Saratoga Travelers Guide by Kiskatom Publishing Company
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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-0215



Paper, 7 x 10, 272 pages

A book that illumines the early days of Saratoga Springs, New York.

In this book, 82 eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Europeans and Americans speak through their writings. Their impressions of life in Saratoga Springs provide the richest-known contemporary record of any American village. Sometimes full of humor, sometimes critical, and sometimes taking the waters for poor health, these writers are our guides through a century and a half of community history.


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 Each quotation from a historical document is like a friendly encounter with an interesting stranger who is telling us about his or her exciting adventures or everyday experiences in a far away place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