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Saving Troy
Saving Troy (November 2009)
A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City
William B. Patrick - Author
Richard Selzer - Foreword by

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America’s first-responders.

“This is on-the-scene reporting at its best. Bill Patrick has written a suspenseful account of the heroic, often tragic working lives of the firemen of the city of Troy, their comradeship, and their concern for the suffering of the victims. It is as fast-paced as a fire engine racing to put out the flames. Altogether ...(Read More)
 
 
Frank
Frank (September 2009)
The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.

When she married forty-nine-year-old President Grover Cleveland in a White House ceremony on June 2, 1886, Frances Folsom Cleveland was only twenty-one years old, making her the nation’s youngest First Lady. Despite her age, however, Washington society marveled at how quickly the inexperienced Mrs. Cleveland (known as...(Read More)
 
 
Once an Engineer
Once an Engineer (September 2009)
A Song of the Salt City
Joe Amato - Author

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.

Once an Engineer is a funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of a dozen years spent growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. The tail end of the sixties finds Joe and his younger brother, M...(Read More)
 
 
Final Acts
Final Acts (August 2009)
Traversing the Fantasy in the Modern Memoir
Tom Ratekin - Author

Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Writers facing death offer a rare glimpse into human mortality—they have the unusual opportunity to craft the closing chapter of their life stories. Final Acts explores memoirs of terminal illness, and shows a paradoxical pattern where the diagnosis of terminal illness evokes not despair, but a new freedom and richnes...(Read More)

 
 
Interior Landscapes, Second Edition
Interior Landscapes, Second Edition (August 2009)
Autobiographical Myths and Metaphors
Gerald Vizenor - Author

The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor.

The classic memoir by one of the most celebrated Indigenous writers of the modern era, Interior Landscapes offers an unforgettable glimpse of the life and world of Gerald Vizenor. Vizenor writes about his experiences as a tribal mixedblood in the new world of simulations; the themes in his autobiographical stories are lost me...(Read More)
 
 
Letters to a Best Friend
Letters to a Best Friend (July 2009)
Richard Selzer - Author
Peter Josyph - Edited and with a preface by

A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.

In 1988, when author and former surgeon Richard Selzer answered a letter from Peter Josyph, a New York artist he had met, he did not know that he was embarking on the most enduring correspondence of his life. In thousands of letters, written in longhand over the course of two decades, Selzer de...(Read More)
 
 
Wine - A Gentleman's Game
Wine - A Gentleman's Game (July 2009)
The Adventures of an Amateur Winemaker Turned Professional
Mark Miller - Author

How one man and his family made their dream of owning a winery come true—and helped revitalize New York’s winemaking industry in the process.

In 1957, Mark and Dene Miller purchased a vineyard in Marlboro, New York, overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the distant Berkshires. They really only wanted a few acres of vines, from which they hoped to produce a few cases of wine for themselves and their friends. ...(Read More)
 
 
It Happened in Brooklyn
It Happened in Brooklyn (March 2009)
An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
Myrna Katz Frommer - Author
Harvey Frommer - Author

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

It Happened in Brooklyn tells the story of mid-century Brooklyn, home of the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan’s franks, stoop-ball, stickball, and some of the best high schools in America. In this spirited recollection, more than one hundred voices chronicle and celebrate, in tones both humorous and poignant, the borough as i...(Read More)
 
 
It Happened in the Catskills
It Happened in the Catskills (March 2009)
An Oral History in the Words of Busboys, Bellhops, Guests, Proprietors, Comedians, Agents, and Others Who Lived It
Myrna Katz Frommer - Author
Harvey Frommer - Author

A collective memoir of the “Borscht Belt.”

A collective memoir of the famed “Borscht Belt,” that fabled summer resort area “just ninety minutes from Broadway,” It Happened in the Catskills melds side-splitting humor and tender nostalgia into an evocative look at the Americanization of New York’s Eastern European Jewish population and the impact of Jewish culture ...(Read More)
 
 
We Used to Own the Bronx
We Used to Own the Bronx (February 2009)
Memoirs of a Former Debutante
Eve Pell - Author

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

"... a literary treat. ... Pell gives us a kind of cultural anthropology of the closest thing in America to a landed gentry." — Wall Street Journal Review by Sol Stern...(Read More)

 
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