Cover of Glenn Pearsall's newest book
continued Bill Mckibben, internationally-renown environmental writer and activist, said this books is “a fascinating look at the early history of a fascinating place. And a reminder that the remote Adirondacks were nonetheless part of the emerging republic, with all its glories and shames.”
At 400 pages, “When Men and Mountains Meet” was published by North Country Books in Utica. It retails for $18.95.
Pearsall will also present a public program at the Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, in Athol, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6. The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served by event host, the John Thurman Historical Society.
Pearsall keeps busy with all types of historic research. For example, with the national 150th commemoration of the Civil War in 2011, he researched and uncovered 175 Civil War soldiers with connections to the Adirondack town of Johnsburg. He presented that research using diaries and letters read by Civil War soldier re-enactors together with more than 100 historic pictures at presentations at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek as well as the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake.
In 2000, Pearsall and his wife, Carol, established the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of year round residents of the Adirondack Park.
When not pursuing a passion for history and philanthropy, Glenn is a senior partner and portfolio manager for a wealth management team in Glens Falls. He and his wife Carol live near the base of Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks.