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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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Creating Sustainable Communities
Creating Sustainable Communities (June 2015)
Lessons from the Hudson River Region
Rik Scarce - Author

Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.
From Mount Marcy to Manhattan and beyond, the Hudson River region has become an incubator for rich and varied experiments in sustainable living. In this fascinating book,Rik Scarce showcases some of these efforts by telling the stories of dynamic individuals and organizations that are remaking the region’s landscape through ecosys...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom Journey
Freedom Journey (June 2015)
Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York
Edythe Ann Quinn - Author

The story of thirty-six African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War.
Through wonderfully detailed letters, recruit rosters, and pension records, Edythe Ann Quinn shares the story of thirty-five African American Civil War soldiers and the United States Colored Troop (USCT) regiments with which they served. Associated with The Hills community in Westchester...(Read More)
 
 
The Spirit of New York
The Spirit of New York (June 2015)
Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Bruce W. Dearstyne - Author

 
 
Upstate Cauldron
Upstate Cauldron (June 2015)
Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

 
 
A Most Glorious Ride
A Most Glorious Ride (April 2015)
The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877–1886
Edward P. Kohn - Editor

Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
A Most Glorious Ride presents the complete diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. Covering the formative years of his life, Roosevelt’s entries show the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman into a confident and increasingly robust young adult. He writes about his grief over the premature death of...(Read More)
 
 
An Iceberg in Paradise
An Iceberg in Paradise (April 2015)
A Passage through Alzheimer's
Nancy Avery Dafoe - Author

Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe shares the heart-wrenching experience of caring for her ailing mother as she struggled, and ultimately lost her battle, with Alzheimer’s disease. Weaving poetry throughout, Dafoe tells her family’s story in the hope of helping those who are navigating the murky wa...(Read More)
 
 
Over a Barrel
Over a Barrel (April 2015)
The Rise and Fall of New York's Taylor Wine Company
Thomas Pellechia - Author

How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.
In 1880, Walter Stephen Taylor, a cooper’s son, started a commercial grape juice company in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Two years later, wine production was added, and by the 1920s, the Taylor Wine Company was firmly established. Walter Tayl...(Read More)
 
 
The City That Never Sleeps
The City That Never Sleeps (April 2015)
Poems of New York
Shawkat M. Toorawa - Editor
Anne Pierson Wiese - Foreword by

An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.
“New York, the city that never sleeps, contains more light than all the myriad heavens conceived of by its denizens of every possible race, religion, culture, color, and creed combined. All poets are besotted with light: it is the most transformative of all phenomena and we are permanently drunk on it—moon mad, sun blind, star struck.” — from the Foreword ...(Read More)
 
 
The Three Graces of Raymond Street
The Three Graces of Raymond Street (April 2015)
Murder, Madness, Sex, and Politics in 1870s Brooklyn
Robert E. Murphy - Author

A compelling story about three murders in Brooklyn between 1872 and 1873 and the young women charged with the crimes.
Between January 1872 and September 1873, the city of Brooklyn was gripped by accounts of three murders allegedly committed by young women: a factory girl shot her employer and seducer, an evidently peculiar woman shot a philandering member of a prominent Brooklyn family, and a former nun was arrested on suspicion ...(Read More)
 
 
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
Fifty Years in Sing Sing (February 2015)
A Personal Account, 1879–1929
Alfred Conyes - Author
Penelope Kay Jarrett - Editor
Ted Conover - Foreword by

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
Written more than eighty years ago, Fifty Years in Sing Sing is the personal account of Alfred Conyes (1852–1931), who worked as a prison guard and then keeper at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York, from 1879 to 1929. This unpublished memoir, dated 1930, was found among his granddaughter’s estate by his great-granddaughter Penel...(Read More)
 
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