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Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley by Jonathan KrukWashington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the best-known works of American literature. But what other myths lie hidden behind the landscape of New York's Hudson Valley? Imps cause mischief on the Hudson River, a white lady haunts Raven Rock, Major Andre's ghost seeks redemption and real headless Hessians search for their severed skulls. Local storyteller Jonathan Kruk tells these and other tales of the lore of the Hudson Valley--the stories that have created an atmosphere of mystery that helped inspire Irving's legend.
Call Number: On Reserve at Circulation Desk F129.S682 K78 2011
You Learn by Living by Eleanor RooseveltFrom one of the world's most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life. Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each new thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down. Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world's best loved and most admired public figures, offers a wise and intimate guide on how to overcome fears, embrace challenges as opportunities, and cultivate civic pride: You Learn by Living. A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening or Robert Persig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as well as political memoirs such as John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, the First Lady's illuminating manual of personal exploration resonates with the timeless power to change lives.
Call Number: On Reserve at Circulation Desk BJ1581.2 .R64 2011