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Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
Excelsior Editions
Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
An imprint of SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions features affordable books of interest to all.
Excelsior Editions showcases the vibrant history and culture of New York and
surrounding states while at the same time making available noteworthy and
essential popular books, both classic and contemporary.
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Beer of Broadway Fame
Beer of Broadway Fame (September 2016)
The Piel Family and Their Brooklyn Brewery
Alfred W. McCoy - Author

Knickerbocker Commodore
Knickerbocker Commodore (September 2016)
The Life and Times of John Drake Sloat, 1781-1867
Bruce A. Castleman - Author

Creating Nonfiction
Creating Nonfiction (June 2016)
Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers
Jen Hirt - Editor
Erin Murphy - Editor

A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
With a title that suggests both the genre and the process of composing it, Creating Nonfiction is a collection of essays and interviews that aims to open readers’ and writers’ eyes to the formal possibilities of creative nonfiction. Included are memoirs, personal essays, literary jo...(Read More)
Elder Care Journey
Elder Care Journey (June 2016)
A View from the Front Lines
Laura Katz Olson - Author

Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
For millions of Americans caregiving is the “new normal.” For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, Elder Care Journey chronicles the disruption of her world and how it is upended by the ever-increasing long-distance needs of her own mother....(Read More)
Seeking Alice
Seeking Alice (June 2016)
A Novel
Camilla Trinchieri - Author

A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
This gripping story of love and loss centers on Marco, an Italian diplomat; Alice, his American wife; and their young children. Stationed in Prague during World War II, Marco and Alice become enemies when the United States enters the war, forcing Alice and the children to move from Prague to Rome and finally to Cernobb...(Read More)
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning (May 2016)
Transatlantic Passages on Europe and America
Andrei Guruianu - Author
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

The Death of Fred Astaire
The Death of Fred Astaire (May 2016)
And Other Essays from a Life outside the Lines
Leslie Lawrence - Author

When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
As a child of the sixties, Leslie Lawrence knew she didn’t want to duplicate her parents’ lives, yet she never imagined she’d stray so far outside the lines of their—and her own—e...(Read More)
The Heroic Age of Diving
The Heroic Age of Diving (April 2016)
America's Underwater Pioneers and the Great Wrecks of Lake Erie
Jerry Kuntz - Author

A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.
Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industrial Revolution turned their attention to undersea technology. Inventors developed practical hard-helmet diving suits, as well as new designs of submarines, diving bells, floating cranes, and undersea explosives. These innovations were used to clear ...(Read More)
Preaching in My Yes Dress
Preaching in My Yes Dress (March 2016)
Confessions of a Reluctant Pastor
Jo Page - Author

The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
After a series of childhood misfortunes—her father’s death, her mother’s ill-advised love affair, her disabled sister wrecking the family GTO—self-avowed church-geek Jo Page decided it was her job to figure out h...(Read More)
Flight Paths
Flight Paths (February 2016)
A Field Journal of Hope, Heartbreak, and Miracles with New York's Bird People
Darryl McGrath - Author

How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.
In the late 1970s, the bald eagle and the peregrine falcon were heading toward extinction, victims of the combined threats of DDT, habitat loss, and lax regulation. Flight Paths tells the story of how a small group of New York biologists raced against nature’s clock to bring these two beloved birds...(Read More)
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