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The Connecticut River
A Photographic Journey into the Heart of New England
Al Braden; Al Braden, Photo.; Chelsea Reiff Gwyther, afterword

Garnet Books

2009 • 168 pp. 139 color illus., 1 map 10 x 10"

$35.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-6895-3

$27.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7052-9

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The Connecticut River (Wesleyan University Press) takes you (literally) through the heart of New England, using our region’s longest river as the thoroughfare. Luckily, your... [continued in Reviews below]”—Alan Bisbort, Waterbury Republican-American

Breathtaking photographs of one of America’s most picturesque and historic rivers

The photographs in The Connecticut River follow this major waterway for 410 miles, from its origin near the Canadian border to its wide mouth on Long Island Sound, giving us a vivid portrait of a living artery of the New England landscape. Author and photographer Al Braden opens the book with an essay introducing important aspects of the river, and then presents 136 full-page color photos, ranging from close-ups to dramatic aerials, to reveal the river as few people are privileged to experience it. Readers will see and learn about the landscape, history, development, conservation, geologic formations, wildlife, flora, and, of course, the moods of the water, sky, and riverbank. Informative captions provide a wealth of information about the images, from pristine misted mornings to rich valley farmlands and modern hydroelectric turbines. Together, the images and text provide a poignant look at the river and document its centrality to the development of the unique character of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Includes select bibliography and list of resources.

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Reviews / Endorsements

The Connecticut River (Wesleyan University Press) takes you (literally) through the heart of New England, using our region’s longest river as the thoroughfare. Luckily, your guide is Al Braden, a master photographer who honed his craft working with such giants as Minor White and Doc Edgerton. He also spent 10 years amassing the images in this breathtaking book….”—Alan Bisbort, Waterbury Republican-American

“For generations, New England literally turned its back on the dirty Connecticut. But in recent years, as its waters have cleared, we've rediscovered the backbone of the region, this charming and gorgeous braid of water. These pictures are a reminder of its quiet glory.”—Bill McKibben, professor of environmental studies, Middlebury College

“Al Braden’s pictorial journey from the shores of the Fourth Connecticut Lake to the waters of Long Island Sound are sure to entice the reader to don hiking boots, paddle a canoe, or get involved in protecting this New England treasure.”—Kim Lutz, director of the Connecticut River Program, The Nature Conservancy

AL BRADEN is a photographer whose work has been published in many magazines including National Geographic Kids, Yankee, and Woman’s Day. He lives in Austin, Texas. CHELSEA REIFF GWYTHER is executive director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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