River Views, by Tom French

Silver Medal Winner for 2012 Best Regional Non-Fiction Book in the Northeast -- Independent Publishers Book Awards.

A collection of over 100 historic stereoviews of the Thousand Islands taken during the Victorian era of the 1870s and 1880s. Views are presented in their original size and the book includes a stereoviewer so that the reader can experience the images in 3D. The Thousand Islands is a 50 mile region at the headwaters of the St. Lawrence River with close to 2000 islands ranging is size from a few square feet to almost 50 square miles. It is a well-known tourist destination and is visited by 1000s of people every year. In addition to explaining the scenes in each view, the narration includes the early history of this resort destination.

Book:  12 by 10 inches, Hardcover, with 96 full-color pages.The 3-D Viewer is included

Tom French and his mother, Nellie Taylor (TI Park), are two of the foremost collectors of stereoviews in the region.  Tom's book, River Views:  A History of the 1000 Islands in 3-D, includes over one hundred full-size stereoviews as well as a collapsible viewer so that readers can enjoy the images in 3-D.

An excerpt from the book appears in the June issue of TI Life: Stereoviews–New Book Features River History in 3-D

The book will sell for $44.95.  For more information and a preview of the book see:  tom-french.net.

In addition to being available from tom-french.net, and Amazon, the book can be found at Corbin’s River Heritage, 534 Riverside Drive, Clayton; the Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton; Captain Spicer’s Gallery, 40467 Route 12, Clayton; the Brewer Book Store at St. Lawrence University, Canton; Traditional Arts in Upstate New York office, 53 Main St., Canton; and at the Clarkson Bookstore at Clarkson University, Potsdam.

In Canada:  Novel Idea, 156 Princess St., Kingston; Earth to Spirit Fair Trade Co., 340 King St., Kingston;
Arthur Child Heritage Museum, 125 Water St., Gananoque; and Leeds County Books, 73 King Street W., Brockville.


Note:  TI Life congratulates Tom French on receiving an IPPY award for 2012.