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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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Colonizing Southampton
Colonizing Southampton (September 2011)
The Transformation of a Long Island Community, 1870-1900
David Goddard - Author

A study of the times and life in Southampton, New York between 1870 and 1900.

This book concerns the emergence and impact of the summer colony in the village of Southampton, New York, between the years 1870 and 1900, particularly the often fraught relations between the area’s wealthy resort population and its year-round residents. Essentially a study in social change and conflict, the book revolves aroun...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King
Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King (September 2011)
The Memoirs of Alexander "Sam" Aldrich
Sam Aldrich - Author
Gerald Benjamin - Foreword by

A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.

When he was twenty-five, Sam Aldrich danced with Queen Elizabeth II in London. By the time he was thirty-seven, he was marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. Recounting the journey between and beyond those two points, and musing over the irony of the contrast they represent, is the subject of this remarkable an...(Read More)
 
 
Drifting
Drifting (September 2011)
Two Weeks on the Hudson
Mike Freeman - Author

A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.

This candid account of the author’s two-week canoe trip down the Hudson River offers an introspective and humorous look at both the river and Recession-Era America. New to fatherhood and fresh from ten years in an Alaskan village, Mike Freeman sets out to relearn his country, an...(Read More)
 
 
Ordinary Jews
Ordinary Jews (September 2011)
Yehoshue Perle - Author
Shirley Kumove - Translated and with an introduction by

A new translation of a modern Yiddish masterpiece.

Since its original publication in 1935, Ordinary Jews has come to be regarded as one of the masterpieces of Yiddish literature. In his portrayal of the lives of ordinary Polish Jews in a small provincial city at the end of the nineteenth century, Yehoshue Perle offers a glimpse at a way of life that was already changing by the time of the novel’...(Read More)
 
 
The Landmarks of New York, Fifth Edition
The Landmarks of New York, Fifth Edition (September 2011)
An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel - Author

The definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City.

As the definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City, The Landmarks of New York, Fifth Edition documents and illustrates the 1,276 individual landmarks and 102 historic districts that have been accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission since its establishment in 1965. Arranged ch...(Read More)
 
 
The Stadium
The Stadium (September 2011)
Images and Voices of the Original Yankee Stadium
Jon Plasse - Photographer

Photographs and recollections of one of baseball’s most storied icons.

Through images and words, The Stadium brings to life the emotional and visual experience of the original Yankee Stadium, recalling a special time when children and their parents, joined by thousands of other fans, spent a joyful afternoon or evening together, watching their local heroes. Interspersed among photographer Jon Plasse...(Read More)
 
 
Truant Pastures
Truant Pastures (September 2011)
The Complete Poems of Harry C. Staley
Harry C. Staley - Author
George Drew - Introduction

Poems that ponder the conundrums of existence and religious faith in wartime.

Caw

I try to hold my sleep against the dawn

I sleep against the outside light where crows

(nuns and Sergeants   priests and colonels)

conspire in the brightening yard

calling me from play   callin...(Read More)
 
 
Episodes from a Hudson River Town
Episodes from a Hudson River Town (August 2011)
New Baltimore, New York
Clesson S. Bush - Author

2012 Award for Excellence presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network

The story of New Baltimore, New York, a small Hudson River town, and how outside pressures and local hard work have combined to forge a lasting community.


The seemingly unremarkable Hudson River town of New Baltimore has had its ups and downs, you could certainly say that. Here, generations of famili...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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