthology celebrates that landmark event, and covers the history and literary heritage of this unique area.
The story begins with the valley’s very creation, carved out of mighty glaciers between the Catskill and Berkshire mountain ranges, and follows its geographical shifts and alterations through time.
A literary homage to the region makes up the volume’s second part, and it includes works by some of America’s finest writers: John Burroughs, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and many others who knew and loved the Hudson well.
Pub Date: March 2009 $19.95 (Canada $21.95) Hardcover with jacket ISBN: 978-1-60433-037-3 420 Pages 6 X 9 Literature Carton quantity: 20
She stands with her torch, a proud symbol of freedom. Once upon a time, she welcomed would-be Americans dreaming of a better future in the promised land — and she filled them with hope. Dedicated on October 28, 1886, the statue Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the citizens of the United States.
This complete biography of “Lady Liberty” follows the monument’s fascinating history, from her creation by the great sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi to the extensive refurbishment honoring her centennial, and beyond. Beautifully packaged and designed, it features interactive elements, facsimiles of original documents, and reproductions of other historical artifacts. Filled with period photographs, compelling journal and diary entries, and stories about some of the most famous people of the age, this volume captures the dedication many citizens felt as the project struggled into being. Readers will treasure Lady Liberty — the only single volume, popular nonfiction retelling of the true story behind America’s most famous statue.
Pub Date: June 2009 $19.95 (Canada $21.95) Hardcover cloth with jacket ISBN: 978-1-60433-024-3 196 pages, includes 8 historical facsimile documents (Full-color throughout) 5 X 7 Gift/History Carton quantity: 48
Of all American presidents, Abraham Lincoln is without doubt one of the most revered and loved by his countrymen. His powerful sense of justice and morality saved the Union and preserved our Constitution. But the backbone of his enormous popularity was his homespun wisdom, eloquently expressed, easily understood, and filled with deep meaning. Lincoln’s appealing combination of self-effacing humor and folksy storytelling helped him to communicate with the masses, even with the country at its lowest point in the midst of a terrible struggle.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, this elegantly designed compendium gathers the very best, most thought-provoking of his words. Funny, poignant, and inspiring — especially in these difficult times — they allow this unique statesman's greatness to shine as never before.
Worthy of Their Esteem would make a wonderful gift for students, history buffs, and the millions of Americans who admire the amazing Lincoln and want to learn more about him.
Available: February 2009 $14.95 (Canada $16.95) Hardcover cloth with jacket ISBN: 978-1-60433-051-9 168 pages 5 X 7 History/Biography/Literature Carton quantity: 40