These books are not carried by the Klyne Esopus Museum but are recommended:

THE HUCKLEBERRY PICKERS: A Raucous History of the Shawangunk Mountains
Marc B. Fried, hardcover, [3rd Printing], 173 pp., $19.95

Relates the history and folkways of an indigenous Northern Appalachian subculture that flourished for nearly a century amid the desolate beauty of the Shawangunk Mountains. "The stories told to me by those whose formative years were shaped in this rustic environment are often poignant and highly revealing-- at other times, scandalously entertaining. Many discovered here a profound sense of community: for some, the mountain itself became almost personified and left upon their lives an indelible impression."
Order directly from the author, Marc B. Fried, 766 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner, NY 12525 NYS Residents must add applicable Sales Tax; add $2.00 for shipping. More information at 845-895-3756.

THE EARLY HISTORY OF KINGSTON AND ULSTER COUNTY
NY Marc B. Fried (soft cover, 230 pp, $12.50)

Published over thirty years ago, this is still the definitive work of scholarship on the period of first exploration, early settlement, the Indian wars, and the transition from Dutch to English colonial rule.
Order directly from the author, Marc B. Fried, 766 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner, NY 12525 NYS Residents must add applicable Sales Tax; add $2.00 for shipping. More information at 845-895-3756.

SHAWANGUNK: Adventure, Exploration, History and Epiphany from a Mountain Wilderness
Marc B. Fried (Hard cover, 180 pp., $17.95)

A book of literary nature writing about the highest, widest and wildest region of the Shawangunks: land forms, flora, fauna, blizzards, thunderstorms, whimsical verse, and just a touch of fantasy.

"Marc B. Fried writes for all who have ever gone to the wilderness. And he writes for all who have dreamed, and still dream of doing so." H.R. Stoneback, Prof. of American Literature, SUNY New Paltz.
Order directly from the author, Marc B. Fried, 766 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner, NY 12525 NYS Residents must add applicable Sales Tax; add $2.00 for shipping. More information at 845-895-3756.

SHAWANGUNK PLACE-NAMES: Indian, Dutch and English Geographical Names of the Shawangunk Mountain Region--Their Origin, Interpretation and Historical Evolution
Marc B. Fried, (hardcover, 213 pp., $18.95)

"Place-names are the crossroads where history, geography, and the linguistics intersect." Thus begins this work of impeccable scholarship, equally a book about names, places, settlements and people. Attractively illustrated with photos of natural features and ancient maps and other documents.
Order directly from the author, Marc B. Fried, 766 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner, NY 12525 NYS Residents must add applicable Sales Tax; add $2.00 for shipping. More information at 845-895-3756.

IMAGES OF AMERICA: KINGSTON
By Edwin Millard Ford. City of Kingston Historian with The Friends of Historic Kingston

A visual essay, the 128-page book shows four centuries of architecture and various aspects of life in Kingston through photos dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Eight sections cover Kingston's legacy of stone houses in the Stockade District, the city's maritime history as a major Hudson River port and terminus of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, commerce and industry, public buildings, churches, private residences and street scenes. Photos are from several private collections and the archives of the Friends of Historic Kingston. The text is by Edwin Millard Ford, city historian since 1984, and also a board member and past president of the Friends of Historic Kingston. Edwin and his late wife Ruth were founding members of the Klyne Esopus Museum.
Arcadia Press

SOJOURNER TRUTH: Slave, Prophet, Legacy
By Carleton Mabee with Susan Mabee New House

Sojourner Truth is one of the most famous and most mythologized figures in America history. In SOJOURNER TRUTH: Slave, Prophet, Legacy, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Carleton Mabee unearths heretofore-neglected sources and offers valuable new insights into the life of a woman who, against all odds, became a central figure in the struggle for emancipation of slaves and women in Civil War America.
New York University Press, ISBN 0-8147-5525-99

INDIAN TRIBES OF HUDSON'S RIVER, Volume's I
by E.M. Ruttenber

Volume one of this invaluable resource begins the best history of Native Americans in New York State. It covers from Henry Hudson's exploration, through the Esopus Wars, and up to and including the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Hope Farm Press ISBN #0-910746-98-2 $12.95

INDIAN TRIBES OF HUDSON'S RIVER, Volume's II
by E.M. Ruttenber

Volume two of this invaluable resource completes the best history of Native Americans in New York State. This is the more military half of an incredible history of all the tribes and their interaction with white settler. Includes the battles, their displacement and a 100-page appendix with language comparisons and additional biographical material. Also includes the full index for both volumes.
Hope Farm Press ISBN #0-910746-09-5 $12.95

HEARTSTRINGS ANS TAIL-TUGGERS
by Penny Porter

A collection of short stories from the author's life on the Singing Valley Ranch in Arizona. Penny Porter has made more people laugh and cry with her animal stories than any other author whose work has appeared in Reader's Digest.--Christopher Willcox, Editor-in-Chief, Reader's Digest.

Penelope Hall Porter is the great great granddaughter of famous Esopian Judge Alton B. Parker who was the subject of the Museum's 2004 major exhibit.
Ravenhawk Books, 1999 ISBN 1-893660-10-9