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AUTHOR TOM LEWIS SPEAKS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, THE HUDSON: A HISTORY, AT BARD ON APRIL 12

Emily M. Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
04-12-2006
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Wednesday, April 12, at Bard College, author and Skidmore professor Tom Lewis speaks about his new book, The Hudson: A History, in a discussion titled “River of Firsts.” Free and open to the public, the program begins at 4:30 p.m. in room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building and is presented by the American Studies and Environmental Studies Programs at Bard. “Few places in America can match the beauty, the majesty, and the historic significance of the Hudson River. Thanks to Tom Lewis’s elegant style, penetrating observations, and marvelous illustrations, we at last have a book worthy of such a grand topic,” remarks Kenneth T. Jackson, editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City. Lewis’s book “traces the course of the river through four centuries, recounting the stories of explorers and traders, artists and writers, entrepreneurs and industrialists, ecologists and preservationists—those who have been shaped by the river as well as those who have helped shape it,” according to the publisher, Yale University Press. “Their compelling narratives attest to the Hudson River’s distinctive place in American history and the American imagination.” Tom Lewis is professor of English at Skidmore College. Among his previous books are Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highway System, Transforming American Life and Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, both of which became award-winning documentaries. # # # (4/10/06)

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This event was last updated on 04-13-2006