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Strangers On A Bridge – Cold War Attorney James Donovan’s Granddaughter Reflects on His Legacy

Strangers on A Bridge by James B. Donovan “I decided to keep a diary on the case…on what would appear to be my most challenging assignment of law since the Nuremberg Trials.”   ~ James B. Donovan, Strangers on a Bridge : The Case of Colonel Abel   Nowadays one would be hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of the historic role of Cold War attorney James Donovan , the subject of the Steven Spielberg’s six-time Oscar nominated film, Bridge of Spies . One Google search, a subscription to Time , The Wall Street Journal,   The New York Times or any other newsfeed provides enough information to fill a term paper or at the very least a few paragraphs of this post.  Donovan’s granddaughter Beth Amorosi recalls when that wasn’t always the situation.  An untimely death in 1970 of a heart attack at the age of 53 pushed her grandfather’s legacy to the bottom of the history pages, into the footnotes.  “Over the years my family was somewhat actively trying to revitali

Andy Flynn publishes an Adirondack Park User's Guide Ebook

Andy Flynn, publisher of Hungry Bear Publishing in Saranac Lake and author of the popular Adirondack Attic book series along with  friends from the Adirondack Forest Preserve Education Partnership (AFPEP)  has published a Kindle ebook titled New York's Adirondack Park: A User's Guide .  According to a press release from Flynn the book includes 13 of Flynn’s stories from the “Adirondack Attic” book series, straight from the archives of the Adirondack Museum, to help illustrate the “how-to” aspects of using the Forest Preserve and give a historical perspective.

2013 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books

By Diane Chase, Adirondack Family Time Congratulations to Jon Klassen on his 2013 Caldecott Medal for This is Not My Hat and Katherine Applegate for the  2013 Newbery Medal winner for   The One and Only Ivan   as well as all honorees! Annually the  Association for Library Service to Children , a division of the  American Library Association , grants two prestigious awards on the children author/illustrator community, The Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal.  According to the American Library Association, t he Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.   The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery and is awarded annually to the author of the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." So if you are looking for new and interesting books for you