River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River by Hudson Talbott
I must be honest. I was not really interested in finding and reading this book. What did I care about the Hudson River?
I was wrong. This is a fascinating story of a river and the life it has supported over the years, Native Americans, the Dutch, those who used its link with the Erie Canal, the railroaders, writers, artists, and, now, environmentalists.
The pictures are beautiful paintings. The author also includes diagrams and maps and timelines to help the reader better understand the story.