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The Pocket Guide to Woodstock
by Will Nixon
They’re all included—the early Dutch settlers and their witches, the Sixties rock ‘n’ rollers led by Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, the Bohemian artists of a century ago, the Buddhist monks of today, the free-spirited visionaries drawn to Woodstock’s scenic mixture of nature and the arts. Learn what has made this town so inspiring and so famous.
Dazzlepaint: A Romantic Mystery of the Hudson Valley
by Erica Obey
Gavin Fellowes, a damaged WWI veteran turned cynical psychic investigator, arrives in Ker-Ys, a Utopian art colony in Woodstock, NY, to investigate a series of purported fairy kidnappings of Communist garment workers who have taken over the failed Overlook Mountain House above the village. He is rapidly confronted with the willful blind spots of the well-meaning artists and the burgeoning anti-Semitism of the Catskills. With the help of Kate Ames, an illustrator and dazzlepaint designer who once might have been kidnapped by the fairies herself, Gavin must dig beneath the myth and legend to uncover an all-too-real occult threat that looms over Europe in the aftermath of the Great War.
The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the Democratic Ideal
by Bill Horne
In 1939, a group of idealists inspired by the spirit of New Deal reform put their vision of American democracy into practice by creating Camp Woodland, a racially and ethnically inclusive summer camp for city kids located in the remote and scenic mountains of upstate New York. The camp's innovative programs profoundly influenced campers for 24 summers from 1939 through 1962.
Woodstock History and Hearsay
by Anita M. Smith
“The story of this important arts community, one of the US's oldest, is told from the sensitive perspective of Smith, a painter, writer, and famed herbalist who arrived in Woodstock in 1912. Her approach blends shrewd scholarship, biography, and hearsay. In this beautiful new edition, the spirit of the original is painstakingly preserved. To make Smith's work more useful to scholars, the editors added endnotes and more illustrations. In short, a joy to read and a significant contribution to understanding the Woodstock community and American art and culture. Summing up: Recommended. All levels.” --Choice Magazine