Bruce Dearstyne will be signing The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State's History.
In this lively and engaging book, Bruce W Dearstyne presents New York State History by exploring sixteen dramatic events. From the launch of the state government in 1777 to the tragedy of 9/11, these events altered the course of state and US history. This book makes history come alive.
“Bruce Dearstyne’s beautifully written and thoroughly researched biography of New York opens new vistas for understanding the enormous impact the state has had on American history...” — Louise Mirrer, President and CEO, New York Historical Society.
Bruce W. Dearstyne has served as a program director at the New York State Archives and on the staff of the Office of State History. He has taught at a number of universities in the state and currently lives in Guilderland.