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United University Professions
United University Professions (June 2019)
Pioneering in Higher Education Unionism
Nuala McGann Drescher - Author
William E. Scheuerman - Author
Ivan D. Steen - Author

Tells the story of the nation’s largest higher education union from its earliest years to its role today as a powerful organization promoting the interests of faculty, staff, and the entire SUNY community.

Public education, from pre-K through higher education, and labor unions, particularly those representing public sector workers, are today under attack from those who question the very need to have such basic institutions...(Read More)
 
 
I'll Be Home
I'll Be Home (May 2019)
The Writing of Jim McGrath
Jim McGrath - Author
Darryl McGrath - Editor
Howard Healy - Editor

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

The winner of more awards than any editorial writer in the Albany Times Union’s history, Jim McGrath was both an Albany institution and a keen observer of the world beyond his beloved adopted city. When he died in 2013 at the age of fifty-six, the newspaper lost a writer who combined a passionate advocacy for society’s most vulnerable people ...(Read More)
 
 
Something's Happening Here
Something's Happening Here (May 2019)
A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock
Mark Berger - Author

 
 
Forest and Crag
Forest and Crag (March 2019)
A History of Hiking, Trail Blazing, and Adventure in the Northeast Mountains, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
Laura Waterman - Author
Guy Waterman - Author

 
 
The Majestic Nature of the North
The Majestic Nature of the North (March 2019)
Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England
Steven A. Walton - Editor
Michael J. Armstrong - Editor

The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.

Thomas Kelah Wharton’s travel diaries provide an intimate glimpse into the society of early nineteenth-century America. As a young immigrant from England, the eldest son of a wealthy merchant who fell on hard times, Wharton (18...(Read More)
 
 
Battling Editor
Battling Editor (January 2019)
The Albany Years
Harry Rosenfeld - Author
William Kennedy - Foreword by

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

In 1978, Harry Rosenfeld left the Washington Post, where he oversaw the paper’s standard-setting coverage of Watergate, to take charge of two daily papers under co-ownership in Albany, New York: the morning Times Union and the evening Knickerbocker News. It was a particularly challeng...(Read More)
 
 
Popovers and Candlelight
Popovers and Candlelight (November 2018)
Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire
Marcia Biederman - Author

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

What would you do with your last sixty dollars? If you were Patricia Murphy you’d turn it into a fortune by buying a rundown Brooklyn diner. On the cusp of the Great Depression, the diner became an overnight sensation, the first of nine popular Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants that opened ...(Read More)
 
 
Angry Rain
Angry Rain (October 2018)
A Brief Memoir
Maurice Kenny - Author
Derek C. Maus - Edited and with an introduction by

Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.

Maurice Kenny’s career as a writer, teacher, publisher, and storyteller spanned more than six decades, during which he published over thirty books and became one of the most prominent voices in American poetry. From the early 1970s onward, he was instrumental in ...(Read More)
 
 
Bootlegger of the Soul
Bootlegger of the Soul (October 2018)
The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy
Suzanne Lance - Editor
Paul Grondahl - Editor

A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.

Award-winning novelist William Kennedy is perhaps best known for his Albany Cycle, a series of novels that put Albany on the world’s literary map alongside James Joyce’s Dublin, Gabriel García Márquez’s Macondo, and William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County. Bootlegger of the Soul off...(Read More)
 
 
Hell Gate
Hell Gate (October 2018)
A Nexus of New York City’s East River
Michael Nichols - Author

Depicts a man’s exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City’s East River.

Part history and part memoir, Hell Gate tells of a man’s excursions along and through Hell Gate, a narrow stretch of water in New York City’s East River, notorious for dangerous currents, shipwrecks, and its melancholic islands and rocks. Drawn to the area b...(Read More)
 
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