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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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Forest and Crag
Forest and Crag (March 2019)
A History of Hiking, Trail Blazing, and Adventure in the Northeast Mountains, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
Laura Waterman - Author
Guy Waterman - Author

A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with the mountains and wilderness.

Thirty years after its initial publication, this beloved classic is back in print. Superbly researched and written, Forest and Crag is the definitive history of our love affair with the mountains of the Northeastern United States, from the Catskills and the Adirondacks of New York to the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of Ne...(Read More)
 
 
You Who Enter Here
You Who Enter Here (March 2019)
Erika T. Wurth - Author

A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.

Matthew has grown up in hell. His father is gone, and his mother drinks and hooks up with men who abuse Matthew and his sister. He finally decides to hit the streets of Farmington to get away and to drink himself to death—in his mind, his destiny. He meets Chris, who saves him, takes him home, cleans him up, gets him sober, and initiates Matthew into o...(Read More)
 
 
Battling Editor
Battling Editor (January 2019)
The Albany Years
Harry Rosenfeld - Author
William Kennedy - Foreword by

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

In 1978, Harry Rosenfeld left the Washington Post, where he oversaw the paper’s standard-setting coverage of Watergate, to take charge of two daily papers under co-ownership in Albany, New York: the morning Times Union and the evening Knickerbocker News. It was a particularly challenging ...(Read More)
 
 
The Full Pomegranate
The Full Pomegranate (January 2019)
Poems of Avrom Sutzkever
Avrom Sutzkever - Author
Richard J. Fein - Selected and translated by
Justin Cammy - Introduction

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever (1913–2010) was described by the New York Times as “the greatest poet of the Holocaust.” Born in present-day Belarus, Sutzkever spent his childhood as a war refugee in Siberia, returned to Poland to participate in the interwar flourishing of Yiddish culture, was confined to the...(Read More)
 
 
Popovers and Candlelight
Popovers and Candlelight (November 2018)
Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire
Marcia Biederman - Author

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

What would you do with your last sixty dollars? If you were Patricia Murphy you’d turn it into a fortune by buying a rundown Brooklyn diner. On the cusp of the Great Depression, the diner became an overnight sensation, the first of nine popular Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants that opened over ...(Read More)
 
 
Angry Rain
Angry Rain (October 2018)
A Brief Memoir
Maurice Kenny - Author
Derek C. Maus - Edited and with an introduction by

Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.

Maurice Kenny’s career as a writer, teacher, publisher, and storyteller spanned more than six decades, during which he published over thirty books and became one of the most prominent voices in American poetry. From the early 1970s onward, he was instrumental in ...(Read More)
 
 
Bootlegger of the Soul
Bootlegger of the Soul (October 2018)
The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy
Suzanne Lance - Editor
Paul Grondahl - Editor

A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.

Award-winning novelist William Kennedy is perhaps best known for his Albany Cycle, a series of novels that put Albany on the world’s literary map alongside James Joyce’s Dublin, Gabriel García Márquez’s Macondo, and William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County. Bootlegger of the Soul off...(Read More)
 
 
Hell Gate
Hell Gate (October 2018)
A Nexus of New York City’s East River
Michael Nichols - Author

Depicts a man’s exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City’s East River.

Part history and part memoir, Hell Gate tells of a man’s excursions along and through Hell Gate, a narrow stretch of water in New York City’s East River, notorious for dangerous currents, shipwrecks, and its melancholic islands and rocks. Drawn to the area b...(Read More)
 
 
Years I Walked at Your Side
Years I Walked at Your Side (October 2018)
Selected Poems
Mordechai Geldman - Author
Tsipi Keller - Translator

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

from “At Your Side”

Years I walked at your side
like our prophet Isaiah
barefoot naked and bare
I will put on no cover
until you see me
until you recognize an other
one person
at least
and so know yourself as well

Mordechai Geldman came of age as a poet in the seventies, an auspicious and transformative time in th...(Read More)
 
 
The Moving of the Water
The Moving of the Water (September 2018)
Stories
David Lloyd - Author

Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.

Anchored in the community of first-, second-, and third-generation Welsh Americans in Utica, New York, during the 1960s, the stories in David Lloyd’s The Moving of the Water delve into universal concerns: identity, home, religion, language, culture, belonging, personal and national histories, mortality. Unflinching in their portrayal of the traumas and co...(Read More)
 
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