Two Weeks on the Hudson

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Univ of New York Press
A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.

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This personal reflection, at once a memoir and political commentary on the state of America, chronicles two weeks the author spent canoeing down the Hudson River in New York State. Discussing the history of the region, natural features and current events, the work progresses geographically as Freeman, a freelance writer and editor, drifts through the past present and future of American culture and re-learns his appreciation for the country despite its current distress. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Albany : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781438439457
Branch Call Number: 917.473 FREEM FREEM
Characteristics: ix, 256 pages ; 23 cm


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IMolina3 Nov 15, 2013

that must be a type of depression or somethin..

DBStewart Nov 15, 2013

I really wanted to like this book, you had me at "two weeks on the Hudson". It seemed to be about a paddle down the Hudson River from Lake Henderson on South, but there was vey little written about the canoe trip and much about what was on the author's mind. Some of the facts were in question. The author lost me early on with his Twainesque and as exaggerated attempt to render phonetically the New York City accent as some strange kind of sub-dialect of the English language. I suppose this is amusing to non-New Yorkers who fanatasize that no one outside of this City has an accent. But I pressed on through the rest of the book anyway. There's a mean spirited vein that runs through this book and cheap shots are not limited to New Yorkers. It was a disappointing read.


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