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Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
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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Main Street to Mainframes
Main Street to Mainframes (May 2009)
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Harvey K. Flad - Author
Clyde Griffen - Author

2010 Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award, presented by Dutchess County Historical Society

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

The history of growth, decline, and revitalization in Poughkeepsie, New York, parallels that of many other small northeastern cities. Main Street to Mainframes tells the story of Poughkeepsie&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
A Family Place
A Family Place (April 2009)
A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family
Leila Philip - Author

One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.

Encompassing three centuries of manor lords and tenant farmers, Civil War heroes and renegade aunts, award-winning author Leila Philip tells the story of her ancestral Hudson Valley home, Talavera, and the mystery of her attachment to it. After her father’s death in 1992, Leila and h...(Read More)
 
 
When Play Was Play
When Play Was Play (April 2009)
Why Pick-up Games Matter
Ronald Bishop - Author

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

When Play Was Play offers a fascinating look at the disappearing world of childhood pick-up games. Drawing on his own experiences as well as a wealth of interviews and surveys, Ronald Bishop tells why these loosely structured games mattered—camaraderie, opportunities to develop social skills, and independence from the world of adults. Bishop contrasts his and o...(Read More)

 
 
Stairway to Empire
Stairway to Empire (April 2009)
Lockport, the Erie Canal, and the Shaping of America
Patrick McGreevy - Author

The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.

The stunning achievement of the Erie Canal’s completion is brought to life in this riveting story. In the spring of 1821, thousands of workers descended on the isolated village of Lockport, New York, twenty miles east of Niagara Falls. Their goal was to dig and blast a waterway through t...(Read More)
 
 
Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales (March 2009)
A New History
Ruth B. Bottigheimer - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

Where did Cinderella come from? Puss in Boots? Rapunzel? The origins of fairy tales are looked at in a new way in these highly engaging pages. Conventional wisdom holds that fairy tales originated in the oral traditions of peasants...(Read More)
 
 
White Savage
White Savage (March 2009)
William Johnson and the Invention of America
Fintan O'Toole - Author

Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.

William Johnson was scarcely more than a boy when he left Ireland and his Gaelic, Roman Catholic family to become a Protestant in the service of Britain’s North American empire. In New York by 1738, Johnson moved to the frontiers along the ...(Read More)
 
 
Mystery of The Night Café
Mystery of The Night Café (March 2009)
Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh
Cliff Edwards - Author
Diane Apostolos-Cappadona - Foreword by

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

Written like a detective story, this book explores the spirituality of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Vincent van Gogh, through one of Western art’s most mysterious paintings, The Night Café. Done in almost garish colors, the work depicts a late night in a café serving a poorer element of socie...(Read More)
 
 
The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita (March 2009)
Twenty-fifth–Anniversary Edition
Winthrop Sargeant - Translator
Huston Smith - Foreword by
Christopher Key Chapple - Edited and with a preface by

An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.

For years, this edition of the Bhagavad Gītā has allowed all those with a lively interest in this spiritual classic to come into direct contact with the richness and resonance of the original text. Winthrop Sargeant’s interlinear edition provides a word-for-w...(Read More)
 
 
New York Sings
New York Sings (March 2009)
400 Years of the Empire State in Song
Jerry Silverman - Author

New York’s fascinating history as presented in song.

In New York Sings, musicologist and folklorist Jerry Silverman has compiled a remarkable collection of songs about the people, places, and events of New York’s 400-year history—from Henry Hudson’s Half Moon to Pete Seeger’s Clearwater, from Montauk to Niagara Falls, from the sidewalks of New York to the lumber ca...(Read More)
 
 
Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India
Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India (March 2009)
Hala's Sattasai
Peter Khoroche - Translation and introduction by
Herman Tieken - Translation and introduction by

The oldest surviving anthology of lyric poems from India, the Sattasai presents the many aspects of love and provides a realistic counterpart to the Kāmasūtra.

An elegant translation of the Sattasaī (or Seven Hundred), India’s earliest collection of lyric poetry, Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India deals with love in its many aspects. Mostly narrated by women, th...(Read More)
 
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