The Hudson: 04/29/17
The Hudson by Carl Lamson Carmer is the sixth in the Rivers of America series. It covers the history around the Hudson River which runs from Lake Champlain through New York and out to the Atlantic ocean by Manhattan. It's a long river with a lot of history and this should be one of the most interesting of the books.
The problem is that the Hudson river was also one of the rivers central to some of the earliest European invasions of North America. So rather than focusing on the river, the book focuses on all of that and the wars and the stuff that any school text book of the colonial era and revolutionary war would have.
That's not a good thing.
The series is about the rivers of America. There should be some actual river talk in here. There really isn't except by geographical proximity to the other stuff.