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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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The Affair of the Veiled Murderess
The Affair of the Veiled Murderess (March 2011)
An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery
Jeanne Winston Adler - Author

An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.

Troy, New York, 1853. Two Irish immigrants—a man and a woman—die shortly after drinking beer poured by a neighbor. Was it poisoned? And if so, was their slayer the beautiful mistress of an important Democratic politician? Many Trojans soon answer yes to both questions, but others qu...(Read More)
 
 
The Anarchist Bastard
The Anarchist Bastard (March 2011)
Growing Up Italian in America
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

FINALIST – 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.

“I was born in 1944, but raised in the twelfth century.” With that, Joanna Clapps Herman neatly describes the two worlds she inhabited while growing up as the child of Italian American immigrants in Waterbury, Connectic...(Read More)
 
 
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport (February 2011)
Allen Bodner - Author
Budd Schulberg - Foreword by

A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.

Boxing was an integral part of American culture during the first half of the twentieth century, second only to baseball in popularity. It was also a heavily Jewish sport—from 1910 to 1940, there were twenty-six Jewish world champions, and during the 1920s and 1930s, almost one-third of all boxers were Jewish. Drawing ...(Read More)
 
 
Forgotten Borough
Forgotten Borough (February 2011)
Writers Come to Terms with Queens
Nicole Steinberg - Editor

Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.

The stories, poems, and essays in Forgotten Borough offer twenty-four takes on New York City’s biggest underdog: Queens. From the immigrant communities of Forest Hills to the unsung heroes of Maspeth and the bustling crowds of Flushing, Queens is the most divers...(Read More)

 
 
PhanFood
PhanFood (January 2011)
From the Kitchen Pot to the Tour Lot
Taraleigh Weathers - Editor
Pete Mason - Editor

.A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.

Like the band they follow from city to city, Phish fans have their own history of creativity, which in turn follows them wherever they go—even into the kitchen. Edited by Taraleigh Weathers and Pete Mason, PhanFood brings together many of the recipes that Phish fans have made and shared over the years. Included are appetizers, salads, s...(Read More)
 
 
The Journal of Ann McMath
The Journal of Ann McMath (January 2011)
An Orphan in a New York Parsonage in the 1850s
Ann McMath - Author
C. Stewart Doty - Edited and with an introduction by

An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the Burned-Over District of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.

In 1851, fourteen-year-old orphan Ann McMath (1834–1873) was sent to live with her uncle and his family in their parsonage in Horseheads, New York. Lonely and full of self-doubt, anxious to establish female friendships in a new place, and questing for intellectual and moral ...(Read More)
 
 
A Place in History
A Place in History (October 2010)
Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825
Warren Roberts - Author

A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

In 1998, after completing a book on the French Revolution, Warren Roberts took a bicycle ride into the heart of the city in which he had lived for thirty-five years. Thus began a ten-year journey into the history of A...(Read More)
 
 
Cooking with Chef Silvio
Cooking with Chef Silvio (September 2010)
Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania
Silvio Suppa - Author
Anthony V. Riccio - With

A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.

Join Anthony V. Riccio and Chef Silvio Suppa for a guided tour of the rich culinary history of southern Italy. Known to the Romans as Campania Felix, or “fertile countryside,” Chef Silvio’s home region of Campania is blessed with rich volcanic soil and warm sea breezes, which has resulted...(Read More)
 
 
Castles of New York
Castles of New York (September 2010)
Scott Ian Barry - Author

An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.

Often the highlight of any European vacation, castles have captured the hearts of architecture buffs and romantics for generations. However, splendid examples of the form can be found right here in New York, as award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry shows in this architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of...(Read More)

 
 
New York in Bloom, 2011 Calendar
New York in Bloom, 2011 Calendar (September 2010)
Public Gardens and Parks of New York State
Ted Spiegel - Photographer

New York blooms year-round in photographs by award-winning National Geographic photographer Ted Spiegel.

In these vibrant and colorful photographs, award-winning photographer Ted Spiegel proves that New York does indeed bloom year-round—you just have to know where to look. From the orchids at the New York Botanical Garden to the Lilac Festival in Rochester, New York, this year’s New York in Bloo...(Read More)
 
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