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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 Italian Actress
The Italian Actress (December 2009)
A Novel
Frank Lentricchia - Author

A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.

Set in Italy, Frank Lentricchia’s sixth novel features a has-been Italian American filmmaker, once internationally acclaimed for the beauty of his images and his experiments in pornography but now stuck in prolonged creative drought. At an obscure film festival in Volterra he meets the aging but still stunning Claudia Cardinale, star...(Read More)
 
 
Blows to the Head
Blows to the Head (December 2009)
How Boxing Changed My Mind
Binnie Klein - Author

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

“I peered through the Venetian blinds in our den, with its view of the playground next door, and watched mournfully as the popular girls played softball. I wanted to run fast, hit hard, and wear a cute uniform. These girls seemed to know something about life that I didn’t.”

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King of the Bowery
King of the Bowery (November 2009)
Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
Richard F. Welch - Author

The first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.

King of the Bowery is the first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, the archetypal Tammany Hall leader who dominated New York City politics—and much of its social life—from 1890 to 1913. A poor Irish kid from the Five Points who rose thr...(Read More)

 
 
Saving Troy
Saving Troy (November 2009)
A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City
William B. Patrick - Author
Richard Selzer - Foreword by

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America’s first-responders.

“This is on-the-scene reporting at its best. Bill Patrick has written a suspenseful account of the heroic, often tragic working lives of the firemen of the city of Troy, their comradeship, and their concern for the suffering of the victims. It is as fast-paced as a fire engine racing to put out the flames. Altogether ...(Read More)
 
 
Hudson River Panorama
Hudson River Panorama (November 2009)
A Passage through Time
Tammis K. Groft - Author
W. Douglas McCombs - Author
Ruth Greene-McNally - Author
Christine M. Miles - With a Foreword by
John R. Stilgoe - And an Essay by

Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Interior Design category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Cover Design category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and its impact on the peoples and landscape of New York State.
The majestic power and rich history of ...(Read More)
 
 
The Revelation of the Breath
The Revelation of the Breath (October 2009)
A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty
Sharon G. Mijares - Editor
Seyyed Ali Kianfar - Foreword by

Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.

Faced with unrelenting stresses from daily news, relationships, health, and financial conditions, and unsatisfied with the temporary and side-effect-riddled relief that pharmaceuticals provide, millions are finding measures of peace and positive energy through mindful breathing practices. In this book, Stanislav Grof, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Sharon G. Mijares...(Read More)
 
 
Women Writers of the Provincetown Players
Women Writers of the Provincetown Players (October 2009)
A Collection of Short Works
Judith E. Barlow - Editor

Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players features thirteen short plays written by women and performed by America’s most influential early twentieth-century noncommercial theater, the Provincetown Players. From their beginnings on Cape Cod in 1915 to their disbanding in New York City in 1922, the Players staged nearl...(Read More)
 
 
Frank
Frank (September 2009)
The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.

When she married forty-nine-year-old President Grover Cleveland in a White House ceremony on June 2, 1886, Frances Folsom Cleveland was only twenty-one years old, making her the nation’s youngest First Lady. Despite her age, however, Washington society marveled at how quickly the inexperienced Mrs. Cleveland (known as...(Read More)
 
 
Once an Engineer
Once an Engineer (September 2009)
A Song of the Salt City
Joe Amato - Author

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.

Once an Engineer is a funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of a dozen years spent growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. The tail end of the sixties finds Joe and his younger brother, M...(Read More)
 
 
Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures
Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures (September 2009)
A Hudson Valley Cookbook
Peter G. Rose - Author

A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.

Whether it’s grilled corn on the patio or a hot bowl of soup by the fire, the foods we eat are often intimately connected to the seasons of the year. For twenty years, award-winning food writer and historian Peter G. Rose has written a column on family food for newspapers in the Hudson Valley, and this light-...(Read More)
 
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