Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last chance to get full Andy Flynn book collection from author

It’s time to say good-bye to my first babies, the remaining copies of Adirondack Attic 1, which are out of print.

Cleaning my “warehouse” the other day, I found there are only five copies of “New York State’s Mountain Heritage: Adirondack Attic, Vol. 1” left at Hungry Bear Publishing. With Christmas approaching, it’s time to sell them, but only as part of the full Adirondack Attic collection, volumes 1-6.

The Adirondack Attic book series includes more than 300 stories about artifacts at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. I worked with curators at the museum to tell the human stories behind the objects in their collection.

The retail price is $106.95 for a full set (plus 8% NYS tax).

I’ll also throw in free shipping, a free Adirondack Attic bookmark with each volume, and a free copy of my 2013 book, “New York’s Adirondack Park: A User’s Guide,” a total value of $26.45.

With a full set of Adirondack Attic books, you can also get my latest book, “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories,” for only $19.95, a savings of $5.00. This way, you can have my entire collection of books – 8 in all – for $126.90 (plus 8% NYS tax).

All books will be signed, and you may have them inscribed with a personal message if you’d like.

For this special offer, please contact Andy Flynn at or at 518-891-5559. You cannot purchase this full collection online, only by contacting the author at Hungry Bear Publishing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Olympic-sized passion for history

I always have a blast visiting Alison Haas, manager of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. We share a passion for all things history.

Earlier in the year, Alison and I collaborated on a lecture program, "Lake Placid: New York's Olympic Village," which I presented at Union College during the Sochi Olympics in February. We also received much-appreciated help from Jennifer Tufano, director at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, who provided photos for the program.

Learn more about my History Lectures. I'd be glad to visit your group and give a talk on one of these topics.

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing the new temporary exhibit at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum called the "Olympic Prison" that explains the history of the 1980 athletes' village and the facility's use since the end of the games. More than 1,000 athletes lived at the Olympic Village while competing in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Find out who's living there today in my latest "Adirondack Attic" radio show on North Country Public Radio.

LISTEN to the program here (link to the NCPR website).

Learn more about Alison's passion for history in this profile I wrote earlier in the year for the Lake Placid News.