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Often funny, sometimes personal, always entertaining, the collection of essays in The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years offers a unique look at the Hudson Valley’s most important and interesting people, places, and events. From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to American Revolution, from slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has quite a story to tell.
David Levine is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author, coauthor, or ghostwriter of six sports books, including Life on the Rim (Macmillan) and In the Land of Giants (Little, Brown). He writes about everything from history and business to beer and whiskey as a contributing writer for Hudson Valley, Westchester, and 914INC. magazines. He has written about health and medicine, law, business, and sports for many publications, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News and World Report, American Heritage, Governing, New York Daily News Sunday Magazine, and dozens of other publications, and his work has been selected for two editions of Best Sports Stories. He lives in Albany, New York, with his wife, Kimberly, daughter, Grace, and diabetic dog, Sadie.