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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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American Chartres
American Chartres (November 2016)
Buffalo's Waterfront Grain Elevators
Bruce Jackson - Photographs and text by

Documents the city’s surviving grain elevators and their profound influence on twentieth-century architecture.
On a visit to Buffalo, New York, the French poet Dominique Fourcade was awed by the huge concrete grain elevators that line the city’s river and lakefront. Turning to his guide, the poet Susan Howe, he exclaimed, “The American Chartres!” Taking Fourcade’s exclamation as its title, Bruce Ja...(Read More)
 
 
FDR on His Houseboat
FDR on His Houseboat (November 2016)
The Larooco Log, 1924-1926
Karen Chase - Editor

Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.

In the midst of the Jazz Age, while Americans were making merry, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken by polio and withdrew from public life. From 1924 to 1926, believing that warm water and warm air would help him walk again, he spent the winter months on his new houseboat, the Larooco, sailing...(Read More)
 
 
Beer of Broadway Fame
Beer of Broadway Fame (September 2016)
The Piel Family and Their Brooklyn Brewery
Alfred W. McCoy - Author

2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Regional category
Explores the hundred-year history of Piel Bros., one of the prominent German American brands that once made New York City the brewing capital of America.
For more than a century, New York City was the brewing capital of America, with more breweries producing more beer than any other city, including Milwaukee and St. Louis. In ...(Read More)
 
 
Knickerbocker Commodore
Knickerbocker Commodore (September 2016)
The Life and Times of John Drake Sloat, 1781-1867
Bruce A. Castleman - Author

Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.

Knickerbocker Commodore chronicles the life of Rear Admiral John Drake Sloat, an important but understudied naval figure in US history. Born and raised by a slave-owning gentry family in New York’s Hudson Valley, Sloat moved ...(Read More)
 
 
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm (September 2016)
A Hudson Valley Family Remembered
David Byars - Author

Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm is a remarkable pictorial history of an eminent Hudson Valley family in the early decades of the twentieth century. Illustrated with the family’s extensive collection of personal albums compiled during the nascent years of photography, it provides a fascinat...(Read More)
 
 
Elder Care Journey
Elder Care Journey (June 2016)
A View from the Front Lines
Laura Katz Olson - Author

SHORTLISTED - 2016 Sarton Women’s Book Awards in the Memoir Category, presented by the Story Circle Network

GOLD Medal2017 Living Now Book Award in the Caregiving category

Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.

For millions of American...(Read More)
 
 
Seeking Alice
Seeking Alice (June 2016)
A Novel
Camilla Trinchieri - Author

2017 Italian American Studies Association Book Award
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the General Adult Fiction category

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. Statione...(Read More)
 
 
Creating Nonfiction
Creating Nonfiction (May 2016)
Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers
Jen Hirt - Editor
Erin Murphy - Editor

GOLD - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Anthologies category
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&r...(Read More)
 
 
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning (May 2016)
Transatlantic Passages on Europe and America
Andrei Guruianu - Author
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
Dead reckoning is the nautical term for calculating a ship’s position using the distance and direction traveled rather than instruments or astronomical observation. For those still recovering from the atrocities of the twentieth century, however, the term has an even grimmer meaning: toting up the butcher’s bill of war and genocide.
...(Read More)
 
 
The Death of Fred Astaire
The Death of Fred Astaire (May 2016)
And Other Essays from a Life outside the Lines
Leslie Lawrence - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir category
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 dupli...(Read More)
 
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