Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County

Local Author, Ismael Martinez Jr., will be available to sign copies of book
 
 
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KINGSTON, N.Y. - Sept. 1, 2016 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County

Local Author, Ismael Martinez Jr., will be available to sign copies of book


This is the first comprehensive historical retrospective on Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County ever written. Ulster County was first settled in 1652 and officially became a county in 1683. Its rural nature, scenic beauty, and the Catskill Mountains have made it a popular vacation destination since the 19th century. Described in numerous news articles as the Spanish Alps, Las Villas, as they were collectively known, was a lively enclave of Spanish, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic summer resorts in Plattekill, New York, and the Catskill Mountains. Starting in the 1920s and for the next 60 years, the area became the most popular vacation destination for Latinos in the Northeast, with an emphasis on music, food, language, and customs.

About the Authors:

Ismael "Ish" Martinez Jr. is a freelance writer who was raised and worked at his parents' villa in this community of Spanish resorts. He has extensive personal knowledge and experience of the history and culture of Las Villas. He has obtained many never before published photographs from the Plattekill Historical Society, his own family's collection, and many private and public sources. The author of the book's foreword is Tito Puente Jr., son of Tito Puente, who was a well-known Latin mambo musician and celebrity of his day.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

1177 Ulster Ave.

Kingston, NY 12401

When: Saturday, September 10th 2016; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com
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