2011 July Vol XIII Issue VII
New York State Books Newsletter
from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press
FROM THE EDITOR
June and the July 4th Holiday are over. The Beira Interior region of Portugal was fantastic – great food & wine! You’ll be hearing more about it as the newest DOC gets the press (that’s my job too) but until then – go, eat and drink!
Turns out the 3 days off I took for my friend’s 50th high school reunion in Maine was the first real time off in several years. I know I travel a lot, but that is work, too. This was pure fun – a weekend of really nice folks who, for the most part, haven’t seen each other in 50 years – amazing! You can see the photo’s here:
We had a blast!
I’m buckling down now, no trips planned for this month or next (so far) although I’m still at the bakery more than I’m here. But, http://www.hopefarmbooks .com is open 24/7. I’ll try to be in the shop Weds 12-6 (or so) and after 2 pm other days, but it is a rough schedule, especially with my bakery hours.
BOOK NEWS & GOSSIP
# Frederic Church’s Olana Is at the printers for a second printing (it has been out of stock for a year or two), it has a spiffy new cover and some small text additions, plus a new, lower price of $17.95.
#Bill Rhoads’ “Architectural History of Ulster County” will be coming out in the fall. It’s a big book, (something like 350 sites are covered) and very, very good. Rhoads is an excellent author.
#There’s a new booklet produced by the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership to make sure officials and the community know why the Esopus is so important from multiple perspectives. It is a free booklet available at public offices in the Lower Esopus watershed. I may have some copies available, too.
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, this new book is released:
____With the 11th New York Fire Zouaves In Camp, Battle, and Prison: The Narrative of Private Arthur O’Neil Alcock in The New York Atlas and Leader
Edited by Brian C. Pohanka and Patrick A. Schroeder.
After 150 years this is the first book-length work regarding the 11th New York Fire Zouaves. No Federal regiment marched to war with such high expectations for military glory than the one led by the charismatic Colonel Elmer Ellsworth composed of members of New York City’s Fire Department—known for their physical prowess and reckless. Ellsworth, had moved from Mechanicville, NY, to Illinois at age 17, where he joined the state militia and studied law in the office of Abraham Lincoln. He transformed a Chicago militia company into the “United States Zouave Cadets.” Outfitted them in Zouave uniforms, and trained them in the complex maneuvers, and captured the National Drill Competition title in 1859. From there through Bull Run and many disciplinary problems, the Zouaves were a force to contend with in the Civil War. Hardcover with dust jacket, 232 pages, index, 73 photos illustrations and maps. ISBN 1-889246-46-8. $30.00.
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