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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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Saving Eagle Mitch
Saving Eagle Mitch (May 2013)
One Good Deed in a Wicked World
Barbara Chepaitis - Author

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

In the spring of 2010, as the world’s economy faced a potential meltdown and the United States tried to win one war and maneuver its way out of another, one lone Steppe Eagle, shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan, faced problems of hi...(Read More)
 
 
Here, Everything Is Dreaming
Here, Everything Is Dreaming (April 2013)
Poems and Stories
Robert Moss - Author

Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.

Our earliest poets were shamans. Today as in the earliest times, true shamans are poets of consciousness who know the power of song and story to teach and to heal. They understand that the right words open pathways between the worlds and draw closer the gods and goddesses who wish to live through us.

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Life on a Rocky Farm
Life on a Rocky Farm (April 2013)
Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century
Lucas C. Barger - Author
Peter A. Rogerson - Transcribed and with an introduction by

A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.

Life on a Rocky Farm couples Lucas C. Barger’s (1866–1939) eye for detail with a folksy, anecdotal style to give us a remarkable and memorable depiction of both the traditional ways of farm life, and the challenges the farmers faced as the times changed. Previously unp...(Read More)
 
 
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right (April 2013)
Reflections, Rhymes, Rants, and Recipes
Eric L. Ball - Author

Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.

When Eric L. Ball returned to his hometown in northern New York after a fifteen-year absence that included time in Greece, he began building his version of the good life, largely revolving around growing, foraging, and cooking safe and wholesome foods. Yet, surrounded by family and old memories...(Read More)
 
 
The Guitar and the New World
The Guitar and the New World (April 2013)
A Fugitive History
Joe Gioia - Author

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.

The American guitar, that lightweight wooden box with a long neck, hourglass figure, and six metal strings, has evolved over five hundred years of social turmoil to become a nearly magical object—the most popular musical instrument in the world. In The Guitar and the New World, Joe Gioia offers a many-limbed soci...(Read More)
 
 
L Is for Lion
L Is for Lion (February 2013)
An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto - Author

FINALIST – 2014 Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian Memoir/Biography Category, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

This vivid memoir speaks the intense truth of a Bronx tomboy whose 1960s ...(Read More)
 
 
Fight All Day, March All Night
Fight All Day, March All Night (December 2012)
A Medal of Honor Recipient's Story
Wayne Mahood - Author

An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told through his letters from the battlefield.

In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his studies at Hamilton College to take up the Union cause. He quickly rose in rank from sergeant major to captain and acting regimental commander for the 126th New York Volunteers. In letters written to his family in Penn Yan, New York, Brown describes his ex...(Read More)
 
 
The Untold Story of Champ
The Untold Story of Champ (December 2012)
A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster
Robert E. Bartholomew - Author

The definitive account of a Lake Champlain legend.

“The lake surface was glass. My girlfriend and I were fishing from our anchored rowboat in about fifteen feet of water, facing the New York shore. ‘Ron, what’s that?’ I turned. About thirty feet away I saw three dark humps … protruding about two feet above the surface. The humps were perhaps two or three feet apart. They didn&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
The Gambler's Daughter
The Gambler's Daughter (October 2012)
A Personal and Social History
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

In exploring her father’s own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.

Screening calls from her father’s creditors, hiding his mail from her mother—being the child of a compulsive gambler wasn’t easy, and Annette B. Dunlap thought for years that her experience was a singular one. In early adulthood, she was fortunate enough to learn that sh...(Read More)
 
 
The Middle of Everywhere
The Middle of Everywhere (October 2012)
A Novel
Ray Petersen - Author

A young man’s quest to keep his hometown’s paper mill from closing turns into an odyssey across a rural upstate New York county.

One man’s affliction is another’s gift, and Kenny Hopewell’s “special gift” is a terrible memory and virtually no sense of direction. Entrusted by a family friend to deliver a plea for help that might keep his hometown mill fro...(Read More)
 
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