Two years ago, the first part of Vernon Benjamin's history of our region was published, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War. This summer, the second part came out: The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times.
Reviewing the second volume for Hudson Valley One, Jeremiah Horrigan said of Benjamin's work: "It's not 'a' history of the Hudson River Valley; it's 'the' history of our region. It has got no competitors, nor is it likely that anyone will attempt to surpass or even match its obvious preeminence. Benjamin tells story after story of the region's political, geographical and cultural history. Its comprehensiveness is amazing, given the scope of its ambitions and Benjamin's success in reaching and surpassing those ambitions."
On Thursday, September 22, Benjamin will be signing copies of his new book at the research library of the Columbia County Historical Society, 5 Albany Avenue in Kinderhook. The book signing begins at 5:30 p.m.
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