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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 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 (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 (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)
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)

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