The Saratoga Reader takes us on a most enjoyable journey
back in time. Highly recommended.
— New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
The Saratoga Reader is like a walk down Memory Lane
during which we meet a parade of 82 colorful characters
from the city’s past. Each quotation from a historical
document is like a friendly encounter with an interesting
stranger who is telling us about his or her exciting
adventures or everyday experiences in a far away place
and time quite different from, yet very similar to, the
Saratoga Springs we know today. Now is the best of times
to buy Field Horne’s fabulous Saratoga saga.
— Saratoga Living
With narrative headers like, “Alternate dashes
of water and terrific screams,” and “The
main thing is dressing up, dressing up, once and again
and forever,” the writers featured in the anthology
mix a good dose of humor along with a descriptive, though
sometimes critical, view of the community.
— Saratoga Business Journal
Horne has excelled in eliciting a true and realistic
portrait of Saratoga Springs, with little intrusion of
his own hand, except for simple paragraphs of explanation
ahead of each entry.
This handsomely designed and richly illustrated volume
belongs on the shelf of every scholar or reader interested
in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York, nineteenth-century
American culture, or the history of travel and leisure.
— New York History
Every page of this book is a delight, a time capsule
whisking you back to an earlier era. You may begin to
read on any page. Wherever you begin, you will be rewarded.
— Main Street