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An exciting new book
by Charles H. Yaple

Released 2017,
Jacob’s Land… is available at amazon.com and local NY bookstores such as Buffalo Street Books and Tompkins History Center (Ithaca) and Riverow Books (Owego)

Jacob’s Land: Revolutionary War Soldiers, Schemers, Scoundrels and the Settling of New York’s Frontier
is Charles Yaple’s newest book. Many years in the making, it is a carefully researched and factual account about life on
New York’s frontier before, during, and after the
American Revolutionary War. It is also an excellent account of early Yaple/Yeaple family history.

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An Unforgiving Land, Hardscrabble Life
in theTrapps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet

by Robi Josephson and
Bob Larsen
Black Dome Press, 2013

Published in October of 2013, this book is the result of 10 years' research on the Trapps Hamlet of Ulster County, NY... a wonderful account of life in an earlier time and pioneer families of the Trapps, by Robi Josephson and Bob Larsen Robi is an author and local historian--An Unforgiving Land is her second book.Bob Larsen is a long time Ranger with the Mohonk Preserve.

Signed copies of the book are available in New Paltz, New York and also available online from the publisher, Black Dome Press, Barnes & Noble, and at Amazon. See www.robijosephson.com

Foxey Brown, A Historical Novel
by Charles H.Yaple, PhD
Foxey Brown is the story of an 1890s Adirondack Outlaw
(David Brennan),
Hermit and Guide
286 pages with photos,
soft cover

Published in July of 2011, this book is 'More than a history,
Foxey Brown

is about human resilience and the transformation of a man’s outlook
and approach to life.'Great book! Just finished and think men and women of all ages will enjoy this book. It has a touch of Thoreau, Burroughs, and in spite of the title, brings a healthy message to readers of all ages. If you enjoy the outdoors, you'll love being
in this book!

I'm very pleased to have had the opportunity to meet Charles, over a day of exploring our shared ancestry. (Originally 'Jäple,'
some family members use
Yaple/ others Yeaple.)

Released: June 20, 2011
by David C. Lustig, Jr.
150 delightful pages on growing up in Walden, New York
in the 1920s-40s.

ISBN 978-0-615-50349-3 at
Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Released: Thanksgiving Day 2010
by Lisa Melville
Info from the Publisher

Orange Magazine Interview,

by Chloe Bird and Patricia Rieker
Publisher's site:
Cambridge University Press

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