The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America

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Product Details

Price
$45.00
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
October 27, 2015
Pages
464
Dimensions
6.9 X 1.5 X 9.4 inches | 3.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780307272157

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About the Author

STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN is a twenty-year veteran of Time Inc. and was the founding editor of People.com. His books include biographies of the filmmakers David Lean and Stanley Donen, and his work has appeared in Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, The Times (London), Vogue, and The Washington Post. He lives in New York City.

RAPHAEL D. SILVER grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a rabbi, and lived in New York City until his death in 2013. A real-estate developer, he founded Silverfilm with his wife, director Joan Micklin Silver, and produced her Hester Street and Crossing Delancey. His first novel, Congregation, was published posthumously.

Reviews

Excitement about Stephen Silverman's
THE CATSKILLS

"Handsomely illustrated . . . Everyone's always predicting that the Catskills are going to make a comeback. They're beautiful, inexpensive, accessible and, as Silverman and Silver demonstrate, rich in historical interest." -- Nicholas Lemann, Times Book Review

"Should be commended for its sheer ambition . . . engaging . . . Although we think we may have read some of this in different form elsewhere, it puts everything--or almost everything--together in one place, providing texture, context, chronology, and a narrative framework for a region with a history as rich and abundant as the fare served at any of its storied hotels."
-- Jack Schwartz, Daily Beast

"Remarkable, enthusiastic, well-researched . . . The authors blend history and folklore to create a perfect addition to any New York State history collection."
-- Library Journal


"Lively . . . Stuffed with interesting sidebars and biographical sketches, the authors' loose-limbed texts meanders along many an intriguing byway of quaint and forgotten lore. Readers will enjoy this absorbing browse through a multifaceted regional history that's deeper than its surface glitz might suggest." -- Publishers Weekly


"Those who've seen the Catskills will love how the authors capture its magic. Those who haven't will start planning a trip." -- Kirkus

"I love this book. The Catskills shaped my life. I will forever be grateful to those tough Jewish audiences. If you could make them laugh, you could conquer the world."
-- Mel Brooks