Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Recommended Book

Book on Governor's Island Issued

A lavishly illustrated hardback tracing the rich history of Governor's Island in New York Harbor has just been released by Syracuse University Press. Written by Ann L. Buttenwieser, founding member of the Waterfront Center and board member emeritius, the volume covers a history that dates to the 1700's when it was a British Fort to its more recent uses as a U.S. Army and Coast Guard base and now as an increasingly popular park. Its evolution is treated as a reflection of historic events in New York City and the larger world.

Specfications: 288 pages, 271 color illustrations, bibliography and index, 9 x 11 1/2, $60.00, ISBN 978-0-81560936-0. Web site: Order by phone 315/443-2597 or 1 800/365-8929.

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