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The Catskills by Stephen M. Silverman and Raphael D. Silver
Oct 27, 2015 | 464 Pages
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“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

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