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An Irrepressible Conflict
An Irrepressible Conflict (December 2014)
The Empire State in the Civil War
Robert Weible - Author
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author
Aaron Noble - Author
Harold Holzer - Foreword by

Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.

An Irrepressible Conflict documents the pivotal role New York State played in our nation’s bloodiest and most enduring conflict. As the wealthiest and most populous state in the Union, the Empire State led all others in supplying men, money, and material to the causes of unity and freedom. New York’s experience provides significant...(Read More)
 
 
Stop at the Red Apple
Stop at the Red Apple (December 2014)
The Restaurant on Route 17
Elaine Freed Lindenblatt - Author

An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed’s roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.

The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Located midway between New York City and the resorts of the Catskill Mountains, the restaurant served as a who’s who of entertainment luminaries. Elaine Freed Lindenblatt was born into resta...(Read More)
 
 
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century (December 2014)
Marilyn E. Weigold - Author
Yonkers Historical Society - Author

Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.

Yonkers in the Twentieth Century chronicles the decline and rebirth of the fourth largest city in New York State, once known as “the Queen City of the Hudson” and “the City of Gracious Living.” Previously an industrial powerhouse, the city’s factor...(Read More)
 
 
A Rhetoric of Remnants
A Rhetoric of Remnants (November 2014)
Idiots, Half-Wits, and Other State-Sponsored Inventions
Zosha Stuckey - Author

Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse from 1854 to 1884.

In the nineteenth century, language, rather than biology, created what we think of as disability. Much of the rhetorical nature of “idiocy,” and even intelligence itself, can be traced to the period when the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse first opened in 1854—memorialized today a...(Read More)
 
 
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (November 2014)
Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith
Alethia Jones - Editor
Virginia Eubanks - Editor
Barbara Smith - With

2015 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, presented by the Publishing Triangle
2015 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir/Biography, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation
SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category
Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights,...(Read More)
 
 
Circle of Vines
Circle of Vines (October 2014)
The Story of New York Wine
Richard Figiel - Author

Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.

Winegrower and journalist Richard Figiel offers the first comprehensive history of New York wine, following its turbulent evolution across the state and emerging as a dynamic player in the world of fine wine. He begins by examining New York’s distinctive viticultural roots and the geologic forces that shaped the state’s ...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Amateur
The Last Amateur (October 2014)
The Life of William J. Stillman
Stephen L. Dyson - Author

FINALIST  - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Biography Category

The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.

This fascinating biography tells the story of William J. Stillman (1828–1901), a nineteenth-century polymath. Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, Stillman attended Union College and began his career as a Hudson River School painter a...(Read More)
 
 
Polio Boulevard
Polio Boulevard (September 2014)
A Memoir
Karen Chase - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, presented by Hopewell Publications
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio...(Read More)
 
 
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville (August 2014)
A Teacher's Education, 1968-69
Charles S. Isaacs - Author

SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Education Category

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and P...(Read More)
 
 
Adirondack
Adirondack (July 2014)
Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East
Edward Kanze - Author

2015 Adirondack Literary Award - Best Memoir, presented by Adirondack Center for Writing

Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.

Born just north of New York City, Edward Kanze traveled as far as the wilds of Australia and New Zealand, working as a naturalist, par...(Read More)
 
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