This holiday season we’ve decided to offer a list of books that every Adirondack fan should have – remember that if you buy through the Adirondack Almanack a small portion of the sale supports the blog.
David Haelvarg ($12.92)
Local Politics: Provides the first full accounting of the extremist right wing “property rights” movement in the Adirondacks. Implicated in a rash of arson, physical attacks, death threats, and more, and connected to organizations like the John Birch Society, organizations like the Citizens Council of the Adirondacks (CCA) and the Adirondack Solidarity Alliance (ASA) waged a battle against environmentalist, locals who supported zoning, and the APA.
Philip Terrie ($14.56)
Local Politics : We’re lucky to have Terrie as a regular reader of the Adirondack Almanack. This book on the politics of the park and the struggle over the land is a seminal piece of Adirondack scholarship and a great follow-up to Terrie’s Forever Wild: A Cultural History of Wilderness in the Adirondacks.
John Wagner ($10.61)
How-To: Get out to the woodshed and produce some of< your own locally inspired furniture. Geared for beginners, this book include drawings, photos, and diagrams to help even the most amateur wood worker build classic Adirondack designs.
Barbara McMartin ($12.74)
Local Guides: The late Adirondack historian’s perennial favorite – a great book for the Adirondack newbie, visitor, or that person who has been doing a lot of talking about finally doing some hiking.
Alan Bessette, William Chapman ($16.95)
Local Guides: Over 200 species of birds are categorized into the eight basic groups. Also includes sections on feeding, attracting, and photographing along with a checklist and place for field notes.
Russell Dunn ($10.61)
Local Guides: An excellent guide to some of the Adirondacks most geologically interesting spots. Everyone loves waterfalls and this guide will get you to them.
Paul Schneider ($11.56)
History: Almost ten years old now, Schneider’s history of the Adirondacks still stands as the most recent well-written and engaging general history of the region.
Donald R. Williams ($15.59)
History: Part of the Images of America series, this Adirondack picture book is a must have that provides amazing photographs taken from all kinds of sources. A nice, affordable photo history of the Adirondacks.
Jerry Jenkins, Andy Keal ($24.12)
Local Gems: Now that the price has come down considerably, pick up this heavily researched atlas of life in the Adirondacks.
The Editors of Adirondack Life ($35.57)
Local Gems: Adirondack Life’s famous imagery in calendar form.