New Release Books by f-stop Fitzgerald

f-stop Fitzgerald is the author of Adirondack Style (2011), The Mighty Fallen (2010), Secrets of the Saltwater Fly (1997), X-capees (1981) and other 3 books.

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Adirondack Style

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Adirondack Style
This is the definitive book on the style, architecture, design, and natural beauty of the Adirondack Great Camps. The Adirondack Great Camps as well as their furnishings are some of the most iconic of American architecture and design. Harkening back to nineteenth-century tycoons and continuing today, this style is driven by the call to a simpler life in harmony with these mountains. Approximately forty of these camps both historic and contemporary and their glorious environments represent this celebration of one of America's true regional treasures. An afterword by a curator of The Adirondack Museum highlights the craft tradition of the Great Camps. The wild beauty and serenity of the Adirondacks have always attracted those who sought a simpler life and a connection to nature. This is a land of spectacular beauty, with iconic elements such as the sugar maple and white birch; bobcat, beaver, and moose; majestic loon and great blue heron. It should come as no surprise then, that the robber barons and business tycoons of the 1800s turned to this leafy haven to escape the urban jungle. They constructed compounds in and around Raquette Lake as rustic getaways, and these grand structures became known as the Great Camps of the Adirondacks. Each Great Camp was more beautiful than the next. The rough-hewn, timber exteriors contrasted the elegant interiors, which included complex stonework and hand-carved furniture. Natural elements such as tree roots, fungi, twigs, and bark, often played an integral part in the décor--the simple yet elegant Adirondack chair has become an international symbol of leisure. Today, approximately 40 Great Camps have survived, including 10 that are National Historic Landmarks. Some are open to the public as landmarks and lodges, while others remain in private hands. These structures echo the greatness of their past and enhance the natural beauty of the region, while providing us with a link to our nation's rich history of environmental preservation balanced with economic growth. Just the list of camp names reads like a history of the Adirondacks: Sagamore, Hedges, Pine Knot, Waldheim, The Point, Santanoni, Top Ridge, White Pine, Clear Lake, Prospect Point, Northbrook, Whiteface Lodge, Carolina, Regis/Applejack, Gull Rock, Huntington, Pritz, Three Star, Wononah, Wellscroft, Birch Point, Pinebrook, Hemlock Ledge, North Point, Bluff Point at Raquette Lake, Lake Placid Lodge, Moss Ledge, Wildair, Winnetaska, Boulder Isle, Sekon, Kildare, Uplands, Minnowbrook, Uncas, Covewood, Big Moose Chapel, Potluck, Albedor, and Paownyc.

The Mighty Fallen

release date: Oct 05, 2010
The Mighty Fallen
The Mighty Fallen is a beautiful, evocative presentation of more than 150 never-before-seen photographs of the nation's greatest monuments and war memorials, along with text that describes the memorials and tells their stories. This extraordinary collection calls attention to the power of memory and the ways in which we immortalize people and events. As Larry Bond notes in the Introduction, "Memories of a war or battle are unpleasant, but few veterans would want them erased." This book is a unique tribute to veterans and a commemoration of some of the most significant conflicts in our history. Most battlefields leave little record of the historic confrontations that occurred there. Those who fought in epic struggles want us to remember not just the outcome, but the cost of victory and those who paid the price for the freedoms we enjoy today. Memories fade, so we raise monuments of stone and bronze to carry their message of sacrifice through the centuries. The Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC are instantly recognizable, but there are monuments all over North America honoring more than 300 years of military service. The Mighty Fallen shows you hundreds of monuments, memorials, and statues conveying the message their designers wanted you to hear—these are more than just a date and location.

Secrets of the Saltwater Fly

release date: Mar 01, 1997
Secrets of the Saltwater Fly
Features over thirty different saltwater flies, profiles their designers, and offers a materials list for the do-it-yourself flytier

Fly-Fishing Logbook

release date: Apr 01, 1995
Fly-Fishing Logbook
A fly-fishing log book with entry spaces for location, water and weather conditions, flies, hooks, equipment used and fish caught. It contains grids for recording information about each trip, diagrams of fly-tying knots, space to record addresses and a resource list.

Pillars of the Almighty

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Pillars of the Almighty
In an unusual presentation of a popular novel, photographs of cathedrals and the art of the stonemason are combined with excerpts from "Pillars of the Earth," Follett's tale of twelfth-century England

USA Today Sports Atlas

release date: Jan 01, 1991
USA Today Sports Atlas
Athletes and sports fans across the U.S. will cheer this exciting new atlas. Packed with information, this state-by-state sports atlas features more than 20,000 amateur and professional sports venues, with phone numbers to check ticket availability, and more than 200 color maps to pinpoint spectator sports locations.
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