Books

Pete Seeger: His Life In His Own WordsPete Seeger: His Life In His Own Words

We hear directly from Pete through the widest array of sources letters, notes to himself, published articles, rough drafts, stories, and poetry creating the most intimate picture yet available of Pete as a musician, an activist, and a family man in his own words and from his own perspective. From letters to his mother written when he was a 13-year-old desiring his first banjo to speculations on the future, this book covers the passions, personalities, and experiences of a lifetime of struggle the pre-WWII labor movement, the Communist Party, Woody Guthrie, the blacklist, the Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King, the struggle against the war in Vietnam, Bob Dylan, travels around the world, cleaning up the Hudson River, Granny D, Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, and countless uncelebrated activists with whom Pete has worked and sung. The portrait that emerges is not a saint, not a martyr, but a flesh-and-blood man, struggling to understand his gift, his time, and his place.

$29.95

Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing SongbookRise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook

Conceived, developed and edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson

This comprehensive collection has sold tens of thousands of copies around the world. It contains words and guitar chords to 1190 songs, arranged in a compact, easy-to-use format for locating songs and working with groups. Includes “Folk Revival” favorites from Baez, Seeger, Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, Dylan, Mitchell, Taylor, and Donovan; contemporary folk songs from Near, Staines and Williamson; chanteys; and songs about peace, freedom, labor and the environment.

$22.95


Clearwater's Key to Common Hudson River FishesClearwater’s Key to Common Hudson River Fishes

NEW! Clearwater’s Key to Common Hudson River Fishes has been reprinted and is now available! The new edition comes beautifully redesigned and printed on durable waterproof paper with more fish information. The Clearwater Fish Key was created to identify the species of fish most likely to be encountered in the Hudson River estuary by anglers, students, educators, researchers and the general public. This guide is a real dichotmous key: an easy to use systematic tool that introduces students to scientific identification methods.

$20

$15 (Students, teachers, educators and Clearwater members)

To Everything There Is A Season: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song To Everything There Is A Season:

Pete Seeger and the Power of Song

Foreword by Tom Paxton; Written by Allan M. Winkler

Winkler’s finely crafted biography seeks to answer why song is such a powerful tool in the evolvement of any movement, in particular that of the political, environmental and civil rights movements, and why Pete Seeger’s involvement in these movements was and still is so critically appealing.

$23.95


Hudson Valley Voyage: Through the Seasons, Through the Years Hudson Valley Voyage: Through the Seasons, Through the Years

The first book to explore both the Hudson River Valley’s awe-inspiring beauty and the last 400 years of its history, from Henry Hudson’s first voyage to the present. Ted Spiegel’s unforgettable photographs capture the Valley’s four-season splendor, while Reed Sparling’s eye-opening text offers a vivid account of this landscape that defined America. To help you plan your own explorations, this hardcover edition also features an extensive tourism guide and four-page map highlighting historic and cultural sites.

$19.95

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River Revised Edition

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River

This second edition of the classic Hudson River lover’s book has been revised to include several updates, including information about invasive species and the status of environmental battles in the Hudson. A must-have for those wishing to learn more or to teach others about the river that flows both ways!

Softcover edition

$28


The Hudson: From the Wilderness to the Sea The Hudson: From the Wilderness to the Sea

Benson Lossing

This is a time capsule, eyewitness impressions written a century and a half ago as a series of articles in the London Art Journal, accompanied by over 300 wood engravings. Just prior to the Civil War, the author traveled by horse and carriage along the banks of the Hudson River from New York City to the Adirondacks, staying in local inns and looking up local storytellers and historians.

‘Lucky is the person who holds a copy of this book in her/his hands.’ – Pete Seeger

$25

Everybody Says Freedom

Everybody Says Freedom

Complete with photographs, music and beautifully written accounts, Everybody Says Freedom is the ultimate civil rights history book.

$25

Where Have all the Flowers Gone Where Have all the Flowers Gone – A Singalong Memoir

Written By Pete Seeger

This wonderful book is a Music & Autobiography: In this revised and expanded 3rd edition, including more than 200 songs, Pete comments on many things from songwriting to politics – a musical autobiography, supported by stories, anecdotes, photos and drawings. From the 1940’s, when Pete began playing with Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, through his fifty+ years of activism, he has held the belief that everyone should be able to participate in making music. A CD with 267 MP3 files accompanies this edition.

Softcover edition
$25