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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 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

 
 
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)
Essays from a Life outside the Lines
Leslie Lawrence - Author

 
 
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

 
 
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)
 
 
Forgetting Fathers
Forgetting Fathers (December 2015)
Untold Stories from an Orphaned Past
David Marshall - Author

An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
In Forgetting Fathers, David Marshall weaves together the stories of his grandfather and great-grandfather with his own quest to solve the mystery of his family’s past. Beginning as a search for his lost family name, Marshall attempts to understand the origins of his grandfather, who spent part o...(Read More)
 
 
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens (November 2015)
The DePeyster Family of New York
Valerie H. McKito - Author

Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
The DePeyster family of New York was one of the first families of New Amsterdam, ranking among the wealthiest of New York during the early days of the American Republic. The DePeysters were also unapologetic Loyalists, serving in the King’s forces during the American Revolution. After the w...(Read More)
 
 
Nearer to Never
Nearer to Never (September 2015)
Poems
R. S. Mason - Author

A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath every day experience.
As the title suggests, the poems in R. S. Mason’s Nearer to Never paradoxically comprise a book of the unmanifest, a poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience. Recalling Blake, Baudelaire, and Eliot, Mason addresses the innately sacred, melding philosophy, aesthetics, and Buddhist precepts into a lyrical...(Read More)
 
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