Often characterized as the "American Rhine," the Hudson is a vast tidal river that moves in two directions. The Hudson River Valley, from the Capital Region south to where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean in New York Bay, is one of the most varied and exciting areas of America-a region rich in splendor and beauty, history and grandeur, poverty and decay. It shaped a region.
Author Bio: In Hudson River, from New York City to Albany, author Irwin Richman, professor at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, takes us on a tour of the Northeast's most famous and important waterway. Here are the political battles for its control, the celebrations of its mystique that has attracted artists for generations, and the quiet, compelling history of dozens of communities from the capital to New York City, all of which were indelibly shaped by the powerful, mysterious Hudson.
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