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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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The Sadness of Antonioni
The Sadness of Antonioni (August 2011)
A Novel
Frank Lentricchia - Author

An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.

Part Mafia murder mystery, part novel of ideas, but most of all a love story, The Sadness of Antonioni follows Hank Morelli, a young assistant professor of film obsessed with Antonioni’s L’Avventura. As he embarks on an unlikely romance with a Wendy’s cashier, he is also drawn into th...(Read More)
 
 
Shame the Devil
Shame the Devil (July 2011)
A Novel
Debra Brenegan - Author

FINALIST – 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Historical Fiction Category

Based on the remarkable and true story of the nineteenth-century novelist, journalist, and feminist Fanny Fern.

“There may be married people who do not read the morning paper. Smith and I know them not … It is not too much to say the newspapers are one of our strongest points of sympathy;...(Read More)
 
 
Six Weeks in Saratoga
Six Weeks in Saratoga (July 2011)
How Three-Year-Old Filly Rachel Alexandra Beat the Boys and Became Horse of the Year
Brendan O'Meara - Author

SEMIFINALIST – 2011 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons and Thoroughbred Times

The inside story of how a three-year-old filly captured the hearts of racing fans and cemented her bid to be named Horse of the Year.

When Rachel Alexandra thundered to a stylish win against the boys in the 2009 Preakness Stakes, her connections came to the 141st Saratoga ...(Read More)
 
 
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal (July 2011)
Conservative Activist Indians
Laurence M. Hauptman - Author

The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.

The remarkable story of the Tonawanda Senecas in the face of overwhelming odds is the centerpiece of this landmark community study. In the six decades prior to the Civil War, they wrestled with pressures from land companies; the local, state, and federal officials’ policies to acquire tribal lands a...(Read More)
 
 
The Beach Beneath the Streets
The Beach Beneath the Streets (June 2011)
Contesting New York City's Public Spaces
Benjamin Shepard - Author
Gregory Smithsimon - Author

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary United States.

Focusing on the liberating promise of public space, The Beach Beneath the Streets examines the activist struggles of communities in New York City—queer youth of color, gardeners, cyclists, and anti-gentrification activists—as they transform st...(Read More)
 
 
Body Shots
Body Shots (April 2011)
Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders
Emily Fox-Kales - Author

Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the “eating disordered culture” represented in Hollywood productions and popular images of celebrity life.
How do movie star bodies and celebrity culture influence the way real girls and women feel about their...(Read More)
 
 
Breaching Jericho's Walls
Breaching Jericho's Walls (March 2011)
A Twentieth-Century African American Life
Allen B. Ballard - Author

An award-winning African American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadelphia childhood in the 1930s to midcentury Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.

A rich narrative recounting the life story of award-winning African American historian and novelist Allen B. Ballard, Breaching Jericho’s Walls takes its readers on an exciting journey from a se...(Read More)
 
 
Coach
Coach (March 2011)
25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference
Andrew Blauner - Editor
David Duchovny - Preface
Bill Bradley - Foreword by

Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.

For everyone who has heard the beloved whistle at the end of a grueling practice, only to eagerly await the next, Coach is a treasure trove of insights and wisdom from the mouths of those we cherish, seen through the eyes of those we admire most. This book offers the reflections of tw...(Read More)
 
 
Corbino
Corbino (March 2011)
From Rubens to Ringling
Janis Londraville - Author
Richard Londraville - Author
Karal Ann Marling - Foreword by

A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.

A Sicilian immigrant who trained at the Art Students League in New York, Jon Corbino (1905–1964) was one of the most influential members of the “Sarasota School” of art, a group of painters and artists, many of them expatriate New Yorkers, who came to the west coast of Florida for its natural beauty, the quality of its light, and the open-aired...(Read More)
 
 
Still Speaking of Nature
Still Speaking of Nature (March 2011)
Further Explorations in the Natural World
Bill Danielson - Author

An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.

Through his popular newspaper column, “Speaking of Nature,” and his 2001 book of the same title, professional naturalist Bill Danielson has introduced thousands of readers to the wonders and mystery of the natural world in New England and upstate New York. In Still Speaking of Nature, Danielson co...(Read More)
 
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