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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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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)
 
 
We Are Going to Be Lucky
We Are Going to Be Lucky (August 2018)
A World War II Love Story in Letters
Elizabeth L. Fox - Edited and annotated

Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.

We Are Going to Be Lucky
tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words. Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. Deeply committed to social justice and bonded by love, both vowed to write to one anoth...(Read More)
 
 
Finding True North
Finding True North (July 2018)
A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks
Fran Yardley - Author

An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.

In 1968 Fran and Jay Yardley, a young couple with pioneering spirit, moved to a remote corner of the Adirondacks to revive the long-abandoned but historic Bartlett Carry Club, with its one thousand acres and thirty-seven buildings. The Saranac Lake–area property had been in Jay’s family for generations, and his dream was to restore this ...(Read More)
 
 
Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

This book tells the compelling story of the young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. At best, he has been labeled a hero, a visionary, and a spokesman of the people. A...(Read More)
 
 
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies (April 2018)
Peter Lacovara - Editor
Sue H. D'Auria - Editor
Tammis K. Groft - Foreword by

From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.

In 1909, two mummies, one dating from the 21st Dynasty and the other from the Ptolemaic Period, arrived in Albany, New York. Purchased from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo by Albany businessman Samuel Brown for the Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA), they have been on continuous exhibition since then and are the most ...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with Ophelia
Dancing with Ophelia (March 2018)
Reconnecting Madness, Creativity, and Love
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

A personal narrative that explores madness through the use of literature, art, and philosophy to achieve lasting mental health without drugs.

“Twenty-two years ago, I lost my mind.” So begins Jeanne Ellen Petrolle’s fascinating personal narrative about her mental illness and recovery. Drawing on literature, art, and philosophy, Petrolle explores a unique understanding of madness that allowed her to achieve last...(Read More)
 
 
The History of Here
The History of Here (February 2018)
A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany
Akum Norder - Author

How the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, New York, changed and grew, as reflected in the history of one house and the lives of its residents.

When you buy an old house, you get much more than a house. In all its quirks, its alterations, in fragments of memory and traces left behind, you get a bundle of small mysteries. Who used to live here? Why did they come here, and where did they go? Whose name is that written on the attic...(Read More)
 
 
A Spirit of Sacrifice
A Spirit of Sacrifice (December 2017)
New York State in the First World War
Aaron Noble - Author
Keith Swaney - Author
Vicki Weiss - Author

Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.

“New York’s pride is the pride of things done. Her leadership is no more due to her great wealth or her large population than to the patriotism of her citizens and the uses to which her wealth is put. In every war in which this country has engaged, she has shown a spirit ...(Read More)
 
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