Stephen Silverman - "The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America"
The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, was America’s first great vacationland; the subject of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings, refuge and home to poets and gangsters, tycoons and politicians, preachers and outlaws, musicians and spiritualists, outcasts and rebels . . .
And home to the resorts that after World War II catered to upwardly mobile Jewish families, giving rise to hundreds of hotels inspired by Grossinger’s, the original “Disneyland with knishes.”
Co-author (with Raphael Silver) Stephen M. SIlverman, a twenty-year veteran of Time Inc. and the founding editor of People.com., appears for a reading and Q&A.